Turn Key Ventures Limited v Teresa Renia Czapiewska [2016] ILCR

Posted In: Case Law
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    Labour Court (LC)
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Issues covered: Industrial Relations Acts, 1946 to 1990; Section 29(1), Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005; Dismissal as Penalisation

This case concerned a claim by the complainant that she was dismissed in direct retaliation for a letter she sent to her employer's relating to a number of health and safety issues in the workplace. The respondent claimed that the termination of her employment, 1 day later, was unrelated and was a result of the economic downturn. The Court held that the letter sent by the complainant was protected under section 27 of the Act, meaning penalisation of the complainant for such an act was prohibited. The Court was satisfied, on the balance of probability, that her letter was the operative reason for her dismissal. Accordingly, the amount of €5,000 was awarded.

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This article is correct at 08/04/2016

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