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#Workplace Relations Commission

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 7 July, 2019

'Frustrating' regulations affecting ethnic restaurants as work permit crackdown continues
# Takeaways
# Takeaways

'Frustrating' regulations affecting ethnic restaurants as work permit crackdown continues

Jul 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,069 Views 30 Comments

A backlog in applications also means the current processing time for standard work permit applications is 13 weeks.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 24 June, 2019

Wednesday's planned strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead after talks fail
# WRC
# WRC

Wednesday's planned strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead after talks fail

Jun 24th 2019, 4:48 PM 27,117 Views 45 Comments

Siptu has accused the government of abusing the conciliation process.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

HSE warns of 'significant impact' on services during support staff strike
# 20 June
# 20 June

HSE warns of 'significant impact' on services during support staff strike

Jun 18th 2019, 12:12 PM 8,526 Views 27 Comments

A strike by 10,000 healthcare workers is set to take place on Thursday.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage
# Compensation
# Compensation

Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage

Jun 6th 2019, 6:20 AM 24,476 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the workplace relations commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

HIV positive woman to receive €10,000 in compensation after dentist stops treating her mid-procedure
# Discrimination Claim
# Discrimination Claim

HIV positive woman to receive €10,000 in compensation after dentist stops treating her mid-procedure

Jun 4th 2019, 4:58 PM 43,014 Views 0 Comments

The dentist agreed to provide a written apology to the woman.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Dublin employee receives €7,000 after homophobic graffiti was posted in his workplace
# Offensive And Deplorable
# Offensive And Deplorable

Dublin employee receives €7,000 after homophobic graffiti was posted in his workplace

May 30th 2019, 6:14 PM 29,444 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission found that the employer “had not taken the reasonably practicable steps to prevent harassment”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 17 May, 2019

Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'

May 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 55,226 Views 14 Comments

The branch manager asked the man, who had years of experience in a similar role, how he would manage to do the warehouse job safely.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 22 April, 2019

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

Apr 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 34,894 Views 40 Comments

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Upsetting and humiliating': AIB ordered to pay €4,000 to Syrian dentist over account refusal
# WRC
# WRC

'Upsetting and humiliating': AIB ordered to pay €4,000 to Syrian dentist over account refusal

Apr 9th 2019, 4:44 PM 35,574 Views 37 Comments

The discrimination case was taken before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

Apr 4th 2019, 6:10 AM 20,129 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her
# WRC
# WRC

Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her

Mar 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,368 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k

Mar 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 50,365 Views 0 Comments

The woman said she was given notice to quit the property two days after informing the landlord she applied for rent supplement.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Worker should receive €23.1k after having hours 'unilaterally and significantly' reduced
# WRC
# WRC

Worker should receive €23.1k after having hours 'unilaterally and significantly' reduced

Mar 2nd 2019, 4:00 PM 26,153 Views 0 Comments

The worker brought her case to the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Mandate expects up to €70k 'winnings' from Paddy Power in denial of rest break cases
# Workplace Relations Commission
# Workplace Relations Commission

Mandate expects up to €70k 'winnings' from Paddy Power in denial of rest break cases

Feb 19th 2019, 5:38 PM 24,016 Views 0 Comments

The union has lodged 78 seperate cases against the betting company.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 15 February, 2019

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker
# WRC
# WRC

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker

Feb 15th 2019, 2:59 PM 19,824 Views 0 Comments

The woman’s P45 was left on her desk while she was on sick leave.

Sacked nursing home care worker 'found asleep on the job' was not unfairly dismissed - WRC
# Case Closed
# Case Closed

Sacked nursing home care worker 'found asleep on the job' was not unfairly dismissed - WRC

Feb 15th 2019, 7:36 AM 53,884 Views 0 Comments

The worker was found to move chairs out of the view of CCTV cameras.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Dental worker who discovered hidden camera pointed at her desk awarded €5,000
# Compensation
# Compensation

Dental worker who discovered hidden camera pointed at her desk awarded €5,000

Feb 12th 2019, 8:30 PM 49,344 Views 0 Comments

In the case before the WRC, the employee said she was left with no choice but to leave her job after the discovery.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 8 February, 2019

Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites
# Civil Partnership
# Civil Partnership

Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites

Feb 8th 2019, 6:18 PM 30,684 Views 0 Comments

This follows a landmark ruling by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000
# Overturned
# Overturned

Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000

Feb 3rd 2019, 8:00 AM 37,108 Views 0 Comments

The fresh produce employee took a case against his former employer to the Labour Court this week.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Woman on rent supplement 'placed under severe financial pressure' in eviction row awarded €5k
# Rent Dispute
# Rent Dispute

Woman on rent supplement 'placed under severe financial pressure' in eviction row awarded €5k

Jan 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 31,222 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 7 January, 2019

Pregnant woman who was dismissed after being asked if she had 'too much Supermac's' awarded €14,000
# Bar Manager
# Bar Manager

Pregnant woman who was dismissed after being asked if she had 'too much Supermac's' awarded €14,000

Jan 7th 2019, 5:43 PM 49,930 Views 0 Comments

The hotel which employed the woman was ordered to pay her compensation by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Security man fired after failing to bring lost flight attendant through US pre-clearance at Dublin Airport
# WRC
# WRC

Security man fired after failing to bring lost flight attendant through US pre-clearance at Dublin Airport

Jan 1st 2019, 1:30 PM 151,832 Views 0 Comments

The worker stated that the sanction imposed “was too severe”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Non-Irish national who said he was only one in the job not given paid holidays awarded €9.9k
# Work Claim
# Work Claim

