Mark Maloney v Health Service Executive [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Organisation of Working Time – On-Call – Public Holidays


The Complainant is a plumber for the Respondent, and was on-call for seven days in October 2022. Included in those days was the October public holiday. This on-call arrangement required the Complainant to be available to attend the workplace during this period if required, but did not require the Complainant to remain on the Respondent’s premises or engage in activity on behalf of the Respondent if not called upon. The Complainant accepted that he was not required to work on the public holiday, and that he received a day’s pay in respect of that public holiday despite not having been required to work on it. He also acknowledged that he received a €210 on-call allowance for

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