Irene Glynn v Carlow Dental Centre Cdc [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline and Grievance
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal – Social Media – Gross Misconduct – Political Speech


The Complainant had been an employee of the Respondent since 20 February 2015. On 6 January 2023 the Respondent received a message to its Facebook page which said members of its staff have “very extreme views when it comes to refugees coming into Ireland” and included a screenshot which showed the Complainant’s Facebook account commenting “Ireland is on its knees, Irish working people can’t afford heating or food yet refugees think it’s a free for all, stay fight for your country our grand parents fought against the English do the same.” On that day, the Respondent contacted the Complainant by text message and asked that the Complainant remove the comment. The Complainant’s

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