Non-Irish national who said he was only one in the job not given paid holidays awarded €9.9k

Dec 29th 2018, 7:15 AM 48,394 Views 0 Comments

The Eastern European man said he was treated like a “dogsbody” at the company he worked for.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 28 December, 2018

Fast food worker awarded €2k after boss 'walked around shop with raw sausage hanging from trousers'
# Compensation
# Compensation

Fast food worker awarded €2k after boss 'walked around shop with raw sausage hanging from trousers'

Dec 28th 2018, 7:00 AM 41,640 Views 0 Comments

Although successful in her claim of sexual harassment, the WRC found the woman wasn’t discriminated against.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Addiction centre worker who kicked service user in 'self defence' loses unfair dismissal case
# WRC
# WRC

Addiction centre worker who kicked service user in 'self defence' loses unfair dismissal case

Dec 20th 2018, 6:15 AM 17,313 Views 0 Comments

Based on the CCTV footage alone the WRC adjudicator found that the complainant was not unfairly dismissed.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian'
# WRC
# WRC

Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian'

Dec 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 43,547 Views 0 Comments

The woman claimed the employee also asked her to come outside to fight.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 9 December, 2018

PSC staff losing battle to stay on as department confirms contracts to be 'phased out' in 2019
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

PSC staff losing battle to stay on as department confirms contracts to be 'phased out' in 2019

Dec 9th 2018, 6:05 AM 48,230 Views 47 Comments

A number of workers have been unsuccessful in cases at the Workplace Relations Commission arguing their right to a permanent contract.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim
# Deli Dispute
# Deli Dispute

Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim

Dec 2nd 2018, 10:00 AM 46,260 Views 0 Comments

The WRC found that the man had not been punished by the supermarket for raising health and safety concerns.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Hold-ups at Ireland's workplace watchdog are causing business headaches
# Work
# Work

Hold-ups at Ireland's workplace watchdog are causing business headaches

Nov 22nd 2018, 3:09 PM 1,639 Views 1 Comment

Postponements, absent parties and late submissions are creating logjams.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

University ordered to pay €35k after ruling finds lecturer (55) discriminated against due to age
# WRC
# WRC

University ordered to pay €35k after ruling finds lecturer (55) discriminated against due to age

Nov 21st 2018, 10:30 PM 21,797 Views 0 Comments

The academic claimed that a less qualified female colleague 15 years younger than her was chosen for the post.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 9 November, 2018

Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k
# Housing Assistance Payment
# Housing Assistance Payment

Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k

Nov 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 23,550 Views 0 Comments

The complainant, a long-term tenant of the landlord, brought the case after claiming she has been discriminated against by him over his refusal to accept the scheme.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Hotel worker who claimed manager told him that he had his 'head up his a**e' awarded €1,700
# WRC
# WRC

Hotel worker who claimed manager told him that he had his 'head up his a**e' awarded €1,700

Nov 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 30,230 Views 0 Comments

The dispute arose after the worker went home from his job early one evening in December 2017.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Fast food worker claimed supervisor said she reminded him of Benburb Street and had an 'arse like the back of a truck'
# Harassment Case
# Harassment Case

Fast food worker claimed supervisor said she reminded him of Benburb Street and had an 'arse like the back of a truck'

Nov 4th 2018, 8:00 AM 49,928 Views 0 Comments

The WRC found against the woman in the case however, because the company followed its policies in the matter.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Worker accused of complaining about UK bosses in 'strong nationalist undertones' fails in unfair dismissal case
# Intimidating Content
# Intimidating Content

Worker accused of complaining about UK bosses in 'strong nationalist undertones' fails in unfair dismissal case

Nov 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 18,372 Views 0 Comments

His company said the email sent to the CEO in America had “intimidating content”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case
# WRC
# WRC

Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case

Oct 31st 2018, 6:00 AM 62,950 Views 0 Comments

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 25 October, 2018

A bus driver sacked for sharing 'shock' pictures of a faulty wheel has won an unfair dismissal claim
# Work
# Work

A bus driver sacked for sharing 'shock' pictures of a faulty wheel has won an unfair dismissal claim

Oct 25th 2018, 2:31 PM 1,090 Views 1 Comment

The coach company said the personal Facebook post was a breach of its social media policy.

Florist driver awarded €20,000 for dismissal after 'impossible' requests and hours
# Immense Pressure
# Immense Pressure

Florist driver awarded €20,000 for dismissal after 'impossible' requests and hours

Oct 25th 2018, 6:15 AM 33,390 Views 0 Comments

The WRC said that there was “no doubt that the driver was under immense pressure to get through his deliveries each day”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Sacked French woman awarded €10k for discrimination on the grounds of nationality
# Compensation
# Compensation

Sacked French woman awarded €10k for discrimination on the grounds of nationality

Oct 24th 2018, 6:00 AM 22,514 Views 0 Comments

The woman was accused of making “over familiar” comments to other staff.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Gym worker who yawned and 'rolled on floor' in front of members awarded €1,420 for unfair dismissal
# WRC
# WRC

Gym worker who yawned and 'rolled on floor' in front of members awarded €1,420 for unfair dismissal

Oct 20th 2018, 7:30 AM 56,489 Views 0 Comments

The case was taken after the complainant alleged that he was bullied and undermined by his manager before he was sacked.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Woman loses WRC challenge as it's found golf club entitled to run gender-specific 'open' competitions
# WRC
# WRC

Woman loses WRC challenge as it's found golf club entitled to run gender-specific 'open' competitions

Oct 6th 2018, 4:00 PM 28,851 Views 0 Comments

The club changed its policy after the woman complained, and offered her a free meal by way of apology.