Stephen Hanley v PBR Restaurants Limited t/a Fishshack Café [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Redundancy, Working Time
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal – Redundancy –Working Time – Terms of Employment

Summary Sentence:

The Complainant was found to have been unfairly dismissed by the Respondent by way of “sham” redundancy, and this, along with working time violations and a failure to provide a written contract, merited a direction for the Respondent to pay the Complainant €61,549.


The Complainant worked as the Operations Manager for the Respondent, and was in this role pursuant to an arrangement with the new shareholders of the Respondent company. The Complainant was one of three sons of the former main shareholder of the Respondent company, who had owned and operated it until financial difficulties caused it to enter examinership and ultimately caused the Complainant’s

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This article is correct at 16/05/2024

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