Martin Beirne v HSE [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Pay, Leave
Issues covered: Organisation of Working Time – Annual Leave – Termination of Employment - Compensation


The Complainant was a property manager for HSE Estates, the estates management function of the Respondent. In 2007, the Complainant’s job was to be made redundant, but because no alternative appointment within the Respondent’s operations was available for him at the time, the Complainant was allowed on an exceptional basis to continue in his role without any direct line management. The Complainant recorded his working time in a staff system, but was never directed to take annual leave, and the Complainant said he was too busy in his job to avail of his full statutory annual leave entitlement.

The Complainant retired from his position in October 2022. Section 23 of the

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This article is correct at 13/02/2024

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