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Ladislav Kunzo v Kepak Longford Unlimited Company [2021]

Decision number:IEHC.180   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) The Plaintiff, Ladislav Kunzo was employed as a Boner in a meat packing facility run by the Defendant, Kepak Longford Unlimited Company. On the morning of the 14th September 2016 while at work boning large pieces of meat, the Plaintiff felt a sudden onset of sever lower back pain which caused him ...
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Technician v Education Provider [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00028675   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) The Complainant in this case was appointed in March 2008. Some years later, he found that other technicians were appointed to a higher starting point and received retrospection back to when they started. He raised the issue as a grievance and in 2018, management agreed to pay him another increment ...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Lorcan Delaney v Aer Lingus (Ireland) Limited [2021]

Case reference: IEHC.72   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) Co-author: Bláthnaid Evans and Sheila Spokes “A cautionary tale of unforeseen consequences”:- Lorcan Delaney v Aer Lingus (Ireland) Limited[1] In a recent High Court judgement, Justice Allen refused an injunction application by a former cabin crew member, Lorcan Delaney (the “Employee”), against hi...
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Contracts of Employment
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Vurxol Dublin West Limited Bluebird Care t/a Bluebird Care Meath v Ms Aisling Kehoe [2021]

Decision number:PWD215   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) This case is an appeal by the Respondent against the decision of the Adjudication Officer to the Labour Court in which the Complaint's claim under the Payment of Wages Act 1991 relating to deductions from pay was upheld. The Complainant, Ms. Kehoe, initially worked for Bluebird Care Dublin West, th...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Cosy Tots & Co. Ltd V Bernadette Conn [2021]

Decision number:RPD219   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) In this case, the Respondent appealed the decision of the Adjudication Officer to the Labour Court after the Adjudication Officer ruled in favour of the Complainant. The Complainant, Ms Conn, was employed by Cosy Tots and Company, ‘the Respondent’, as a Cook, in their creche in Nutgrove, Rathfarnha...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation
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Conor MC Laughlin MC Morrow & Mc Laughlin Solicitors v Ms Ciara Monaghan [2021]

Decision number:UDD2110   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant’s employer appealed the Decision of the Adjudication Officer to the Labour Court after the Adjudication Officer found that the Complainant was unfairly constructively dismissed and awarded the Complainant compensation in the sum of €13,300. The Complainant commenced employment in th...
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Unfair Dismissal Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
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Donal O’Donovan v Over-C Technology Limited and Over-C Limited [2021]

Decision number:IECA.37   Legal body: Court of Appeal (IECA) This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court where the Plaintiff/Respondent, Mr O’Donovan was granted an injunction against the Defendants/Appellants. Mr. O’Donovan was offered a contract of employment with the first named appellant, the employer, by way of letter which he accepted on t...
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Limerick Express Couriers Limited v Mr Malcolm Dick [2021]

Decision number:RTD211.   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) The Complainant referred his case to the Labour Court after the Adjudication Officer held that the complaints were not well founded, except in one instance relating to a minor and a non-recurring breach of Regulation 10 for which the Complainant was awarded the sum of €200. The Complainant was empl...
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Working Time and Leave
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Assistant National Director v Health Service Provider [2021]

Decision number:ADJ-00027118   Legal body: Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS) This case came before the Adjudication Officer as a result of a dispute over the Complainant’s pay grade. The Complainant was employed at a senior level as an Assistant National Director specialist in Public Health Medicine since 2005. In May 2016, he was asked to take on a Director role in additio...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Irish Prison Service v Robert Cunningham and The Labour Court [2021]

Decision number:IECA.19   Legal body: Court of Appeal (IECA) The Court of Appeal ("COA") recently considered, as a preliminary point, whether it had jurisdiction to consider an appeal by Irish Prison Service ("IPS") of a decision of the High Court. Mr. Cunningham, a prison officer employed by the IPS, claimed that the COA was not permitted to hear the appeal...