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Select Service Partner, Ireland t/a SSP Ireland v Albert Fordjour [2017]

Case reference:ILCR.Determination.No..UDD1758   This case involved a claim of unfair dismissal by the Complainant. The Complainant had been subject to a complaint by a female colleague who claimed he had made inappropriate advances towards her. Following the complaint, he was called to attend a meeting with a senior manager, without notice of th...
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Martin-Brower Ireland Limited v William Clancy [2017]

Case reference:ILCR.Determination.No..UDD1761   This case involved a claim of unfair dismissal. The Complainant had worked for the Company for 10 years and had a good employment record until a number of incidents in March 2015. He had been found to have carried out his work unsafely as a fork lift driver, which resulted in a final written warnin...
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Unfair Dismissal Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
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Castolin Eutectic Ireland Limited v Rafal Kita [2017]

Case reference:ILCR.Determination.No..UDD1754   This case involved a claim that the Complainant had been unfairly dismissed. The Respondent did not dispute the fact that the Complainant had been dismissed but claimed he had been dismissed for gross insubordination. There had been an issue between the Complainant and his supervisor on the 12th Ma...
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lorea Gusa v Minister for Social Protection, Ireland and Attorney General [2017]

Case reference:CJEU.Case.C-442/16   This case involved a Romanian plasterer who was self-employed in Ireland for the period 2008 - 2012. Due to the recession he could not find work and applied for jobseeker's allowance in 2012. His application was refused on the basis that he had not demonstrated that he continued to have a right to ...
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Lake Region Medical Limited v Monika Stachon [2017]

Case reference:ILCR.Determination.No..EDA1731   This case involved a claim that the complainant had been discriminated against based on her race and nationality, being a Polish national. The complainant had been instructed by her supervisor to speak English when working with colleagues of varying nationalities. The supervisor also explained that...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Boxmore Plastics Limited v Zanetta Zimareva [2017]

Case reference:ILCR.Determination.No..EDA1732   This case involved a claim of discrimination on grounds of race. Following an incident in December 2014 the complainant had made a complaint to the respondent pursuant to the company's internal grievance procedure. A meeting was convened on foot of this grievance, and the complainant attended the m...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Grant Engineering (Ireland) Unlimited Company v Denis Delaney [2017]

Case reference:ILCR.Determination.No..TED1728   This case involved a claim that the statement of terms of employment issued to the applicant by the respondent did not provide all the information required under the Act. The respondent alleged that any deficiency in the comprehensive statement was minor in nature and of no practical consequence. T...
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Contracts of Employment
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King v The Sash Window Workshop Ltd and anor [2017]

Case reference:CJEU.C‑214/16   "It follows from the above that, unlike in a situation of accumulation of entitlement to paid annual leave by a worker who was unfit for work due to sickness [and who has a limited period of carry-over in which to take unused annual leave], an employer that does not allow a worker to exercise his r...
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Working Time and Leave
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Homecare Medical Supplies v Pauline O'Connell [2017]

Case reference:ILCR.Determination.No..UDD1747   This case involved a claim of constructive dismissal. The complainant had been a Retail Supervisor and submitted that she had been demoted following an open competition for a new role of 'Team Leader'. She claimed that there was no material difference between her current role as Retail Supervisor a...
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Maio Marques da Rosa v Varzim Sol [2017]

Case reference:EUECJ.C-306/16   Our readers will be aware the Working Time Directive is health and safety at work legislation, brought into force in Ireland under the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. All workers are entitled to have breaks while they are at work and rest periods between working days or nights. The Organisa...
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Working Time and Leave