Daniele Vito Antonetti, Antonio Santoiemma, Darius Radu Peicu, Sanda Maties and Ioan Cosmin Maties v Ascot Catering Limited Ciao Bella Roma [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    ADJ-00029809, ADJ-00030665, ADJ-0003066, ADJ-00030612, ADJ-00030663
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Pay
Issues covered: Organisation of Working Time – Unfair Dismissal – Payment of Wages – Group Claims


The former employees, who worked in various roles within the Respondent business, had worked without proper breaks as required by the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997. The Respondent closed its business abruptly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic without warning to its employees, and did not pay any wages due to the employees at the time of closing or any mandatory payments required upon dismissal. One Complainant said in evidence that the restaurant re-opened in August 2020, but without re-engaging any of the Complainants. This Complainant said he had returned to the restaurant premises to ask whether they would be re-engaged, and was told to leave the premises.


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This article is correct at 07/12/2023

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