Credit Controller v Sports Company [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Flexible Working
Issues covered: Industrial Relations Act; Remote Working; Return to the workplace

The Complainant had been employed as the Respondent's Credit Controller from the 2nd of December 2019 until her employment was terminated on the 11th of May 2020 as she could not return to the workplace on an eight-hour day basis due to childcare difficulties.

The Complainant had relied on a creche which had closed as a direct result of the impact of Covid-19. The Respondent was aware that the Complainant had no alternative childcare and when the creche closed, the Complainant proposed other options such as additional after-hours work, parental leave and lay off so they could advertise the position on a temporary basis. However, none of these options were accepted by the Respondent.


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This article is correct at 19/08/2021

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