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A Former Employee v A Garage [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00014328   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (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: Workplace Adjudicator Service (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: Workplace Adjudicator Service (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: Workplace Adjudicator Service (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: Workplace Adjudicator Service (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...
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A Hair Stylist v A Hair Salon [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00012146.   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant submitted that she was unfairly dismissed by the Respondent. The Complainant also submitted that she did not receive her terms and conditions of employment and was not afforded her minimum notice period by the Respondent. The Complainant commenced work as a Hair Stylist in November...
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A General Operator v Manufacturing [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00023301   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was employed by the Respondent from January 1994 until May 2019. The Complainant’s employment was terminated by the Respondent because of the Complainant’s “medical incapability”. The Complainant went on certified sick leave in January 2018. While on certified sick leave, the Compla...
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Unfair Dismissal Sickness and Absence
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Zalewski -v- The Workplace Relations Commission [2020]

Decision number:IEHC.178   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) The High Court has ruled on the judicial review challenge to the Workplace Relations Act 2015 (and in particular the right of WRC Adjudication Officers to run employment rights hearings). A ruling in favour of the applicants, who argued that the adjudication service was unconstitutional, would have...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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An Acting Inspector v A Transport Company [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00023015   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent in 2013 as an Acting Inspector and Bus Driver. The Complainant claims that he was subjected to penalisation by the Respondent contrary to the Protected Disclosures Act after having made a protected disclosure. In March 2018, the Complainant a...
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Collective and Trade Union Issues Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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Assistant Leisure Centre Manager v A Hotel [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00022039   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was employed as an Assistant Manager in the Leisure Centre of the Respondent in a full-time capacity since October 2001. In 2009, he was informed that his hours were to be reduced to a 23 and half hour week usually worked over a three-day period. The Complainant stated that he was a...
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Unfair Dismissal