Review of Recent Labour Court Decisions: Complaints of Victimisation or Penalisation

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 15 December 2010
David Fagan
Business Legal
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This article looks at three recent employment equality cases concerning alleged victimisation of employees by employers in response to complaints of discrimination, where the initial decision of the Equality Tribunal was appealed to the Labour Court.

1. Introduction

Protection for employees from victimisation or penalisation by employers for exercising rights under employment legislation is somewhat uneven in Ireland. Some of the more recent pieces of legislation - for example the working time, part time work and fixed term work Acts - all provide for specific protection against penalisation. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 similarly prohibits the penalisation of an employee

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