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A Board Member v A State Body [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00018461   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was appointed to the Board of the Respondent by the then Minister in June 2014 and his term of appointment expired in May 2018. The Complainant was subsequently not reappointed for a second term and he claimed that the failure to reappoint him amounted to an Unfair Dismissal. The C...
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A Distribution Supervisor v A Company [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00016040   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was employed since February 2001 with the company as a Distribution/Despatch Supervisor. He lodged a complaint of bullying and harassment against a colleague on 5th July 2016, and attended a meeting with the HR Director the following day to address his concerns. The Complainant wa...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Unfair Dismissal Redundancy and Reorganisation
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A General Manager v A Non-Governmental Organisation and Registered Charity [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00024886   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant commenced her employment as a General Manager with the Respondent in February 2018. The Complainant states that she handed her resignation into the Board of Management as she was getting no support from them. The Complainant also brought another complaint under the Organisation of W...
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Unfair Dismissal Working Time and Leave
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A HR Officer v A Recruitment Agency [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00026800   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was employed by a recruitment agency as a HR Generalist and was in continuous employment with a client organisation from September 2017 until December 2019. The Complainant was informed by her line manager (client organisation employee) that they had not gained approval for the rete...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation
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A Complainant v A Respondent [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00021166   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant, a general operative, was involved in a workplace accident in 2013 which necessitated his absence from work until he was declared fit to return to work, with limitations, by his own GP in June 2018. While the Complainant acknowledged there were duties in his role that he could no l...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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A Worker v Bus Eireann [2020]

Decision number:LCR22196   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Labour Court upheld an appeal by a Claimant who argued that Bus Eireann failed in their duty to notify him of a promotional opportunity while he was absent on sick leave. The Claimant has been a bus driver and had been employed since 10th June 2002. He was on long term sick leave and was retire...
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Recruitment and Selection
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A Head Chef v A Hotel [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00018854   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant commenced work with the Respondent in June 2018 as Head Chef and resigned in August 2018. His contract of employment did not comply with the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994. The Complainant did not receive compensation for working on Sundays. The contract given to the Com...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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A Solicitor v A Solicitor’s Practice [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00022049   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant, a solicitor, worked in a Solicitors’ firm for 10 years when it was bought over by the Respondent in November 2018. The Respondent sought to impose a new contract on the Complainant which included a probationary period, and stated that her start date would not take into account the ...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Baranya v Rosderra Irish Meats Group Limited [2020]

Decision number:IEHC.56   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) The Complainant commenced employment with Rosderra Irish Meats Group Limited (the Respondent) in October 2000. In June 2015, Mr Baranya left his employment with the Respondent. He contacted Rosderra shortly afterwards informing them that his plans had not worked out and sought to resume employment...
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Unfair Dismissal Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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A Support Pharmacist v A Pharmacy Chain [2020]

Decision number:ADJ-00022879   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant, a lady with childcare commitments, commenced employment with the Respondent in November 2018. It was her understanding that she would be undertaking a Part Time “Job Sharing” role. Shortly afterwards, the Complainant was asked by one of the Co-Owners of the Respondent business to c...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality