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Dawn O’Brien v Michael Naughton t/a Eco-swift Environmental Services [2022]

Decision number:ADJ-00034979.   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant worked as a Cleaning Operative from October 2018 to June 2021. In November 2020, the Complainant went on Maternity Leave. The Complainant was not allowed to return to work after maternity leave and was initially told there was no work for her to return to. The Complainant was ...
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Dismissal Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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Alessandra Quinn v Embassy of Brazil [2022]

Decision number:.ADJ-00035802   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent, the Embassy of Brazil, in November 2001. Her employment ended in 2021. The Complainant worked 40 hours per week as a housekeeper. The Complainant brought a complaint under the Unfair Dismissals Act and the Redundancy Payments Act to the WR...
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Dismissal Redundancy Policies and Procedures
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Pavel Simik v Sinead O’Brien t/a Shinelle Hair & Beauty [2022]

Decision number:ADJ-00027315.   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant brought his case before the WRC claiming he was unfairly dismissed due to the absence of a fair selection process for redundancy. The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent as a hair stylist in March 2014 and ended on the 4th of March 2020. The Respondent’s rep...
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Dismissal
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Johnny Beggs v Skerries Harps GAA Club [2022]

Decision number:ADJ-00035649.   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant’s employment commenced on the 11th of March 2013 and his employment was terminated on the 25th of June 2021. The Respondent stated the reason was due to redundancy, however, the Complainant alleges his selection for redundancy was unfair. The Complainant was appointed as a Club ...
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Dismissal Redundancy Policies and Procedures
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Paul Tierney v Isupply Limited [2022]

Decision number:ADJ-00032161   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent as a printer on the 1st of October 2012 as a full-time, permanent member of staff. The Complaint resigned from his employment in August 2020. The exact date of termination was an issue that was in dispute between the parties. The Complain...
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Dismissal Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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Eamon Murphy v Michael Connolly & Sons Ltd SuperValu Supermarket [2022]

Decision number:ADJ-00034343   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant had been employed by the Respondent as a Store Manager - he commenced employment on the 19th of September 2005 and his employment ended on the 27th of January 2021. At the outset, it was accepted at the hearing that the Complainant was an alcoholic. He had a number of alcoholic rela...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Mark Maunders v Overhead Doors Ireland Limited [2022]

Decision number:ADJ-00033788   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was employed as a Manager for the Respondent from the 15th of February 2021 to the 24th of May 2021 when he was dismissed due to alleged conflict with other employees. The Complainant had less than 12 months service and set out three grounds for his alleged unfair dismissal which in...
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Dismissal Contracts of Employment Leave Family Friendly Rights
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Caroline McAcree v Drumbear Nursing Home Limited [2022]

Decision number:ADJ-00030614   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was employed as Director of Nursing with the Respondent Nursing Home from March 2009 to the 17th of September 2020 when her employment was terminated without explanation. The Complainant brought a claim to the WRC on the grounds that she was summarily dismissed by her employer witho...
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Dismissal Contracts of Employment
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Teresa Gilmartin v Rehab Group/National Learning Network [2022]

Decision number:ADJ-00029262   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant brought her claim before the WRC on foot of the Respondent employer having misused Section 2(2) of the Unfair Dismissals Act,1977 in dismissing her for the “expiry of a fixed term/specified purpose contract” when clearly there was available work for her. Additionally, the Complainan...
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Dismissal Contracts of Employment
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An Accounting Trainee v An Accountancy Firm [2022]

Decision number:ADJ-00036199.   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was employed on an Accounting apprenticeship from the 2nd of September 2021 to the 16th of November 2021. The Complainant submitted that he was treated differently due to his disability in that he had to work from a table in the canteen area. The Complainant alleged that from the d...