STOBART (IRELAND) DRIVER SERVICES LIMITED AND BURKE (AND OTHERS)Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionA-Typical Working
The 11 complainants in this case alleged several breaches of the OWT Act and were each awarded €5,000 in compensation by a Rights Commissioner (RC) under three of the four headings of complaint. The respondent employer appealed this finding to the Court. The three headings of complaint were:
* Section 13 – The requirement to provide weekly rest of 24 consecutive hours
* Section 16 – The obligation to limit the number of night time hours worked
* Section 17 - The obligation to notify starting and finishing hours of work
* Section 13 – Weekly rest
Under Section 13, an employer is obliged to ensure that an employee receives a weekly rest period of at least 24 consecutive hours. In principle, this
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