Dawn O’Brien v Michael Naughton t/a Eco-swift Environmental Services [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Contracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Discriminatory dismissal during maternity leave; Non-payment for holidays; Payment of wages; Terms of Employment; Fair Procedures

The Complainant worked as a Cleaning Operative from October 2018 to June 2021.  

In November 2020, the Complainant went on Maternity Leave. The Complainant was not allowed to return to work after maternity leave and was initially told there was no work for her to return to.  The Complainant was told she would be paid outstanding money including holidays, week in hand but never received these payments. When the Complainant received the letter informing her of her dismissal, it stipulated she was dismissed due to Covid-19.  She was told they would put this on the letter to make it easier for her to get social welfare. The Complainant was not offered a fair hearing, she

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This article is correct at 14/12/2022

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