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A Craft Worker v A Drinks Company [2021]

Decision number:ADJ0031723   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) This Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent on the 8th of November 1976 as a ‘Leading Hand Painter’. The dispute concerns the application of an agreement at the point of retirement. A restructuring took place within the Respondent company in 1996. Under the restructuring, the Complain...
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Pensions Collective and Trade Union Issues
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Credit Controller v Sports Company [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00028468   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant had been employed as the Respondent's Credit Controller from the 2nd of December 2019 until her employment was terminated on the 11th of May 2020 as she could not return to the workplace on an eight-hour day basis due to childcare difficulties. The Complainant had relied on a creche...
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Unfair Dismissal A-Typical Working
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Vincent Fallon v G4 Secure Solutions [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00030160   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant joined the Respondent security company in October 1976 and 41 years later, in 2017, he was in the role of a section sergeant. The Complainant earned €11.65 per hour, plus a weekly supervision allowance of €152.08 and an unsocial hours’ allowance of €13.97, bringing his weekly wages ...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Apprentice Carpenter v Joinery Manufacturing Company [2021]

Case reference: ADJ-00028911.   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant commenced work with the Respondent as an Apprentice Carpenter on the 1st of May 2018. The Complainant claimed he was unfairly dismissed on the 21st of March 2020. The Respondent denied that there was a dismissal. The company was temporarily closed due to Covid-19 and all of the emp...
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Unfair Dismissal Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Mason v ILTB LTD T/A Gillen Markets & Anor [2021]

Decision number:IEHC.539   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) The Plaintiff, Mr Rory Mason, was the Managing Director of a wealth management and investment advice firm. He brought a claim to the High Court claiming that he was wrongly dismissed from his €125,000 per year employment with the Respondent. Mr Mason claimed that his employer wrongly accused him o...
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Olga O’Mahony v Cork Association for Autism [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00029377   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent as a Support Care Leader in 2016. She submitted that she had a blemish free track record with the Respondent. An incident occurred on the 23rd of April 2020 involving the Complainant and one of the service users of the Respondent. The Compla...
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Unfair Dismissal
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Imtiaz Ahmed Ranjha Sky Solicitors V Imtiaz Khan [2021]

Decision number:MWD212   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) This case is an appeal by the Respondent, Imtiaz Ranjh, practising under Sky Solicitors, against an Adjudication Officer’s Decision which found the complaint to be well founded and awarded arrears of €24,155.31 to the Complainant, Mr. Imtiaz Khan. The Respondent did not accept that the Complainan...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Excavator Driver v Construction Company [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00027194   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant in this case was employed as an Excavator Driver by the Respondent and commenced employment in October 2018. In August 2019, an incident occurred on the work site which resulted in the Complainant being suspended from work without notice. The Complainant never resumed employment ...
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Unfair Dismissal Contracts of Employment
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A Mechanic v A Passenger Coach Operator [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00026854   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant commenced employment as a mechanic with the Respondent in September 2013. His employment was terminated on the 13th of September 2019. When the Complainant had brought his case to the Adjudication Officer, it became apparent that the Complainant had not used the correct name for th...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Trainee Tax Consultant v Professional Tax Consulting [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-0002738   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant was engaged by the Respondent company on the 26th of August 2019 as a Tax Consultant trainee. The Contract stated the annual salary of the Complainant as being €25,000.00 which was to be reviewed annually. In addition, the Respondent agreed to pay the fees associated with the tax co...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment