A Kitchen Porter v A Takeaway [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Pay
Issues covered: Constructive Dismissal; Payment of Wages Act 1991

The Complainant, a Hungarian national, was employed as a Kitchen Porter for the Respondent company since 2015. 

In the beginning, the Complainant worked between two kitchens that the Respondent owned.  In December of 2017/January 2018, things started to deteriorate rapidly for the Complainant as there had been a change of ownership in the company. He no longer worked in both kitchens.  Conditions began to worsen as staff were not getting paid and were coming and going each and every week. This high rate of staff turnover meant that there was extra pressure on the staff that remained.

The Complainant approached the manager on numerous occasions to address the issue. Each

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This article is correct at 11/06/2019

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