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Hussein v The Labour Court & Younis [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IESC 58
  • Legal Body
    Irish Supreme Court (IESC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Employment Permits Act 2003 to 2006; Work Permits

This case was an appeal by the employer against a €92,000 award by the Labour Court to a Pakistani employee over employment law breaches while working in an Indian restaurant in Dublin. The High Court quashed the decision of the Labour Court on the basis that his employment was unlawful as he did not have a valid work permit. The Labour Court award could not be upheld as there was no valid employment relationship between the parties. 

The employee Mr. Younis had claimed that he worked an 11 hour day, 7 days a week for a wage well under the national minimum wage rate at 55c per hour. As

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This article is correct at 16/10/2012

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