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#Workplace Relations Commission

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race'
# Compensation
# Compensation

Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race'

Sep 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 74,608 Views 38 Comments

The man said he was seen as suspicious “because of the colour of his skin and his beard”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Ferry worker who lost 'sense of pride' after 40 years in industry awarded €80k in discrimination case
# Workplace Dispute
# Workplace Dispute

Ferry worker who lost 'sense of pride' after 40 years in industry awarded €80k in discrimination case

Sep 22nd 2018, 7:15 AM 57,955 Views 0 Comments

Awarding any less than €80,000 “would not operate as an adequate deterrent”, an adjudicator ruled.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 21 September, 2018

Worker who posted derogatory Facebook memes about 'bosses' awarded €7,700
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Worker who posted derogatory Facebook memes about 'bosses' awarded €7,700

Sep 21st 2018, 6:10 AM 33,920 Views 26 Comments

The woman alleged the managing director of the company had kicked her chair and shouted at her, which started the furore.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000
# WRC
# WRC

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000

Sep 18th 2018, 5:41 PM 60,741 Views 0 Comments

The landlord has 42 days in which to make the €14,000 payment to the couple.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Company ordered to pay man €8,000 over his payslips never matching what he was actually paid
# Got Paid
# Got Paid

Company ordered to pay man €8,000 over his payslips never matching what he was actually paid

Sep 15th 2018, 9:00 PM 75,943 Views 37 Comments

On at least two occasions the man received no wages whatsoever.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 14 September, 2018

Woman, sacked for refusing to allow customer return Christmas lights, awarded €21,000
# Fairy Tale
# Fairy Tale

Woman, sacked for refusing to allow customer return Christmas lights, awarded €21,000

Sep 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 92,027 Views 53 Comments

The woman had also threatened to call the gardaí on the customer, who had no receipt for their purchase.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Man awarded €3,000 for being unfairly sacked after Garda vetting showing he had an assault conviction
# To Be Forgotten
# To Be Forgotten

Man awarded €3,000 for being unfairly sacked after Garda vetting showing he had an assault conviction

Sep 13th 2018, 6:01 AM 44,692 Views 11 Comments

The man lasted less than one month with his employer, a care home, after his vetting form showed he had multiple convictions.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Warehouse worker on €37k fired for drinking a €2 soft drink and putting it back
# Workplace Relations Commission
# Workplace Relations Commission

Warehouse worker on €37k fired for drinking a €2 soft drink and putting it back

Sep 11th 2018, 6:15 AM 65,350 Views 43 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission said that it was a case of “gross misconduct, irrespective of the monetary value”.

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

Dublin restaurant told to pay manager €10k for firing him over fears he was setting up a rival eatery
# Cutthroat Business
# Cutthroat Business

Dublin restaurant told to pay manager €10k for firing him over fears he was setting up a rival eatery

Sep 9th 2018, 8:00 AM 41,023 Views 0 Comments

The dismissal was deemed “unfair” and “premature” by the WRC.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 8 September, 2018

University lecturer who claimed she was denied full time role over marital status awarded €9.5k
# Nursing
# Nursing

University lecturer who claimed she was denied full time role over marital status awarded €9.5k

Sep 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 21,000 Views 0 Comments

While it was ruled she was “victimised”, the woman wasn’t discriminated against, the WRC said.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Mechanic awarded €11.5k after being sacked for failing to turn up to work on time
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Mechanic awarded €11.5k after being sacked for failing to turn up to work on time

Sep 6th 2018, 6:01 AM 34,392 Views 14 Comments

The man in question had been employed as a mechanic at a garage from 1 July 2003 to 18 March 2017.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 3 September, 2018

Luas driver sacked for moonlighting in his wife's taxi
# Private Investigator
# Private Investigator

Luas driver sacked for moonlighting in his wife's taxi

Sep 3rd 2018, 9:44 PM 51,309 Views 70 Comments

The driver says he was “maliciously” reported to Transdev.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Woman bullied and accused of doing 'crap job of running' property company awarded €12,500
# Dispute
# Dispute

