Aer Lingus v Lukasz Kacmarkek, Marcin Turczyk and Rafal Wilczkiew Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceILCR Determination No. EDA1712
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscipline and Grievance, Discrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment
This case involved a claim that the complainants were discriminated against on the race ground. The 3 complainants were foreign nationals employed in the catering department of the respondent company. English is the business language of the company and the common language between employees.
In the company's policy document it expressly states that all employees must communicate in English when performing their work related duties but are free to speak in their native language while on official breaks. The complainants argued that the application of the policy is excessive and disproportionate, however the respondents claimed it is necessary for business efficiency, health and safety and
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