Zbigniew Debny v Gateway Transport Limited Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal (EQT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Pay
This complaint relates to a Polish national claiming that he was less favourably treated in relation to his terms and conditions of employment because he had difficulty in getting his wages and sometimes had to demand what he was owed. It is a relatively standard claim in that regard with an added aspect of harassment on the race ground which is the only aspect of the claim upheld. The complainant asserted that when he demanded his wages he was told to “f*** off back to Poland”.
The complainant’s representative argued that a foreign national is in particularly vulnerable position in this respect although no evidence was presented that would indicate that the Irish
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