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Dublin Airport Authority v John Bacon [2020]

Decision number:PWD2021   Legal body:lc This matter came before the Court by way of an appeal brought by the Dublin Airport Authority against a decision of an Adjudication Officer which found in favour of the Respondent, John Bacon. The Respondent alleged that the Appellant failed to pay him the amount of €2,472.10 on the termination of ...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Tarossa Frehill Ltd v Mary O’Reilly [2020]

Decision number:RPD203   Legal body:lc This is an appeal brought by the Employer of a decision by the Adjudication Officer under the terms of the Redundancy Payments Acts. The Complainant brought a claim to the Workplace Relations Commission for payment of statutory redundancy in October 2018. The Adjudication Officer upheld the claim a...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation
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A Customer v An Airline [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00021710   Legal body:was The Complainant claimed that he was discriminated against on the disability ground in relation to a service provided by the Respondent. The Respondent refused to allow the Complainant to fly business class to Washington in January 2019. The Complainant is claiming that the Respondent failed to prov...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Transdev Ireland Limited v Caplis [2020]

Decision number:IEHC.403   Legal body:iehc This case involved a Luas driver, who was dismissed for an alleged breach of an obligation not to engage in other employments without the employer’s permission. In 2017, the employer received a complaint that the employee had been seen driving a taxi. The employer engaged a private investigator an...
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Warehouse Supervisor v Building Suppliers [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00024278   Legal body:was The Complainant was employed as a Warehouse Supervisor with the Respondent from April 2004 until his dismissal in March 2019 for misconduct. An incident occurred on the 1st of March when a consignment of brick particles were dispatched from the Respondent’s premises but were not secured in the truc...
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Unfair Dismissal
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An Employee v An Employer [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00026053   Legal body:was The Complainant was employed as a Store Manager/Supervisor with the Respondent from 30th April 1997 until his dismissal on the 16th September 2019 for gross misconduct. The conduct in question related to the behaviour of the Complainant, which was alleged to be confrontational, aggressive and inti...
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QH v Varhoven Kasatsionen Sad Na Republika Bulgaria & CV v Iccrea Banca SpA [2020]

Decision number:CJEU.Case.C-762/18   Legal body:cjeuecj These conjoined cases involved the same legal issues that were referred to the Court of Justice for the European Union from the Bulgarian and Italian courts respectively. In QH, the claimant was a former employee in a school in Bulgaria who was dismissed, but the dismissal was regarded as unlawful...
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Working Time and Leave
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A Tenant v A Landlord [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00025781   Legal body:was It’s not often that we cover equal status cases but the decision in this case highlights how the age of complainants can perhaps influence the size of compensatory awards when it comes to discriminatory provision of services, in this particular instance relating to an 80-year old tenant who applied...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Ervia v Mr Deaglan Healy [2020]

Decision number:PWD2020   Legal body:lc This is an appeal by Ervia (the Respondent) against the decision of an Adjudication Officer under the Payment of Wages Act which found in favour of the Complainant and awarded the sum of €5,000.00. The Respondent contended that the Adjudication Officer erred in finding that there were reasonable gr...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Dunnes Stores v Karen Walsh [2020]

Decision number:UDD2021   Legal body:lc The Appellant was employed by the Respondent as Café Restaurant Manager for Dunnes Stores. On three separate occasions the Appellant selected goods from the Respondent’s restaurant and consumed them without payment. In total, the Appellant had consumed goods without payment worth €29.00. The Respon...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues