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B v Health Service Executive & Anor Record [2021]

Case reference: IEHC.824   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) The Applicant (B) in this case brought an application to the High Court to seek to impugn a decision taken by the first named Respondent (Health Service Executive) on the 5th of November 2020, when the Respondent decision maker confirmed that he was not in a position to uphold the Applicant's griev...
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Discipline and Grievance Contracts of Employment Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Anthony Lyttle v Buywise Discount Stores Costcutter North Strand [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00032493   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) This case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission by a customer of a convenience store in Dublin who claimed that he was discriminated against after he was refused entry to the shop for not wearing a mask. The incident occurred on the 5th of January 2021. The Complainant, Mr Lyttle, c...
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Discrimination and Equality
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An Employee v A Restaurant (2021)

Case reference: CA-00041705-002 .ADJ-00031747   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) A recent case before the WRC (An Employee v A Restaurant CA-00041705-002,ADJ-00031747) examines the strong protections in place for pregnant employees. Background and claim to the WRC The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent in 2019 as a waitress in the coffee shop. Her duties incl...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Discrimination on the Grounds of Pregnancy – Key Considerations

Decision number:CA-00041705-002 .ADJ-00031747   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) A recent case before the WRC (An Employee v A Restaurant CA-00041705-002,ADJ-00031747) examines the strong protections in place for pregnant employees. Background and claim to the WRC The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent in 2019 as a waitress in the coffee shop. Her duties incl...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Go-ahead Ireland v 180 Bus Drivers [2021]

Decision number:LCR22512   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) This dispute concerned difficulties which arose over roster and working hours. As the dispute could not be resolved under the Workplace Relations Commission, it was therefore referred to Labour Court on the 5th of August 2021 in accordance with Section 26(1) of the Industrial Relations Act, 1990. ...
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Working Time Collective and Trade Union Issues
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Diageo Ireland v A Worker [2021]

Decision number:LCR22505   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) This appeal to the Labour Court was taken by SIPTU on behalf of the Complainant following a recommendation from an Adjudication Officer that instead of a pensionable increase in pay, the Complainant be awarded €2,500 in final settlement of the matter. Click here for a review of the AO recommendati...
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Contracts of Employment Pay
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Iarnród Eireann v A Worker [2021]

Decision number:LCR22501   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) This dispute concerns the Complainant's claim that the WRC Adjudication Officer's decision did not uphold the Complainant’s contention that he had received and signed a written contract which entitled him to work the same roster and on-call arrangements of the established Inspectors Grade. This par...
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Contracts of Employment Working Time Policies and Procedures Pay
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Baranya v Irish Meats Group Ltd [2021]

Decision number:IESC.77   Legal body: Irish Supreme Court (IESC) The question in this Supreme Court appeal case was whether a communication made by an employee in a meat plant to his supervisors on 15th September 2015 constituted a “protected disclosure” for the purposes of s.5 of the 2014 Act. It concerned a health and safety matter, albeit one which had an ind...
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Health and Safety Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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Patrick Doyle v Health Service Executive [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00027902.   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) Prior to the termination of his employment, the Complainant was engaged on two successive fixed term contracts commencing on 18th December 2018. The Complainant was advised on the 14th of January 2020 that the Respondent could not extend his contract due to expire on the 31st of January 2020. The ...
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Dismissal Discipline and Grievance Contracts of Employment
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A Fitness Instructor v A Gym [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00028843   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was employed as a fitness instructor by the Respondent from the 30th of August 2019 until the 21st of January 2020. The Complainant brought three different allegations against the Respondent relating to failure to provide daily rest breaks; discriminatory dismissal on the grounds o...