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# wrc - Thursday 8 September, 2022

Blathnaid Ní Chofaigh withdraws sexual harassment claims against RTÉ
# Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh
# Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh

Blathnaid Ní Chofaigh withdraws sexual harassment claims against RTÉ

Sep 8th 2022, 5:29 PM 42,405 Views 0 Comments

Ní Chofaigh said she was sexually harassed, victimised and isolated in RTÉ.

# wrc - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

Public sector unions to ballot members on proposed 6.5% pay increase
# Pay Talks
# Pay Talks

Public sector unions to ballot members on proposed 6.5% pay increase

Updated Aug 30th 2022, 5:10 PM 70,323 Views 74 Comments
  • The pay increases are to be phased in over two years.
  • The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has said that individual unions will ballot their members on the proposed deal.
  • ICTU's Kevin Callinan said the negotiations with government were "particularly difficult".

# wrc - Monday 29 August, 2022

Public sector pay talks resume as 1% improvement in govt offer floated
# Pay Talks
# Pay Talks

Public sector pay talks resume as 1% improvement in govt offer floated

Updated Aug 29th 2022, 1:13 PM 34,552 Views 52 Comments

Previous talks in June ended without an agreement between ICTU and the Government.

# wrc - Wednesday 24 August, 2022

Tipperary Chamber of Commerce ordered to pay €20k for unfair dismissal of chief executive
# WRC
# WRC

Tipperary Chamber of Commerce ordered to pay €20k for unfair dismissal of chief executive

Aug 24th 2022, 12:20 PM 21,694 Views 0 Comments

The WRC said the decision to dismiss Shanahan was “not within the range of reasonable responses of a reasonable employer”.

# wrc - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

Principal allegedly told SNA who suffered miscarriage it was 'for the best'
# WRC
# WRC

Principal allegedly told SNA who suffered miscarriage it was 'for the best'

Aug 17th 2022, 8:00 PM 51,742 Views 0 Comments

The case relates to a secondary school in Waterford.

# wrc - Saturday 9 July, 2022

Mr Price ordered to pay €20,000 for discriminating against worker sacked on maternity
# Mr Price
# Mr Price

Mr Price ordered to pay €20,000 for discriminating against worker sacked on maternity

Jul 9th 2022, 2:00 PM 47,305 Views 0 Comments

Elena Balan told the WRC that she had been “frozen” in shock after learning that she had been fired.

# wrc - Friday 1 July, 2022

Workplace Relations Commission recovered nearly €1 million in unpaid wages last year
# WRC
# WRC

Workplace Relations Commission recovered nearly €1 million in unpaid wages last year

Jul 1st 2022, 1:36 PM 10,919 Views 0 Comments

The commission has published its annual report.

# wrc - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Sexual harassment case by Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh against RTÉ postponed until September
# WRC
# WRC

Sexual harassment case by Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh against RTÉ postponed until September

Jun 29th 2022, 1:03 PM 41,509 Views 0 Comments

The Nationwide presenter is alleging she was sexually harassed, victimised and isolated at the national broadcaster.

# wrc - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Man aged over 70 fails in age discrimination case over contact tracer role rejection
# Dispute
# Dispute

Man aged over 70 fails in age discrimination case over contact tracer role rejection

Jun 22nd 2022, 2:40 PM 17,229 Views 0 Comments

Rom Hyde claimed that CPL Healthcare Ltd discriminated against him.

# wrc - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

School ordered to pay €3,300 to 60-year-old teacher over 'energy' question during job interview
# Compensation
# Compensation

School ordered to pay €3,300 to 60-year-old teacher over 'energy' question during job interview

Jun 15th 2022, 7:13 PM 71,775 Views 0 Comments

The teacher lost out in the job competition to an applicant who was 30 years younger.

Customer fails in facemask discrimination case against €1 million lotto shop
# Facemasks
# Facemasks

Customer fails in facemask discrimination case against €1 million lotto shop

Jun 15th 2022, 2:50 PM 30,837 Views 0 Comments

When asked by the shop owner whether or not he would wear a mask in the shop, Paul Kinsella refused.

# wrc - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

WRC awards ex-Lidl employee €17,500 for dismissal over discounted baked goods
# WRC
# WRC

WRC awards ex-Lidl employee €17,500 for dismissal over discounted baked goods

Jun 14th 2022, 4:27 PM 41,974 Views 0 Comments

On two occasions, the man purchased stale products from the shop’s bakery at a discounted price.

# wrc - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Public service pay talks are now officially underway
# Rising Inflation
# Rising Inflation

Public service pay talks are now officially underway

Jun 9th 2022, 3:17 PM 19,249 Views 19 Comments

The talks will be facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission from next week.

# wrc - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Lidl pays over €2.4k after dismissing store assistant for turning off power to freezer
# WRC
# WRC

Lidl pays over €2.4k after dismissing store assistant for turning off power to freezer

Jun 8th 2022, 2:02 PM 96,236 Views 0 Comments

The ex-employee was awarded €2,492, which is equal to six weeks’ salary.

# wrc - Monday 6 June, 2022

Gym cleared of discrimination against Special Olympian
# Discrimination Claim
# Discrimination Claim

Gym cleared of discrimination against Special Olympian

Jun 6th 2022, 2:59 PM 34,582 Views 0 Comments

It was found the complainant ‘failed to establish a prima facie case of discrimination’.

# wrc - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Circuit court overturns WRC ruling that gave father €3k in school gender discrimination dispute
# Court
# Court

Circuit court overturns WRC ruling that gave father €3k in school gender discrimination dispute

May 31st 2022, 6:05 PM 20,801 Views 0 Comments

The judge ruled that the school’s actions could not be determined to be gender discrimination.

