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#Workplace Relations Commission

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Compensation for dad who was sacked just 11 days after birth of new baby
# Paternity Leave
# Paternity Leave

Compensation for dad who was sacked just 11 days after birth of new baby

May 23rd 2018, 3:05 PM 46,309 Views 31 Comments

The man’s boss congratulated him on the new arrival but then proceeded to tell him that he was being made redundant.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Man gets €20,000 in compensation after becoming depressed on late shifts
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Man gets €20,000 in compensation after becoming depressed on late shifts

May 12th 2018, 10:00 PM 44,634 Views 0 Comments

A change to day shifts was supported by the man’s GP and by an occupational health physician.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 11 May, 2018

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list

May 11th 2018, 6:05 AM 30,347 Views 0 Comments

The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 7 May, 2018

'All the sex you can handle... what more do you want': Woman wins €37k in sexual harassment case
# WRC
# WRC

'All the sex you can handle... what more do you want': Woman wins €37k in sexual harassment case

May 7th 2018, 6:30 AM 65,882 Views 0 Comments

The woman had also claimed constructive dismissal against her former employer.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Inside the battle over unpaid wages at the collapsed Irish YouTube channel Facts
# Work
# Work

Inside the battle over unpaid wages at the collapsed Irish YouTube channel Facts

May 3rd 2018, 12:54 PM 1,060 Views 0 Comments

Former staff have taken the business to the Workplace Relations Commission over outstanding pay.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'Thinking you're being funny doesn't excuse it' - Asian man awarded €7,000 after racist graffiti appeared on wall at work
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'Thinking you're being funny doesn't excuse it' - Asian man awarded €7,000 after racist graffiti appeared on wall at work

Apr 29th 2018, 4:00 PM 30,097 Views 0 Comments

The man also claimed that a colleague had spoken to him in a racist ‘Chinese-style’ fashion.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Man who had sex with his manager loses claim over his contract not being renewed
# Workplace Relations Commission
# Workplace Relations Commission

Man who had sex with his manager loses claim over his contract not being renewed

Apr 28th 2018, 10:30 AM 58,846 Views 0 Comments

After the intimate encounter, the man claimed to be ‘wracked with guilt’ as he had a girlfriend at the time.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 27 April, 2018

Traveller woman who sustained fractured wrist loses discrimination case against fast food outlet
# Discrimination Case
# Discrimination Case

Traveller woman who sustained fractured wrist loses discrimination case against fast food outlet

Apr 27th 2018, 6:00 AM 42,611 Views 0 Comments

The woman claims she overheard a member of staff say to another, ‘Don’t worry about her, she is just an itinerant’.

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

HR manager at cemetery awarded €47,500 in compensation for unfair dismissal
# Grave Concerns
# Grave Concerns

HR manager at cemetery awarded €47,500 in compensation for unfair dismissal

Apr 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 38,340 Views 0 Comments

The man had been employed at the cemetery for just under 20 years prior to his dismissal in late 2016.

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

Former priest loses harassment case against shop after claiming he was called a 'paedophile'
# WRC
# WRC

Former priest loses harassment case against shop after claiming he was called a 'paedophile'

Apr 23rd 2018, 2:09 PM 20,086 Views 0 Comments

The man’s claims were dismissed, with the adjudication officer saying they were “greatly lacking in specificity”.

UCD ordered to pay academic €30,000 after commission finds it denied her a job because of her age
# Ageism
# Ageism

UCD ordered to pay academic €30,000 after commission finds it denied her a job because of her age

Apr 23rd 2018, 9:43 AM 21,121 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission also ordered the university to promote Dr Anne Cleary (64) to the role of senior lecturer, having passed her over for the job in 2015.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 22 April, 2018

€32,000 payout to injured Tesco security guard, who was denied chair to sit on at work, overturned
# Reversal Of Fortune
# Reversal Of Fortune

€32,000 payout to injured Tesco security guard, who was denied chair to sit on at work, overturned

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:30 AM 53,287 Views 0 Comments

The payout was overturned as the man, who had claimed victimisation at work due to not being given a chair to sit on after knee surgery, was employed by another company, not by Tesco itself.

Services giant Noonan brands 32c pay hike for workers 'out of kilter'
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

Services giant Noonan brands 32c pay hike for workers 'out of kilter'

Apr 22nd 2018, 6:45 AM 22,648 Views 23 Comments

The multimillion-euro company brought five employees before the Labour Court.

