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Enoch Burke v Seán Ó Longáin, Kieran Christie & Jack Cleary [2023]

Decision number:IEHC.746   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) Background: The Plaintiff was dismissed from his employment at Wilsons Hospital School on 19 January 2023 due to his comments and actions regarding a transgender student enrolled in the school and the instruction that this student be referred to using the pronoun “they”. This dismissal was made pu...
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Thomas Doolin v Eir Business Eircom Limited [2023]

Decision number:ADJ-00045261]   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant was 61 years of age when he began his employment with the Respondent as a Desktop Support Agent since 9 September 2019, a role with an annual salary of €35,000 per annum. On 1 July 2020, after the Respondent reviewed its mandatory retirement age and aligned it with its ...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Noel Barron v Orbit Security Limited [2023]

Decision number:ADJ-00032287   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant was an employee of the Respondent from 25 September 2014. The Complainant had a number of outstanding issues regarding pay, which were the subject of a separate Adjudication Officer Determination (ADJ-00029601). While the Complainant was pursuing these disputes with the...
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Dismissal Policies and Procedures
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A Network Technician v An Electricity Provider [2023]

Decision number:IR.-.SC.–.00001119   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant was an employee of the Respondent from May 1988 until his retirement in June 2023. The Complainant had served as a representative of a trade union recognised by the Respondent for collective bargaining purposes for approximately 30 years, but in 2018 became a member of ...
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Collective and Trade Union Issues
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A Minor v A Large Supermarket [2023]

Decision number:ADJ-00040150   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Related cases: Patrick Dooley v Lidl Ireland Gmbh (ADJ-00040158) and A Minor / Next Friend v A Large Supermarket (ADJ-00040155) Background: The Complainant is a minor and attended the Respondent’s premises on 14 March 2022 with his brother and cousin. After browsing in the shop for a period of fiv...
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Discrimination and Equality
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A Commis Chef v A Restaurant [2023]

Decision number:ADJ-00047333   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant worked for the Respondent from 15 November 2022 to 19 June 2023. On 21 August 2023 the Complainant submitted a complaint to the WRC under the Terms of Notice (Information) Act 1994, alleging he was not provided a statement of his terms of employment in writing. The Resp...
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Contracts of Employment
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Magna International Autolaunch Ireland Limited v Colman Curran [2023]

Decision number:PWD2340    Legal body: Labour Court (LC) Background: The Complainant appealed the initial Adjudication Officer decision of his complaint to the Labour Court. The Complainant claimed that he was seriously injured in an unprovoked assault by a co-worker while at work on 25 June 2021. The Complainant suffered a deviated septum, a concussion...
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Policies and Procedures Pay
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An Apprentice v An Electrical Contractor [2023]

Decision number:ADJ-00044496   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant is an apprentice electrician, and worked with the Respondent, an electrical contractor, from 1 December 2022 until his dismissal on 7 February 2023. The Respondent uses a three-month probationary period, and during that period the Respondent accused the Complainant of f...
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Discipline and Grievance Policies and Procedures
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Maurice Dunphy v South Dublin County Partnership Company Limited by Guarantee [2023]

Decision number:ADJ-00043647   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant worked as an educational coordinator with the Respondent, a local development company which provides community services to address social exclusion and poverty, since January 2013. The Complainant’s contract of employment provided for compulsory retirement at the age of...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Daniele Vito Antonetti, Antonio Santoiemma, Darius Radu Peicu, Sanda Maties and Ioan Cosmin Maties v Ascot Catering Limited Ciao Bella Roma [2023]

Decision number:ADJ-00029809 .ADJ-00030665 .ADJ-0003066 .ADJ-00030612 .ADJ-00030663   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The former employees, who worked in various roles within the Respondent business, had worked without proper breaks as required by the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997. The Respondent closed its business abruptly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic without warning to its employee...
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Dismissal Pay