Woman bullied and accused of doing 'crap job of running' property company awarded €12,500

Aug 30th 2018, 6:01 AM 24,792 Views 0 Comments

The WRC heard how the woman was harassed by the company’s clients following the economic downturn.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Ministerial driver sacked over expense claims has unfair dismissal case rejected by WRC
# WRC
# WRC

Ministerial driver sacked over expense claims has unfair dismissal case rejected by WRC

Aug 29th 2018, 6:20 AM 29,490 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought when the driver had his contract terminated after providing insufficient proof for his expenses.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Coffee shop which discriminated against pregnant worker ordered to pay €15k damages
# WRC
# WRC

Coffee shop which discriminated against pregnant worker ordered to pay €15k damages

Aug 28th 2018, 8:18 PM 25,483 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'The show's over, you're fired': Barman who says he was accused of stealing funds awarded €16k
# Compensation
# Compensation

'The show's over, you're fired': Barman who says he was accused of stealing funds awarded €16k

Aug 26th 2018, 6:15 AM 32,099 Views 17 Comments

He said that any such claims were totally fictitious and used as an excuse to sack him.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Tesco has been reprimanded for suspending a worker after last year’s strike
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Tesco has been reprimanded for suspending a worker after last year’s strike

Aug 23rd 2018, 3:43 PM 798 Views 2 Comments

The retailer sanctioned the sales assistant for posting about the dispute on Facebook.

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi
# Disability
# Disability

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi

Aug 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 46,812 Views 115 Comments

The taxi driver changed the routine after he bought a new car.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'Unforgivable': Worker quits job after boss takes him out to sea to quiz him over missing €10k
# Amusement Company
# Amusement Company

'Unforgivable': Worker quits job after boss takes him out to sea to quiz him over missing €10k

Aug 21st 2018, 7:34 AM 44,705 Views 0 Comments

The worker at an amusement company received €889 after his claim for unfair dismissal was upheld by the WRC.

Employer who sacked worker after secretly filming him siphoning off diesel 'behaved reasonably'
# Dispute
# Dispute

Employer who sacked worker after secretly filming him siphoning off diesel 'behaved reasonably'

Aug 21st 2018, 6:20 AM 41,953 Views 0 Comments

The worker had complained that the covert surveillance breached his privacy.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Worker who 'feared for her life' with psychiatric patient awarded €2.5k over delay in handling complaint
# Dispute
# Dispute

Worker who 'feared for her life' with psychiatric patient awarded €2.5k over delay in handling complaint

Aug 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 17,362 Views 0 Comments

The general operative felt that her grievances weren’t listened to by management.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000

Aug 12th 2018, 7:30 AM 49,612 Views 0 Comments

The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

NCT firm right to fire test centre worker who allegedly told customer 'f**k off', WRC rules
# WRC
# WRC

NCT firm right to fire test centre worker who allegedly told customer 'f**k off', WRC rules

Aug 7th 2018, 2:54 PM 34,120 Views 0 Comments

The WRC found that the man’s unfair dismissal complaint against his formal employer “is not well founded”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Parent 'shocked' by child's poor maths grade loses racial discrimination case
# Fourth Class
# Fourth Class

Parent 'shocked' by child's poor maths grade loses racial discrimination case

Aug 2nd 2018, 6:00 AM 68,611 Views 0 Comments

The woman claimed that the child’s teacher suggested she was given a bad mark because she was not Irish.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

Aug 1st 2018, 12:55 PM 29,575 Views 64 Comments

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

'If that was a dress I'd rip it off': €600 for bus driver dismissed after complaint about children's escort
# WRC
# WRC

'If that was a dress I'd rip it off': €600 for bus driver dismissed after complaint about children's escort

Aug 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 106,583 Views 17 Comments

The issue arose after the driver complained about the behaviour of the school caretaker during his bus run.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'A huge victory' - Transgender man awarded €5,000 compensation from barber who refused to cut his hair
# Equality
# Equality