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

Woman who was unfairly dismissed after suffering miscarriage awarded €17k
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

Woman who was unfairly dismissed after suffering miscarriage awarded €17k

Apr 19th 2018, 5:09 PM 27,510 Views 31 Comments

The company argued that it had not unfairly dismissed the woman as it was unaware at the time of dismissal of her pregnancy.

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

FAI official who refereed matches around the country while on sick leave has unfair dismissal claim refused
# Caught Offside
# Caught Offside

FAI official who refereed matches around the country while on sick leave has unfair dismissal claim refused

Apr 18th 2018, 4:12 PM 34,555 Views 0 Comments

The man later said he had taken six weeks’ sick leave in order to be with his wife and daughter who were suffering from severe depression.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 12 April, 2018

'We don’t want any old people working here': Man awarded €6,000 over employer's remarks
# WRC
# WRC

'We don’t want any old people working here': Man awarded €6,000 over employer's remarks

Apr 12th 2018, 6:30 PM 34,673 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought to the Workplace Relations Commission.

Pub manager who believed employer had sway over gardaí awarded €25,500 for constructive dismissal
# Under The Influence
# Under The Influence

Pub manager who believed employer had sway over gardaí awarded €25,500 for constructive dismissal

Apr 12th 2018, 6:25 AM 36,748 Views 0 Comments

The man had his salary immediately docked by €10,000 after pointing out accounting irregularities on the part of his employer.

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

Worker wins right to bonus which was revoked after she drove through a car park barrier to collect children
# Dispute
# Dispute

Worker wins right to bonus which was revoked after she drove through a car park barrier to collect children

Apr 11th 2018, 6:06 PM 37,585 Views 0 Comments

The woman received an eight-month written warning as a result of her actions.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Cuisine de France maker overturns payout for worker accused of showing up drunk
# Dublin
# Dublin

Cuisine de France maker overturns payout for worker accused of showing up drunk

Apr 7th 2018, 10:30 AM 41,138 Views 28 Comments

Swiss-Irish firm Aryzta had previously been ordered to pay €12,500 to the ex-employee.

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

Woman awarded €11k after claiming employer asked to change her name to 'something more Irish'
# WRC
# WRC

Woman awarded €11k after claiming employer asked to change her name to 'something more Irish'

Apr 5th 2018, 6:00 AM 44,758 Views 0 Comments

The worker claims that she was subjected to harassment, discrimination and victimisation during her employment.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Gardaí called to Finding Dory screening after family refused to move seats
# Front Row Seats
# Front Row Seats

Gardaí called to Finding Dory screening after family refused to move seats

Mar 29th 2018, 4:01 PM 122,978 Views 93 Comments

The family claimed they were discriminated against under the Equal Status Act.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 26 March, 2018

Company ordered to pay €46k to receptionist who was sexually harassed by her boss
# Workplace Relations Commission
# Workplace Relations Commission

Company ordered to pay €46k to receptionist who was sexually harassed by her boss

Mar 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 36,730 Views 46 Comments

The WRC found that the woman was subject to “a vile act of sexual innuendo” in a live web chat at the company.

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

'I was devastated': Former reporter on RTÉ ending her freelance contract on age grounds
# Valerie Cox
# Valerie Cox

'I was devastated': Former reporter on RTÉ ending her freelance contract on age grounds

Mar 22nd 2018, 2:03 PM 50,748 Views 37 Comments

RTÉ has been ordered by the Workplace Relations Commission to pay Valerie Cox €50,000.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 12 February, 2018

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse
# WRC
# WRC

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse

Feb 12th 2018, 2:56 PM 51,204 Views 81 Comments

“Termination was the only option,” said Workplace Relations Commissioner adjudication officer Penelope McGrath.

