Mr. Z v The Respondent [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Pay
Issues covered: Paternity Leave Entitlement; Payment of Wages Act; Breach of Fair Procedures

The Claimant commenced employment with the Respondent in March 2018. He finished his employment with the Respondent in August 2018.

On the 7th of June 2018, he enquired about his entitlement to take paternity leave. His Manager informed him that he was entitled to 3 days fully paid respondent leave, along with 2 weeks' statutory paternity leave. At a meeting with the Claimant’s manager in early July, he informed the Manager that his wife was due to give birth on the 9th of August and again he raised the issue of taking paternity leave. The Claimant submitted that the Manger did not appear to be impressed by the request but stated that he would investigate the matter.

On the 17th of July,

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, register today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.

We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.

We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.

You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.

You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.

Already a subscriber, now or Register

This article is correct at 21/08/2019

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Legal Island
Legal Island

The main content of this article was provided by Legal Island. Contact telephone number is 028 9446 3888 / 01 401 3874 or email

View all articles by Legal Island