Stafford v Isaacson and others [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    AWC/13/16, Determination AWD 142
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    A-Typical Working
Issues covered: Temporary Workers; A-Typical Workers; Agency Workers; Discrimination; The Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012


The claimants in this case were 14 workers employed by the respondent employment agency and assigned to work for a hirer company called Cronin Movers Group, as variously a general operative, a driver or an acting foreman. They brought a claim against the respondent to a Rights Commissioner (RC) under the Act on October 30th 2012, alleging that they were paid a lower hourly rate of pay than directly employed workers of the hirer doing the same or similar work. The RC ruled in their favour and the respondent appealed that decision to the Court. 

On appeal, the Court found that the complainants were employed by the respondent agency and assigned to work for the hirer before

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This article is correct at 07/12/2015

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