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

Solas ordered to pay €20,000 to a 60-year-old worker asked if he should 'take it easy'
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Solas ordered to pay €20,000 to a 60-year-old worker asked if he should 'take it easy'

Jan 25th 2018, 7:46 PM 36,336 Views 39 Comments

The state training body has carried out research on difficulties facing older people.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Dublin City Council ordered to pay €25k to breast cancer survivor who wasn't allowed work from home
# Payout
# Payout

Dublin City Council ordered to pay €25k to breast cancer survivor who wasn't allowed work from home

Nov 30th 2017, 7:59 PM 16,746 Views 0 Comments

The woman’s medical adviser stated that a working home arrangement would serve to alleviate the symptoms of fatigue.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 9 November, 2017

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign

Nov 9th 2017, 6:05 PM 24,041 Views 161 Comments

During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches
# Working 9 To 5
# Working 9 To 5

Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches

Nov 4th 2017, 7:30 AM 17,747 Views 19 Comments

The majority of the prosecutions above relate to businesses in the food and drink sector.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

One in four Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute last year
# Research
# Research

One in four Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute last year

Oct 17th 2017, 3:02 PM 8,955 Views 5 Comments

Disciplinary issues account for the single greatest cause of disputes at 37%.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 22 September, 2017

Dunnes Stores ordered to pay €12,500 to widowed mother-of-six in discrimination case
# Castlebar
# Castlebar

Dunnes Stores ordered to pay €12,500 to widowed mother-of-six in discrimination case

Sep 22nd 2017, 2:22 PM 89,109 Views 0 Comments

The WRC found that the woman was discriminated against because she is a Traveller.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case
# Job Application
# Job Application

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case

Sep 14th 2017, 4:34 PM 26,237 Views 0 Comments

Mark Savage claimed he was told to remove the line from his CV.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 25 August, 2017

Bouncer who was told all Romanians 'are thieves and liars' wins €20k in discrimination case
# Racial Abuse
# Racial Abuse

Bouncer who was told all Romanians 'are thieves and liars' wins €20k in discrimination case

Aug 25th 2017, 6:10 AM 27,678 Views 51 Comments

It was ruled that the company did not address racial abuse directed towards an employee.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 24 August, 2017

School teacher and caretaker scuffle over Virgin Mary statue
# May Altar
# May Altar

School teacher and caretaker scuffle over Virgin Mary statue

Aug 24th 2017, 8:43 AM 81,829 Views 196 Comments

A teacher’s attempt to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary at a school has sparked an altercation with a caretaker.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Bartender awarded €20,000 after discrimination by employer over her 'extremely painful' condition
# Endometriosis
# Endometriosis

Bartender awarded €20,000 after discrimination by employer over her 'extremely painful' condition

Aug 23rd 2017, 6:01 AM 49,481 Views 0 Comments

The woman found her hours greatly reduced after she underwent a surgical procedure aimed at alleviating her condition.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 21 August, 2017

Book-keeper 'retired' by her employer after reaching 66 wins age discrimination case
# Age Discrimination
# Age Discrimination

Book-keeper 'retired' by her employer after reaching 66 wins age discrimination case

Aug 21st 2017, 2:03 PM 40,170 Views 33 Comments

The woman rejected the offer of re-engagement on the basis of a two-year contract.

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord
# Housing Assistance
# Housing Assistance

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord

Aug 21st 2017, 7:45 AM 60,879 Views 74 Comments

They were awarded compensation ranging from €13,300 to €15,000.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Driver 'reasonably' sacked after he left charity van outside a pub overnight
# Hearing
# Hearing

Driver 'reasonably' sacked after he left charity van outside a pub overnight

Aug 3rd 2017, 4:51 PM 33,637 Views 0 Comments

The worker maintained that he had been subject to an unfair investigation and had been dismissed for taking an organisation’s vehicle home.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 24 July, 2017

Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination'
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination'

Jul 24th 2017, 12:13 PM 96,908 Views 156 Comments

“BY THE GRACE OF THE GOOD LORD.”

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Sacked shop worker wins €9,000 after row that started because he was chewing gum
# Chewed Out
# Chewed Out

Sacked shop worker wins €9,000 after row that started because he was chewing gum

Jul 23rd 2017, 3:43 PM 37,446 Views 20 Comments

The worker said his manager “approached him in an aggressive manner.”

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Woman awarded €4k in unfair dismissal case after taking 'old and smelly basket' from work
# CanTeen
# CanTeen

Woman awarded €4k in unfair dismissal case after taking 'old and smelly basket' from work

Jun 29th 2017, 7:46 PM 31,982 Views 0 Comments

She said she took the basket from a rubbish dump at work without permission and brought it home to hold flowers.