Britvic Ireland Limited v Andrew Allen [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ILCR Determination No. PWD151
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Industrial Relations Acts, 1946 to 1990; Section 7(1), Payment of Wages Act, 1991; Unlawful Deductions

This claim concerned an alleged unlawful deduction from the complainant’s wages. The complainant argued it was custom and practice within the company to be paid full wages despite leaving early on the ‘break-up day’ for Christmas. The Court was satisfied that such an implied contractual arrangement existed. However, as the employee failed to seek permission to leave the premises and had not clocked out of work on the day in question the Court felt that the deductions were lawful.  

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