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# Workplace Relations

This year
Report claims DOD operated 'secret laws' to halt military law officer rep body status
The comments by adjudicator Daniel Murphy are contained in a judgment which examines the employment rights of the Director of Military Prosecutions.
Lawyer: 'The justifications for many redundancies in Ireland are getting thinner and thinner'
Lawyer and Labour rep Ciarán Ahern says justice delayed is justice denied at the Workplace Relations Commission.
Sacking of TCD worker from €120k job after sexual assault case ‘not unfair’, says WRC
While the WRC adjudicator said there were flaws in the process that TCD utilised, he was ‘satisfied these flaws did not result in any actual unfairness to the complainant’.
Opinion: Menopause is a workplace issue - it must be addressed as such by employers
According to employment expert Katie Ridge BL, a culture shift regarding menopause is underway, although change is slow.
All time
Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting
“Our employees have the choice of whether or not to join a union,” an Amazon spokesperson said.
Major retailer ordered to pay €15,000 to manager unfairly dismissed for hugging staff
The Workplace Relations Commission said the dismissal caused the man reputational damage.
Revenue worker who was fired after being caught 'red handed' selling contraband cigarettes loses appeal against dismissal
The details of the case are disclosed in a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ruling.
Fast food worker awarded €2k after boss 'walked around shop with raw sausage hanging from trousers'
Although successful in her claim of sexual harassment, the WRC found the woman wasn’t discriminated against.
Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian'
The woman claimed the employee also asked her to come outside to fight.
Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim
The WRC found that the man had not been punished by the supermarket for raising health and safety concerns.
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”.
A retail worker got a €2,500 payout after claims he was subjected to a 'beard vendetta'
The man said his employer broke workplace laws in its ‘punitive action’ against him over his facial hair.
A bartender won compensation after being asked to form a 'human barrier' at a concert
An agency broke employment laws by asking the man to perform the task, which wasn’t in his contract.
Being rude and mean to a co-worker can have very negative effects on their children
A new study suggests that experience of workplace incivility can directly impact on a person’s parenting style.
KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction
The bank said that the case was an “isolated occurrence”.
Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse
The harassment occurred over a six-month period.
Inside the battle over unpaid wages at the collapsed Irish YouTube channel Facts
Former staff have taken the business to the Workplace Relations Commission over outstanding pay.
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.
New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU
Discussions have been taking place between management and unions over pay, rosters, and drivers’ productivity.
Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination'
Cork barber fined €2,000 for refusing to cut the hair of teenager with cerebral palsy
The Workplace Relations Commission found that the barber discriminated against 13-year-old wheelchair-user Thomas Bermingham on grounds of disability.
Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed
The therapist was awarded €3,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission.
National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff'
In an unusual event, senators on the committee said that they were uncomfortable with their Chair’s line of questioning.
€1.5 million in unpaid wages handed back to workers who challenged employers
The Workplace Relations Commission had a busy year dealing with 15,000 complaints by employees.
Woman who was sacked when six months pregnant to receive €30,000
The woman was told “business is business, enjoy your maternity” when she was sacked.
Getting there? Mid-ranking gardaí to join with GRA and Government in using state negotiators
12,500 gardaí are set to strike next Friday unless a solution can be found to the ongoing dispute.
Hair salon to pay former worker €10,000 for dismissing her while pregnant
The salon told the claimant she could come back after she’d had the baby and ‘they’d see what they could do’.
Labour wants 'robust data' on zero-hour contracts before doing anything about them
Joan Burton called the arrangements an “abomination”, while unions have labelled them “extremely exploitative”.
Jobs Minister begins overhaul of industrial relations system
Richard Bruton today announced developments that have been made in line with promised employment rights and industrial relations reforms.