Eris Byrne v Balrath Operations Unlimited trading as the Grafton Hotel [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
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    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
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Issues covered: Payment of Wages; Unwritten Terms of Employment; Rate of Pay


The Complainant was a third-level student who was hired by the Respondent to work as a bartender on a part-time basis. The terms of employment between the parties were not formalised and the Complainant said she was not given a contract of employment, although the Respondent produced one at the hearing. The Complainant alleged the hourly rate she agreed prior to employment was €12.00 per hour, but that upon reviewing her payslips she discovered she was only being paid €11.00 per hour. The Complainant says she raised this issue with her line manager, but the shortfall was not addressed. The Complainant also alleged she was given fewer shifts after raising the issue and was

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This article is correct at 10/07/2023

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