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A Worker v An Employer [2024]

Decision number:ADJ-00045986   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant applied for a staff position with the Respondent and placed second on the panel for such appointment. The Complainant alleged that her narrowly placing second to a candidate which was younger and had no formal experience, compared with the Complainant’s eight years of e...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Sharanjeet Kaur v Bombay Bhappa Limited t/a Bombay House [2024]

Decision number:ADJ-00045992   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant, an Indian national represented by Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, made a series of complaints against the Respondent, a restaurant which employed the Complainant. The hearing was initially convened remotely, which was then adjourned to a later in-person hearing to allow...
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Discrimination and Equality Contracts of Employment
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Diego Barbosa v Lifetimecare Ltd [2024]

Decision number:ADJ-00048645   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant was employed as a Financial Controller for the Respondent, which provided care assistants to clients. In September 2023 the Respondent’s owner said there had been an issue with pay, and on 5 October 2023 the Respondent’s owner posted a picture of a letter on the company’...
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Emma Doyle v Annie’s Corner Ltd. [2024]

Decision number:ADJ-00047228   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant was employed as a waitress at the Respondent coffee shop from 6 August 2020 on a part-time basis alongside the Complainant’s university studies, receiving €12 an hour. In March 2023 the Complainant asked for time off of the roster to prepare for her final exams, which w...
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Dismissal Probation
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Michael Broderick v North Quay Associates Limited [2024]

Decision number:ADJ-00048080   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant alleged he was not paid statutory sick leave in accordance with the Sick Leave Act 2022, and alleged that the payments which his employer did pay were inaccurate. The Complainant also alleged he was penalised for raising his entitlement to statutory sick leave. In respo...
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Absence and Sickness Policies and Procedures Wellbeing
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Mark Maloney v Health Service Executive [2024]

Decision number:ADJ-00044081   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant is a plumber for the Respondent, and was on-call for seven days in October 2022. Included in those days was the October public holiday. This on-call arrangement required the Complainant to be available to attend the workplace during this period if required, but did not ...
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Leave
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Nick Peras v Moneygaff Metalwork Ltd. [2024]

Decision number:ADJ-00047162   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant was employed as a General Operative for the Respondent from 21 April 2023 to 2 July 2023. The Complainant alleged this end of his employment was contrary to the contract between the parties, and that he was entitled to a permanent contract. The Complainant alleged the t...
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Health and Safety Contracts of Employment
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John Clark v Camphill Communities of Ireland [2024]

Decision number:ADJ-00021922   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Respondent is a registered charity and provides residential accommodation, support, assistance and learning opportunities for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. Prior to a reform process in 2018, the Respondent engaged a number of long-term care workers (LTCWs) in ...
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Dismissal Contracts of Employment
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Dearbhail McKee Maloney v Children’s Health Ireland [2024]

Decision number:ADJ-00046196   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant was hired as a HR Business Partner for the Respondent on a fixed-term contract staring on 13 September 2021, with an initial end date of 12 September 2022. The Respondent claimed the fixed-term nature of the role was due to maternity leave cover. On 5 September 2022 the...
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Contracts of Employment
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Cian O’Sullivan v Kilkenny County Council [2024]

Decision number:ADJ-00036201   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant has been a General Operative for the Respondent, Kilkenny County Council, since 6 June 2002. He was certified unfit for work on 12 November 2019, and was re-assessed by the Respondent’s GP on 30 July 2020. This GP found that the Complainant would be fit to return to wor...
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Discrimination and Equality