Stobart (Ireland) Driver Services Limited v O’Riordan Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceWTC 12/148, Determination No. DWT 12170
Legal BodyLabour Court
Type of Claim / JurisdictionWorking Time and Leave
Section 17 (1) of the OWT Act obliges an employer, where neither a contract of employment or other agreement specifies the normal or regular starting and finishing times of work, to provide an employee with at least 24 hours' notice of such times before the day or days concerned. Section 17 (2) provides for a similar 24 hour notice obligation where the employer proposes that an employee work additional (or overtime) hours. Finally, Section 17 (4) allows an employer, where circumstances arise that could not reasonably have been foreseen, to alter the hours of work set out in the relevant notification.
In this case, the claimant was employed as a truck driver by the respondent. He
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