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#Workplace Relations

# workplace-relations - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting

Sep 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 33,799 Views 30 Comments

“Our employees have the choice of whether or not to join a union,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

# workplace-relations - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Major retailer ordered to pay €15,000 to manager unfairly dismissed for hugging staff
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Major retailer ordered to pay €15,000 to manager unfairly dismissed for hugging staff

Feb 19th 2020, 1:20 PM 52,154 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission said the dismissal caused the man reputational damage.

# workplace-relations - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Revenue worker who was fired after being caught 'red handed' selling contraband cigarettes loses appeal against dismissal
# Revenue
# Revenue

Revenue worker who was fired after being caught 'red handed' selling contraband cigarettes loses appeal against dismissal

Jun 18th 2019, 6:20 AM 40,492 Views 0 Comments

The details of the case are disclosed in a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ruling.

# workplace-relations - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

A retail worker got a €2,500 payout after claims he was subjected to a 'beard vendetta'
# Facial Hair
# Facial Hair

A retail worker got a €2,500 payout after claims he was subjected to a 'beard vendetta'

Sep 19th 2018, 6:34 AM 26,810 Views 47 Comments

The man said his employer broke workplace laws in its ‘punitive action’ against him over his facial hair.

# workplace-relations - Thursday 30 August, 2018

A bartender won compensation after being asked to form a 'human barrier' at a concert
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

A bartender won compensation after being asked to form a 'human barrier' at a concert

Aug 30th 2018, 5:58 PM 664 Views 0 Comments

An agency broke employment laws by asking the man to perform the task, which wasn’t in his contract.

# workplace-relations - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Being rude and mean to a co-worker can have very negative effects on their children
# Be Nice
# Be Nice

Being rude and mean to a co-worker can have very negative effects on their children

Aug 12th 2018, 6:30 PM 19,905 Views 10 Comments

A new study suggests that experience of workplace incivility can directly impact on a person’s parenting style.

# workplace-relations - Friday 10 August, 2018

KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction

Aug 10th 2018, 6:00 PM 22,349 Views 0 Comments

The bank said that the case was an “isolated occurrence”.

# workplace-relations - 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.

# workplace-relations - Saturday 5 May, 2018

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

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

May 5th 2018, 9:45 AM 20,458 Views 7 Comments

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

# workplace-relations - 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 38,344 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 - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU

Nov 21st 2017, 10:08 AM 9,647 Views 14 Comments

Discussions have been taking place between management and unions over pay, rosters, and drivers’ productivity.

# workplace-relations - 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 96,912 Views 156 Comments

“BY THE GRACE OF THE GOOD LORD.”

# workplace-relations - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Cork barber fined €2,000 for refusing to cut the hair of teenager with cerebral palsy
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Cork barber fined €2,000 for refusing to cut the hair of teenager with cerebral palsy

Jul 22nd 2017, 12:26 PM 116,201 Views 45 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission found that the barber discriminated against 13-year-old wheelchair-user Thomas Bermingham on grounds of disability.

# workplace-relations - Monday 26 June, 2017

Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed

Jun 26th 2017, 6:29 PM 36,151 Views 0 Comments

The therapist was awarded €3,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff'

Apr 11th 2017, 5:12 PM 20,875 Views 21 Comments

In an unusual event, senators on the committee said that they were uncomfortable with their Chair’s line of questioning.

# workplace-relations - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

€1.5 million in unpaid wages handed back to workers who challenged employers
# It's Payback Time
# It's Payback Time

€1.5 million in unpaid wages handed back to workers who challenged employers

Mar 22nd 2017, 1:02 PM 15,511 Views 7 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission had a busy year dealing with 15,000 complaints by employees.

# workplace-relations - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Woman who was sacked when six months pregnant to receive €30,000
# Compensation
# Compensation

Woman who was sacked when six months pregnant to receive €30,000

Mar 9th 2017, 10:28 PM 47,578 Views 56 Comments

The woman was told “business is business, enjoy your maternity” when she was sacked.

# workplace-relations - Friday 28 October, 2016

Getting there? Mid-ranking gardaí to join with GRA and Government in using state negotiators
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Getting there? Mid-ranking gardaí to join with GRA and Government in using state negotiators

Oct 28th 2016, 10:56 PM 26,986 Views 92 Comments

12,500 gardaí are set to strike next Friday unless a solution can be found to the ongoing dispute.

# workplace-relations - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Hair salon to pay former worker €10,000 for dismissing her while pregnant
# Discriminatory Dismissal
# Discriminatory Dismissal

Hair salon to pay former worker €10,000 for dismissing her while pregnant

Aug 23rd 2016, 10:40 AM 35,237 Views 40 Comments

The salon told the claimant she could come back after she’d had the baby and ‘they’d see what they could do’.

# workplace-relations - Monday 17 November, 2014

Labour wants 'robust data' on zero-hour contracts before doing anything about them
# Zero Hours
# Zero Hours

Labour wants 'robust data' on zero-hour contracts before doing anything about them

Nov 17th 2014, 5:07 PM 10,157 Views 43 Comments

Joan Burton called the arrangements an “abomination”, while unions have labelled them “extremely exploitative”.

# workplace-relations - Friday 6 January, 2012

Jobs Minister begins overhaul of industrial relations system
# Reform
# Reform

Jobs Minister begins overhaul of industrial relations system

Jan 6th 2012, 12:12 PM 1,633 Views 22 Comments

Richard Bruton today announced developments that have been made in line with promised employment rights and industrial relations reforms.