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Bartender v Bar [2023]

Decision number:ADJ-00037167   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant suffered from stress and anxiety with underlying depression and had been treated for anxiety by her GP, for several years. The Complainant made her direct manager aware of her difficulties, and the treatment which she was receiving, shortly after she commenced employmen...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Nicholas Moroney v Iarnród Éireann [2023]

Decision number:ADJ-00039247   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Complainant was employed as a Station Master and had worked in the Respondent’s booking office on a rostered basis for 25 years. The Complainant retired in January 2022. It was the Complainant’s evidence that the Respondent failed to pay him loss of earnings following a Labour Cour...
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Contracts of Employment Pay
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Oyinprebi Olobio v Khemraj Odoye t/a OK Consultancy [2023]

Decision number:ADJ-00036840   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The Respondent provided legal services and employed the Complainant as a Legal Executive from 3rd September 2020 until 28th May 2021. She commenced on a starting annual salary of €24,000 which was to be increased by 10% from the 1st of January 2021. The Complainant submitted the 10% i...
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Contracts of Employment Leave
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School Secretary v Primary School [2023]

Decision number:ADJ-00028138   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background: The background to this dispute related to a period when the school principal was on extended leave. When the school principal returned there were two categories of payments made to the Complainant that appeared to be unauthorised. The Respondent submitted that the Complainant was not en...
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Dismissal Policies and Procedures
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Daniel Asari v XYZ Retail Ltd [2023]

Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Background The Respondent provides a service to the public at a retail premises in Galway supplying fuel for vehicles with a shop. The Complainant submitted that he was denied service at the Respondent’s premises on two occasions in March/April 2021 and that on the second occasion he was subjected ...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Sales Sense International Limited v Richard Toibin [2023]

Decision number:EDA235   Legal body: Labour Court (LC) Background: The Appellant brought an appeal of the decision of the Adjudication Officer (AO) of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to the Labour Court following a ruling the Appellant had not been discriminated against on the gender ground and he had not made out a complaint of sexual harassm...
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Discrimination and Equality
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The Board of Management of Wilson's Hospital v Enoch Burke [2022]

Decision number:.IEHC.719   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) The High Court arose following a Court Order preventing a school teacher, Enoch Burke from attending the school premises while on paid administrative leave. Mr. Burke continued to attend the school in violation of the Court Order. He was sent to prison to compel him to comply with the Court Order. ...
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Gerard McVeigh v Dunnes Stores [2022]

Decision number:.ADJ-00036287   Legal body: Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) upheld a decision made by Dunnes Stores to dismiss an employee for gross misconduct after he was charged with a criminal offence. The WRC found that the decision was within the range of reasonable responses and was justified on substantial grounds. What happ...
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Discipline and Grievance
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Nolan v Fingal County Council [2022]

Decision number:IEHC.335   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) Mr Nolan (the Complainant) alleged that a report made to his line manager regarding harassment and intimidation he was subjected to was a protected disclosure under the Protected Disclosure Act 2014 (the 2014 Act) and he suffered penalisation as a result. What happened? In 2013, the Appellant was s...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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Philomena Hennessy v Ladbrooks Payments (Ireland) Limited and Ladbrooks (Ireland) [2022]

Decision number:IEHC..60   Legal body: High Court of Ireland (IEHC) The High Court dismissed an interlocutory injunction application in circumstances where an employer sought to dismiss personal injury proceedings against them, highlighting the importance of encouraging employees to obtain legal advice when signing a waiver agreement. What happened? The plaintiff i...
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Contracts of Employment