Alessandra Quinn v Embassy of Brazil Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyWorkplace Relations Commission (WRC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Redundancy, Policies and Procedures
The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent, the Embassy of Brazil, in November 2001. Her employment ended in 2021. The Complainant worked 40 hours per week as a housekeeper. The Complainant brought a complaint under the Unfair Dismissals Act and the Redundancy Payments Act to the WRC in November 2021.
The Complaint submitted that at all times her remuneration package included room and board, specified to include, “a private room, equipped with heating, bathroom, kitchen, a common living room and dining room, TV and telephone at no charge except for private long-distance call”, in a mews in the Ambassador’s home. This accommodation was a very valuable and
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