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An Employee v An Employer [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00019658   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) Background The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent employer in November 2017 as a legal executive, after the Respondent indicated her intention to run for election again and asked the Complainant if she would be interested in working with her. In January 2019, the Complainant's emp...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Discrimination and Equality
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O’Sullivan v HSE [2021]

Decision number:IEHC.282   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) The Applicant in this High Court case was employed by the HSE (Respondent) as a Consultant Gynaecologist and brought these proceedings challenging a number of decisions that were made by the CEO of the Respondent in connection with his investigation of certain events that occurred on 4th and 5th Se...
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Ryanair DAC (formerly Ryanair Ltd) -v- Besancon [2021]

Decision number:IECA.110   Legal body: Court of Appeal (IECA) This case is an appeal by the Respondent (Erick Besancon, Pilot) of the decision of the High Court to the Court of Appeal where it was ordered that the Plaintiff/Appellant, (“Ryanair”) is to produce the SAIR Base Investigation Final Report to the Respondent’s Solicitors, subject to certain redactio...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Medical Council v Dr. Gerard Waters [2021]

Decision number:IEHC.252   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) This is an application brought by the Medical Council seeking an interim suspension of the Respondent’s registration from the Register of Medical Practitioners pursuant to s.60 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007. The Respondent is a general practitioner. On the 16th of September 2020, the Medi...
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Nicola Matthews v Department of Health [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00025554   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) In this case, the employee, a Higher Executive Officer applied for the role of Assistant Principal Officer via an internal competition. Applicants were shortlisted based on pre-determined criteria. The employee's application was not shortlisted and she claimed the she was discriminated against on t...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection
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A Claims Officer v An Insurance Company [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00024079   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) In this case, a Portuguese employee claimed that she was discriminated on the grounds of her gender and race when the employer failed to offer her an interview for an internal position, which she had applied for. The employee commenced employment in April 2011, initially as a claims officer and lat...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection
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Restaurant Manager v Restaurant Owner/Operator [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00026631   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) This dispute concerned an employee who was owed wages from her employer. The Complainant stated she was employed at the Respondent’s Restaurant as a Manager from the 15th of August 2019 until the 11th of January 2020. There was no statement of terms of employment and she received no payslips. Her r...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Social Worker v A Mental Health Facility [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00027212   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent on the 13th of May 1991 and at all times the Complainant’’s role was described as “Social Worker”. The Complainant alleged that she had been unfairly forced to change her place of work without her consent. However, the Respondent stated tha...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Zalewski -v- Adjudication Office & ors [2021] IESC 24

Case reference: IESC.24   Legal body: Irish Supreme Court (IESC) In a remarkable decision (and even more remarkable dissenting judgements), the Supreme Court of Ireland (O'Donnell J. delivering the majority decision in a 4:3 split) has ruled that certain elements of the WRC's adjudication hearing process are unconstitutional, although the Court declined to rule...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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An Industrial Manager v A Cleaning Contractor [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00026875   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) This is a complaint pursuant to the Payment of Wages Act. The complainant worked for the respondent between the 14th of June to 18th of November 2019 as an Industrial Manager and also looked after office cleaning. He was paid €2,900 per month. He claims outstanding pay and commission earned in Oc...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment