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Mr Denis Fitzpatrick v Q-Park Ireland Limited [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00018652   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) This case is an appeal by QPark Ireland Ltd (the Respondent) against the decision of the Adjudication Officer who found that the Complainant had been unfairly dismissed and was therefore awarded compensation in the sum of €18,000. Mr. Fitzpatrick, ‘the Complainant’, was a Parking Host for QPark Ire...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Naisiunta Leictreacht (NECI) V Labour Court & Ors [2021]

Decision number:IESC.36   Legal body: Irish Supreme Court (IESC) This appeal arises from a judgment in the High Court which was appealed to the Supreme Court. The NECI (Respondent) represented small and medium sized electrical contractors. The Respondent successfully applied for a judicial review of a Sectoral Employment Order (“SEO”), the subject of a recommend...
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HGV Driver v Haulage Company [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00027990   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent as a HGV Driver in September 2019. The Complainant’s employment was terminated on the 5th of February 2020. The Complainant claimed that the termination of his employment was related to his exercising of his rights under the Protected Discl...
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Unfair Dismissal Probation Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Patrick J. Kelly v. The Minister For Agriculture

Decision number:.IESC.28   Legal body: Irish Supreme Court (IESC) The recent judgement of the Supreme Court in Patrick J. Kelly v. the Minister for Agriculture and others, quashed the dismissal of the former harbour master, Mr. Patrick Kelly (the “Employee”), on the basis that the decision was tainted by objective bias. This is an important judgement for a number...
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Unfair Dismissal Policies and Procedures
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Rene O’Reilly v Dublin City University [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00020428.   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant was employed by the Respondent as a Foundation Programme Coordinator in the International Office on the 27th of November 2017 and her employment terminated on the 5th of November 2018. When she joined the International Office, the International Office Director did not make her aware...
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Discrimination and Equality
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An Apprentice v A Construction Company [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00029367.   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant had been employed by the Respondent on the 19th of April 2017 as an Apprentice. In December 2019, the Complainant transferred to a different employer and the Respondent, in due course went into liquidation in February 2020. The Complainant claimed that he was entitled to a redundanc...
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Patient Service Representative v An Oxygen/Gas Supply Company [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00029366.   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant commenced his employment with the Respondent in 1997 and joined the Homecare Department in 2012 as a Patient Services Representative where he was employed until the date of his dismissal on the grounds of gross misconduct on the 4th of March 2020. The Complainant appealed his dismis...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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A Security Officer v A Security Company

Decision number:ADJ-00028004   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was employed as a Security Officer with the Respondent from February 2018 until his dismissal in March 2020, following which the Complainant lodged a complaint of unfair dismissal. The Respondent refuted the claim for unfair dismissal and argued that the dismissal was justified thr...
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Unfair Dismissal Policies and Procedures
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A Hotel Manager v A Hotel [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00024458   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant was employed as a Night Manager with the Respondent from October 2001 until the termination of his employment on the 2nd of May 2019 for gross misconduct. As a result of complaints received from colleagues of the Complainant, he was suspended, with full pay, on the 27th of December...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Unfair Dismissal Pay and Conditions of Employment
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The Blue Door v Mr Karl Fitzgerald [2021]

Decision number:UDD2126   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) This case is an appeal brought by the Complainant to the Labour Court against the compensation awarded by an Adjudication Officer in the Workplace Relations Commission who awarded the Complainant 4 week’s pay in compensation for Unfair Dismissal. The Complainant maintained that the quantum was an ...