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Dunnes Stores v Karen Walsh [2020]

Decision number:UDD2021   Legal body: Labour Court (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
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A Senior Service Advisor v A Car Retailer [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00017937   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) This complaint was brought by the Complainant following her treatment by the Respondent line manager which she argued was bullying and harassment following a series of incidents. In one specific incident where the Complainant queried certain forms used by the company, the line manager approached he...
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Policies and Procedures
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G4S Secure Solutions (IRE) LTD v Mr Manuel Charana [2020]

Decision number:UDD2022   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Respondent brought an appeal against the Adjudication Officer’s decision which determined that the Complainant had been unfairly constructively dismissed by the Respondent. The Adjudication officer upheld the complaint and awarded the sum of €20,000 to the Complainant in compensation. The Respo...
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Unfair Dismissal
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Receptionist/Office Administrator v Manufacturing Company [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00023749   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was employed by the Respondent as a Receptionist/Office Administrator from May 2018 until March 2019, when her employment was terminated by the Respondent. The Complainant submitted that her dismissal was a consequence of performance issues related to her disability. The Respondent ...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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University v Executive Assistant [2019]

Decision number:ADJ-00022851   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) In the recent WRC case of Executive Assistant v University ADJ-00022851, the Adjudication Officer ("AO") was required to decide whether the Respondent had failed to reasonably accommodate the Complainant as a result of her disability and also whether the Complainant had been constructively dismisse...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Liuba Leahu v Euroconnect Cleaning Contractors [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00025681   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (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: Workplace Adjudicator Service (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: High Court of Ireland (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: Workplace Adjudicator Service (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: Workplace Adjudicator Service (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