Nicholas Moroney v Iarnród Éireann [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Pay
Issues covered: Payment of Wages; Loss of Earnings; Overtime


The Complainant was employed as a Station Master and had worked in the Respondent’s booking office on a rostered basis for 25 years. The Complainant retired in January 2022. It was the Complainant’s evidence that the Respondent failed to pay him loss of earnings following a Labour Court Recommendation made on 15th November 2021.

The Complainant submitted the payment was due to the closure of booking offices, which was initially due to the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 and subsequently, following a business review, the Respondent decided to close the booking offices permanently.

The Complainant sought payment of €10,000 which was an amount similar to that received by his

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This article is correct at 22/03/2023

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