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Teresa McCoy O'Grady v Sodexo Ireland Limited [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00029694   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) A recent WRC decision looked at whether an employee who had reached the employer's compulsory retirement age had a legitimate expectation of a fixed term contract and whether or not she was unfairly dismissed in breach of the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 (as amended). In the case of Teresa McCoy O'Gr...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Review of Recent Employment Developments in Ireland 15/10/2021

Decision number:UDD2159.   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) This case is an appeal brought by the Respondent, Premier Periclase, against the Adjudication Officer’s Decision in which it was found that the Complainant, Mr. Keith Martin, had been unfairly dismissed by the Respondent. The Adjudication Officer found that the decision to dismiss was unfair and aw...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Caroline MacNeil v Galway Civic Trust [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00027918   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant was employed as a Supervisor with the Respondent until the date of her redundancy on the 24th of January 2020. Following unanswered letters from her solicitor to the Respondent, she submitted her Complaint Form to the WRC on the 15th of April 2020. The Complainant was employed from ...
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Unfair Dismissal Redundancy and Reorganisation
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Dr Samuel Van Eeden v The Medical Council, Ireland and the Attorney General [2021]

Decision number:IEHC.606.   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) On the 22nd of October 2014, the Plaintiff was acquitted of 16 charges before the District Court relating to importing medicines without a licence into the State. In September 2016 the Medical Council proposed to open an inquiry before the Fitness to Practice Committee regarding, inter alia, whet...
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MBCC Foods Ireland Limited t/a Costa Coffee v Ms Shauna Quilty [2021]

Decision number:EDA2128   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant, worked for MBCC Foods (Ireland) Ltd., ‘the Respondent’ as a Barista in their Costa Coffee store in Belgard, Dublin. The Complainant raised a complaint against her manager with the Respondent and while there was some dispute between the parties about the nature of the original compl...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Peter O’Reilly v Iarnrod Eireann [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00029220   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent on the 1st of January 1990. His role was described as that of “mobile granger”. On the 30th of July 2020, the Complainant’s representative lodged a complaint under the Payment of Wages Act. The Complainant alleged that he had suffered an unl...
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Sickness and Absence Pay and Conditions of Employment
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A Senior Staff Nurse v A Nursing Home (In Liquidation) [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00027325   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) This complaint of discriminatory dismissal was brought under the ground of age contrary to Section 6 of the Employment Equality Acts. The complaint concerned an alleged compulsory retirement of a Senior Staff Nurse by the Respondent Nursing Home. Before the Respondent collapsed and entered liquida...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Marie O Shea v Health Services Executive [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00024740   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) This case concerns an alleged failure of the Respondent to accommodate the Complainant with returning to work following an injury amounting to discrimination on the ground of disability under the Employment Equality Act. The Complaint went on sick leave due to an arm injury in July 2018. The Compla...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Sandra Blakeney v Verve Marketing Ltd [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00029223   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The complainant was laid off due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She brought a series of complaints under the Organisation of Working Time Act, as well as singular complaints under the Terms of Employment (Information) Act and the Payment of Wages Act, the Unfair Dismissals Act and the Redundancy Payment...
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Bus Eireann v Mr Kenneth Folman [2021]

Decision number:UDD2152.   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) This case is an appeal by the Respondent, Bus Eireann, against a decision of an Adjudication Officer in respect of a complaint of unfair dismissal by Mr Kenneth Folman (the Complainant). The Adjudication Officer found that the complaint was well founded and ordered re-instatement. The Complainant ...
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Unfair Dismissal