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# Unfair Dismissal

Last year
Firm to pay €40k to man dismissed for sending 'inappropriate' Family Guy message to colleague
The Workplace Relations Commission found that Regeneron unfairly dismissed Robert Libera for gross misconduct.
All time
# Unfair Dismissal
Firm ordered to pay €10,000 to worker made redundant during first Covid-19 lockdown
The case was recently heard at the Workplace Relations Commission.
Man loses claim for unfair dismissal after sacking for sexual assault of colleague at Christmas party is upheld
The case was recently heard by the Workplace Relations Commission.
'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness
The woman took a discrimination case against her employer, a residential disability service.
# Unfair Dismissal
'We don’t think it was a red card': Stoke City to appeal Irish 18-year-old's League Cup dismissal
Ireland U21 defender Nathan Collins was sent off during Stoke’s League Cup defeat to Crawley last night.
Clerical officer sacked by public body after missing almost 300 days in one year
The WRC said there were substantial grounds for the worker’s dismissal.
# Labour Court
Mayo retailer to pay €20,000 to woman who was unfairly dismissed in dispute over 12 ham slices
Details of the case was heard at the Labour Court.
# Unfair Dismissal
Pregnant woman who felt isolated and humiliated by male boss awarded €16,500
The woman worked at the accountancy firm from 2006 to 2018.
Trinity College 'unfairly dismissed' lecturer at centre of controversial Prime Time FGM comments
Dr Ali Selim is one of the leading figures in the Irish Muslim community.
# Unfair Dismissal
Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy
The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.
# Unfair Dismissal
Care home worker loses unfair dismissal claim after she called service user 'a little s**t'
The WRC dismissed the woman’s claim after finding that her claim was not well-founded.
# Unfair Dismissal
Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action
The patient’s grand-daughter alleged that on 26 April 2018 the care-worker had verbally threatened her grandmother.
# Unfair Dismissal
Health worker loses career after allowing vulnerable teen go to toilet unaccompanied at Dart station
The WRC has ordered the man’s former employer to pay him €20,000 for his unfair dismissal.
Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker
The woman’s P45 was left on her desk while she was on sick leave.
# Overturned
Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000
The fresh produce employee took a case against his former employer to the Labour Court this week.
# bar manager
Pregnant woman who was dismissed after being asked if she had 'too much Supermac's' awarded €14,000
The hotel which employed the woman was ordered to pay her compensation by the Workplace Relations Commission.
Hotel worker who claimed manager told him that he had his 'head up his a**e' awarded €1,700
The dispute arose after the worker went home from his job early one evening in December 2017.
# intimidating content
Worker accused of complaining about UK bosses in 'strong nationalist undertones' fails in unfair dismissal case
His company said the email sent to the CEO in America had “intimidating content”.
Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case
During an investigation, the man told his employer that he did not know that the emergency stop button was only to be used in actual emergencies.
Gym worker who yawned and 'rolled on floor' in front of members awarded €1,420 for unfair dismissal
The case was taken after the complainant alleged that he was bullied and undermined by his manager before he was sacked.
# Unfair Dismissal
Worker who posted derogatory Facebook memes about 'bosses' awarded €7,700
The woman alleged the managing director of the company had kicked her chair and shouted at her, which started the furore.
# Unfair Dismissal
A waitress who was sacked over a bad TripAdvisor review has been awarded €2,000
The woman claimed she was unfairly dismissed after a customer described her as ‘abrupt’.
# Unfair Dismissal
Mechanic awarded €11.5k after being sacked for failing to turn up to work on time
The man in question had been employed as a mechanic at a garage from 1 July 2003 to 18 March 2017.
# Dispute
Woman bullied and accused of doing 'crap job of running' property company awarded €12,500
The WRC heard how the woman was harassed by the company’s clients following the economic downturn.
Ministerial driver sacked over expense claims has unfair dismissal case rejected by WRC
The case was brought when the driver had his contract terminated after providing insufficient proof for his expenses.
# Unfair Dismissal
Woman awarded €8,000 after being sacked for not being pushy enough with customers
The woman lasted just 34 days in her employment as store manager for a Dublin outlet of a family-run business.
# Dispute
Employer who sacked worker after secretly filming him siphoning off diesel 'behaved reasonably'
The worker had complained that the covert surveillance breached his privacy.
# Unfair Dismissal
Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000
The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.
# Sacked
Car dealership manager who made 'bogus' invoice for van awarded €40,000 over his sacking
The man arranged the purchase for a colleague.
# Unfair Dismissal
Bar manager sacked after his 11-year-old son was seen carrying pint glasses to customers awarded €3,270
The man had been working at the pub for 27 years.
NCT firm right to fire test centre worker who allegedly told customer 'f**k off', WRC rules
The WRC found that the man’s unfair dismissal complaint against his formal employer “is not well founded”.
# Unfair Dismissal
Boss who told woman being sick was 'no problem' and fired her a week later ordered to pay her €10,000
The company in question did not appear at the Labour Court hearing regarding the woman’s complaint.
# Unfair Dismissal
Childcare worker who had rock thrown at him and was regularly threatened wins €15k compensation
The Workplace Relations Commission said the man had “no alternative but to resign” because of how he was treated.
# Unfair Dismissal
Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation
The former technician at the wind farm services company won his unfair dismissal case at the Workplace Relations Commission.
# Unfair Dismissal
'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe
The man sought reinstatement but the WRC judged that to be inappropriate given the “breakdown of trust”.
# restaurant chain
Married store manager admits he offered accommodation to staff members for sex
The Workplace Relations Commission has ordered his employer to pay the man €6,500 after finding that his dismissal was unfair.
# local authority
Worker alleged to have taken 202 days sick leave in five years loses unfair dismissal case
The man disputed the absenteeism records kept by his former employer, and sought to be reinstated.
# grave concerns
HR manager at cemetery awarded €47,500 in compensation for unfair dismissal
The man had been employed at the cemetery for just under 20 years prior to his dismissal in late 2016.
# Unfair Dismissal
Citywest Hotel was ordered to pay a worker accused of making 'lewd comments' to a guest
The former security guard was awarded €6,000 in an unfair dismissal claim.
# Unfair Dismissal
Tesco has quashed a payout for a worker accused of stealing cash from self-scan tills
CCTV showed the man accessing the note dispensers – but he claimed he was unfairly dismissed.