Katarzyna (Kasia) Czernik v RTÉ – Raidió Teilifís Éireann [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Employment equality – discrimination – sexual harassment – policies and procedures


The Complainant was employed as a journalist by the Respondent from March 2019, becoming a member of staff in February 2021. The Complainant role required her to work three overnight shifts a week, usually only working alongside one other employee. The Complainant often worked with another employee, Mr X, from whom the Complainant received inappropriate text messages, WhatsApp messages, and emails from 18 to 21 June 2021. The Complainant reported this behaviour as sexual harassment shortly after it initially occurred, and suffered from stress which caused her to be on certified sick leave from 30 June 2021. The Complainant alleged the actions of the Respondent were insufficient

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This article is correct at 11/10/2023

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