A Worker v An Employer [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Collective and Trade Union Issues
Issues covered: Industrial Relations – Last in, First out – Collective Bargaining

Summary Sentence:

The Worker, who challenged the Employer’s decision to allocate re-organised roster positions on a “last in, first out” basis which did not favour the Worker, was recommended by the Adjudication Officer to engage to find a role which was suitable to her experience and qualifications.


The Worker has worked in a healthcare setting for the Employer since 1988. The Employer engaged in a reorganisation of its rostering practices, and as such identified the Worker and colleagues as needing to alter their working patterns. This meant the loss of overnight “sleepover shifts” which resulted in a loss of income for the Worker, and the re-allocation of other overnight

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This article is correct at 09/05/2024

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