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Liuba Leahu v Euroconnect Cleaning Contractors [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00025681   Legal body:was The Complainant worked part time as a cleaner in a residential disability service on behalf of the Respondent. Due to an incident in which the Complainant allegedly was seen hugging and kissing one of the residents in the facility, the residential disability service contacted the Respondent seeking...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Aoife Commons v Dublin City Council [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00024040   Legal body:was This Complainant brought her case to the Workplace Relations Commission after the Respondent failed to pay the Complainant on the same grade as her fellow male colleagues. The Complainant submitted that this decision was contrary to Article 4 of Directive 2006/54/EC. When the Complainant queried t...
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Discrimination and Equality Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Náisiúnta Leictreach Contraitheoir Eireann -v- The Labour Court & ors [2020]

Decision number:[2020].IEHC.303   Legal body:iehc The Applicant was a company, limited by guarantee, which represented a number of small to medium sized employers which provide electrical contracting services. This judicial review was taken to determine: Whether a sectoral employment order (SEO) made pursuant to the Industrial Relations (Amendmen...
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A Service User v A Public Body [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00017370   Legal body:was The Complainant outlined that she suffers with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis ‘ME’ which can have an incredibly debilitating effect. The Complainant said that she was formally diagnosed with the condition in January 2017 and had previously been diagnosed with depression. The Complainant stated that ther...
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Discrimination and Equality
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A Worker v A Factory [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00023938.   Legal body:was The Complainant worked for the Respondent from the 17th June 2016 until the 4th July 2019. On the 4th of July he was summoned to a meeting with the Respondent without any prior notification of the purpose of the meeting. The Complainant was informed that he had a new supervisor and that due to hi...
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Unfair Dismissal Pay and Conditions of Employment
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A Former Employee v A Garage [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00014328   Legal body:was The Complainant, who was recruited from Poland, commenced employment with the Respondent on the 27th September 2016. The Complainant worked for the Respondent until he was informed of his dismissal on the 23rd November 2017 and subsequently ceased employment with the Respondent on the 15th Decembe...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Joseph McGrath v Focus Ireland [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00018823   Legal body:was The Complainant worked for the Respondent on a two-year fixed term contract. His employment ended on the 20th June 2018, at the expiry of the fixed term. The Respondent did not renew the fixed term contract, nor did it accept the Complainant's application for the advertised role. The Complainant as...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Co-ordinator of an Education Project v Education Service Provider [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00020835   Legal body:was The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent in 1998. In January 2008, the Complainant was promoted to the position of a coordinator of an education programme for early school leavers. The sequence of events leading to the Complainant’s dismissal began with a protected disclosure made a...
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A Social Care Worker v A Disability Service Provider [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00015052   Legal body:was The Complainant’s employment with the Respondent commenced in June 2015. On the 28th June 2016, the Complainant was offered a permanent role. It was submitted that while the permanent role referred to a probationary period, the Complainant had already completed probation through his temporary role....
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Unfair Dismissal Probation
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A Nurse v A Hospital [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00024009   Legal body:was The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent in 2007 as a nurse. From June 2016 she mainly worked in a specialist, long term unit. The Complainant’s employment was terminated as a result of an incident involving a patient. In May 2017, the Complainant was one of four staff on duty and a...