An Industrial Cleaner v A Cleaning Company [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
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    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Payment of Wages Act; Non Payment of Bonus; Unlawful Deduction

The Complainant was paid a Christmas bonus every year of €500. On the 5th of December 2018, he handed in his notice to the Respondent who then failed to pay his Christmas bonus for that year. The Complainant believed that the Respondent held off paying staff Christmas bonuses on purpose, as all other employees were afforded their Christmas bonus afterwards.

The Respondent’s believed that the bonus was not due to the Complainant as he terminated his employment prior to the maturation of the bonus scheme and was therefore ineligible for the bonus, as he did not meet the criteria. The Respondent also added that the Complainant did not engage with the Respondent in relation to the complaint and

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This article is correct at 12/12/2019

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