An Operations Coordinator v A Facilities Management Service Provider [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Health and Safety, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Constructive Dismissal; Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005; Covid-19 Pandemic; Repudiation of Contract; Constructive Dismissal

The Complainant claimed was constructively dismissed from her employment. The Complainant’s role was that of coordinator and she provided support to the client university Accommodation Manager. The role involved checking in and out as well as maintenance. The client employed front of house staff and there were three (apparently interchangeable) coordinators, all of whom worked office hours. 

The Complainant highlighted that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic she had to deal with the impact of students leaving their accommodation. About 10% of the accommodation, however, remained occupied throughout this period. The Complainant then availed of certified sick leave.  She argued

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This article is correct at 28/01/2021

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