Dora Koszo v MM Fiber Packaging Ireland Ltd. [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal – Constructive Dismissal – Flexible working – Withdrawal of offer – Industrial relations


The Complainant had been employed as a general operative with the Respondent since February 2019. She was on maternity leave from 3 October 2021 to 12 April 2022. Her partner is also an employee of the Respondent. After having taken her statutory maternity leave, the Complainant applied to the Respondent to be switched from a weekday to a weekend shift pattern. She did so to facilitate her and her partner’s plan to split their parental responsibilities for childcare, as her partner worked the same weekday shift as the Complainant. The Respondent sent the Complainant correspondence which indicated that the Complainant would be facilitated with such a pattern on a “trial basis”.

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This article is correct at 13/02/2024

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