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Data Classification Analyst v Market Research Company

Case reference:ADJ-00001299   The complainant asserted she was treated less favourably at work from the point where she announced her pregnancy. She asserted she was targeted, bullied, and experienced a sudden and unwarranted change in the way members of management behaved towards her. Prior to her maternity leave, she was the...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Pinnacle Security Limited T/A Pinnacle Security Group v Chris Mabuza [2016]

Decision number:ILCR.Determination.No..UDD1640   Legal body:lc This case concerned a claim of unfair dismissal. The claimant, a security guard, had been dismissed following an incident. The respondent considered that this incident amounted to a breach of the fundamental trust necessary to employ him and accordingly dismissed him. However, the respondent failed...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Masterlink Logistics v Jakub Rudzinski [2016]

Decision number:ILCR.Determination.No..DWT171   Legal body:lc This case concerned a claim by the appellant that he was not in receipt of his statutory entitlement to compensation for working on a Sunday. Under the Act, an employee who is required to work on a Sunday, is entitled to a reasonable additional benefit for working on that day where this fact has no...
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Working Time and Leave
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Monnie McKayed v Forbidden City Limited T/A Translations.ie [2016]

Case reference:IEHC.722   This case concerned a claim that the plaintiff had been unfairly dismissed. To resolve this dispute the court primarily focused on whether there was a mutuality of obligation between the parties. The court held that no mutual obligation existed between the parties as: the fact that work is given re...
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Capital Food Emporium (Holdings) Limited v John Walsh & anor [2016]

Decision number:IEHC.725   Legal body:iehc This case concerned the position that arises when a party and its representative do not turn up for an official hearing. In this case the court had to determine whether a breach of constitutional or natural justice, or the audi alteram partem principle, arises where the hearing proceeds due to the ...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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First Group plc v Paulley [2017]

Decision number:UKSC.4   Legal body:uksc This UK Supreme Court case will be of particular interest to those readers who work in transport or who specialise in equality matters. The case involved a wheelchair user who could not get on a bus because a woman with a sleeping baby in a buggy refused to vacate the space allocated for wheelchair...
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Discrimination and Equality
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O’Leary International Limited v Anatol Lysiak [2016]

Decision number:ILCR.Determination.No..DWT1679   Legal body:lc This case concerned a number of claims under the Act. The most significant argument related to the alleged failure to pay the complainant the National Minimum Wage during his employment as a truck driver. The complainant argued that he worked in excess of the 48 hour contracted working week. The re...
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Working Time and Leave
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Employer v Employee

Case reference:ADJ-00000508   Giving Reason to Reasonable Accommodation A recent decision of a Workplace Relations Commission Adjudication Officer (“AO”) (ADJ – 00000508) considers the extent of an employer's obligation to make reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability and finds that, taking into account the sc...
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Unfair Dismissal Sickness and Absence Discrimination and Equality
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Noonan Services Group Limited v Elvira Kravcova [2016]

Case reference:UDD1637   This case concerned a claim that the complainant was unfairly dismissed. Following the complainant raising health issues with her employer, she was referred to the company's occupational medical advisors on two separate occasions. They found that she was at best partially fit for her tasks and woul...
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Unfair Dismissal
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Tolerance Technologies Limited v Joe Foran [2016]

Case reference:UDD1638   This appeal concerned the manner in which the Respondent employee was dismissed from his position in the Appellant company. The Respondent claimed that he was informed that he had been selected for redundancy effective immediately, with no consultation, in advance of the decision or any alternative...
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Unfair Dismissal Redundancy and Reorganisation