Sandra Blakeney v Verve Marketing Ltd [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Cross-examination; Fair Procedures; Organisation of Working Time; Burden of Proof

The complainant was laid off due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She brought a series of complaints under the Organisation of Working Time Act, as well as singular complaints under the Terms of Employment (Information) Act and the Payment of Wages Act, the Unfair Dismissals Act and the Redundancy Payments Act respectively. The complaints under the Unfair Dismissals Act and the Redundancy Payments Act were later withdrawn.

The complainant submitted that the respondent failed to maintain working time records as required by Section 25 of the Organisation of Working Time Act. The respondent submitted that the nature of the complainant’s role meant that she could choose her breaks. The respondent did

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This article is correct at 02/09/2021

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