Enda Fox v Gabriel O’Brien Crane Hire Limited [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Employment Equality – Discrimination – Disability – Victimisation – Dismissal


The Complainant was employed by the Respondent, a crane hirer, as a Site Supervisor from 5 May 2022 to the date of his dismissal on 1 August 2022. The Complainant alleged he did not receive a contract of employment at the time of his hiring or any time thereafter. On 30 June 2022 the Complainant suffered a left pelvic fracture while working for the Respondent. He sustained this injury by falling off the back of a crane while working on a contracted job for the Respondent. This injury meant the Complainant could not work, and was eligible for payments from the Construction Workers Sick Pay Trust, which the Complainant applied for and asked the Respondent to complete. The

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This article is correct at 29/02/2024

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