Social Worker v A Mental Health Facility [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Pay
Issues covered: Industrial Relations Act; Consultation; Unilateral Change

The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent on the 13th of May 1991 and at all times the Complainant’’s role was described as “Social Worker”.  The Complainant alleged that she had been unfairly forced to change her place of work without her consent.  However, the Respondent stated that the move arose from clinical necessity and was permissible under the Complainant’s contractual terms.

The Respondent is involved in the provision of mental health services to the public at two separate sites within the same metropolitan area. The Complainant had worked exclusively at one of those sites for over 19 years.  In 2019, without any prior notice or engagement, the

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This article is correct at 08/04/2021

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