A Pilot v An Airline [2019]

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

The Complainant was employed as a Pilot for the Respondent airline from September 2016 until August 2018.  He had financed his training himself which was very costly. The Respondent airline then launched a new aircraft in 2016 which required further training. The Respondent was providing staff with a ‘training bond’ scheme so that they would be instructed on how to operate the new aircraft. When one of the Complainant’s colleague refused to sign up to this scheme, he was made redundant. 

After the Complainant agreed to partake in the training bond scheme, he was informed that he had to be relocated from his base which was in London to Dublin. It was the second time in nine months

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This article is correct at 27/09/2019

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