'A huge victory' - Transgender man awarded €5,000 compensation from barber who refused to cut his hair

Updated Jul 26th 2018, 10:57 PM 74,917 Views 0 Comments

Lee McLoughlin said he was refused a hair cut after a barber mistakenly believed he was a woman.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Chef, sacked after threatening porter who called him a motherf**er, awarded €6,000 for unfair dismissal
# Kitchen Nightmare
# Kitchen Nightmare

Chef, sacked after threatening porter who called him a motherf**er, awarded €6,000 for unfair dismissal

Jul 24th 2018, 9:35 PM 28,805 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission has found that the man was unfairly dismissed.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 23 July, 2018

Catholic mother loses case after claiming girl turned down for school bus scheme on religious grounds
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Catholic mother loses case after claiming girl turned down for school bus scheme on religious grounds

Jul 23rd 2018, 2:26 PM 31,535 Views 0 Comments

The family were told the girl wasn’t eligible for the free scheme because there was a suitable school nearby.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Childcare worker who had rock thrown at him and was regularly threatened wins €15k compensation
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Childcare worker who had rock thrown at him and was regularly threatened wins €15k compensation

Jul 21st 2018, 4:00 PM 22,418 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission said the man had “no alternative but to resign” because of how he was treated.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation

Jul 19th 2018, 6:15 AM 41,505 Views 0 Comments

The former technician at the wind farm services company won his unfair dismissal case at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Golfer loses discrimination case against Co Wicklow club which held male-only competition
# Gender Discrimination
# Gender Discrimination

Golfer loses discrimination case against Co Wicklow club which held male-only competition

Jul 18th 2018, 3:24 PM 33,714 Views 2 Comments

The woman, who described herself as a “keen golfer”, took the case after being refused entry to the open day because of her gender.

'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe

Jul 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 15,373 Views 0 Comments

The man sought reinstatement but the WRC judged that to be inappropriate given the “breakdown of trust”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated

Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated

Jul 15th 2018, 8:30 AM 42,130 Views 0 Comments

The man had requested the footage in order to prove he had been verbally abused by a manager.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Sister awarded €32,000 after being unfairly sacked from her own family's jewellery company
# Family Business
# Family Business

Sister awarded €32,000 after being unfairly sacked from her own family's jewellery company

Jul 11th 2018, 6:01 AM 37,475 Views 0 Comments

The woman had refused to operate the till at the business as she did not want to be party to ‘fraudulent activities the directors (her siblings) may have been conducting’.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Kenyan retail worker subjected to 'racially motivated' April Fools prank awarded €10,000
# Fake Garda
# Fake Garda

Kenyan retail worker subjected to 'racially motivated' April Fools prank awarded €10,000

Jul 10th 2018, 10:55 PM 30,112 Views 0 Comments

A man purporting to be from the Garda National Immigration Bureau told him he was living and working in Ireland illegally.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent

Jul 5th 2018, 10:38 PM 58,121 Views 49 Comments

The couple said the landlord’s refusal had “a damaging effect for their family, both financially and personally”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Company ordered to pay €10,000 over unfair dismissal of pregnant employee
# Unfair
# Unfair

Company ordered to pay €10,000 over unfair dismissal of pregnant employee

Jun 30th 2018, 6:00 AM 22,391 Views 24 Comments

The woman was dismissed six weeks after she started the role.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Married store manager admits he offered accommodation to staff members for sex
# Restaurant Chain
# Restaurant Chain

Married store manager admits he offered accommodation to staff members for sex

Jun 21st 2018, 2:00 PM 57,479 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission has ordered his employer to pay the man €6,500 after finding that his dismissal was unfair.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 9 June, 2018

'It's outrageous': A State sweep of nail bars found rampant employment law abuses
# Sweep
# Sweep

'It's outrageous': A State sweep of nail bars found rampant employment law abuses

Jun 9th 2018, 6:30 AM 28,866 Views 11 Comments

Two in five salons inspected last year broke rules on permits, payments or working hours.