Shane Guilfoyle v Anglo Irish Refrigeration

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline, Pay, Grievance and Dispute Resolution
Issues covered: Fair Process; Unlawful Wage Deduction

Summary Sentence:
The Complainant succeeds in a case for unfair dismissal and unlawful wage deduction, receiving €4,000 in compensation after the company failed to follow fair procedures.

The Complainant, a regional engineer based in Cork, worked extensive hours on emergency breakdown services across Ireland. He repeatedly clashed with management over the inadequate specifications of his company van, which lacked air conditioning, causing him heat stress. Despite raising a formal complaint in November 2022, no action was taken. He was instructed to collect a new van in November the same week, but it did not meet health and safety standards.

In November 2022, the Complainant took

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This article is correct at 12/06/2024

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