Nespresso Arnott's franchise operator told to pay out after failing to give worker Sunday premium
# Smell The Coffee
# Smell The Coffee

Nespresso Arnott's franchise operator told to pay out after failing to give worker Sunday premium

May 31st 2022, 2:40 PM 23,689 Views 17 Comments

The firm has been ordered to pay a coffee advisor €1,008.

Deaf activist loses discrimination case against RTÉ over All-Ireland final coverage
# WRC
# WRC

Deaf activist loses discrimination case against RTÉ over All-Ireland final coverage

May 31st 2022, 1:46 PM 19,410 Views 0 Comments

The man claimed RTÉ discriminated against him and the deaf community by failing to make its programming available to all.

# wrc - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Hotel ordered to pay €5,000 for discriminating against bride-to-be from Traveller Community
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Hotel ordered to pay €5,000 for discriminating against bride-to-be from Traveller Community

May 21st 2022, 3:19 PM 67,521 Views 0 Comments

The woman did not receive a response until a complaint was made under the Equal Status Act.

# wrc - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Store assistant harassed in workplace but employer not found liable, WRC rules
# Workplace
# Workplace

Store assistant harassed in workplace but employer not found liable, WRC rules

May 5th 2022, 2:53 PM 23,921 Views 0 Comments

The employee was sexually harassed by a manager in the supermarket where she worked.

# wrc - Monday 21 March, 2022

Couple ordered to pay 18-year-old Spanish au pair €9,100 over sexual harassment
# WRC
# WRC

Couple ordered to pay 18-year-old Spanish au pair €9,100 over sexual harassment

Mar 21st 2022, 7:23 PM 56,614 Views 0 Comments

The au pair said that the man’s actions left her “feeling unsafe, fearful, intimidated, degraded, humiliated and her dignity violated”.

# wrc - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Mushroom farm ordered to pay €15,000 to former worker for breaching minimum wage law
# WRC
# WRC

Mushroom farm ordered to pay €15,000 to former worker for breaching minimum wage law

Mar 10th 2022, 4:04 PM 31,855 Views 0 Comments

Ana Lacramioara Manciu alleged that Stablefield Ltd falsified her working hours to reflect a much shorter working day.

# wrc - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Dublin's Gresham Hotel ordered to pay out €500 to 'humiliated' man over Covid mask incident
# WRC
# WRC

Dublin's Gresham Hotel ordered to pay out €500 to 'humiliated' man over Covid mask incident

Mar 8th 2022, 1:25 PM 34,458 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Cork hotel ordered to pay €22,000 to homeless Traveller family in discrimination case
# WRC
# WRC

Cork hotel ordered to pay €22,000 to homeless Traveller family in discrimination case

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:42 PM 30,626 Views 0 Comments

The hotel has been ordered to pay out €38,000 to members of the Travelling community since the start of last month.

# wrc - Monday 28 February, 2022

Former Fine Gael party secretary to take claim over being forced to retire at 65
# WRC
# WRC

Former Fine Gael party secretary to take claim over being forced to retire at 65

Feb 28th 2022, 7:15 PM 30,553 Views 0 Comments

The party will face the Workplace Relations Commission on Thursday morning.

# wrc - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Firm to pay €40k to man dismissed for sending 'inappropriate' Family Guy message to colleague
# WRC
# WRC

Firm to pay €40k to man dismissed for sending 'inappropriate' Family Guy message to colleague

Jan 23rd 2022, 2:55 PM 82,781 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission found that Regeneron unfairly dismissed Robert Libera for gross misconduct.

# wrc - Friday 19 November, 2021

Sacristan unfairly dismissed after pandemic affected local Church finances
# WRC
# WRC

Sacristan unfairly dismissed after pandemic affected local Church finances

Nov 19th 2021, 5:19 PM 30,267 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission upheld his claim.

# wrc - Friday 13 August, 2021

Sport firm dismisses credit controller after Covid childcare issue in remote working row
# Compensation
# Compensation

Sport firm dismisses credit controller after Covid childcare issue in remote working row

Aug 13th 2021, 4:50 PM 35,604 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission has recommended that the firm pay her €10,000 in compensation.

# wrc - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Supreme Court rules in favour of man dismissed from job in important test case
# WRC
# WRC

Supreme Court rules in favour of man dismissed from job in important test case

Apr 6th 2021, 8:05 PM 54,267 Views 14 Comments

The appeal by Tomasz Zalewski over the treatment of his complaint alleging unfair dismissal from his job is an important test case.

# wrc - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Firm ordered to pay €10,000 to worker made redundant during first Covid-19 lockdown
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Firm ordered to pay €10,000 to worker made redundant during first Covid-19 lockdown

Mar 25th 2021, 3:53 PM 43,295 Views 0 Comments

The case was recently heard at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Employer ordered to pay worker €3,712 after rejecting Covid-19 remote working proposal
# WRC
# WRC

Employer ordered to pay worker €3,712 after rejecting Covid-19 remote working proposal

Jan 26th 2021, 1:43 PM 41,184 Views 0 Comments

The case was heard before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Dublin Starbucks outlet ordered to pay €12k to customer after employee drew 'slanty' eyes on cup
# WRC
# WRC

Dublin Starbucks outlet ordered to pay €12k to customer after employee drew 'slanty' eyes on cup

Jan 19th 2021, 1:52 PM 39,032 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for Starbucks said they are “deeply sorry” the incident occured.

# wrc - Thursday 24 December, 2020

WRC finds Dublin school discriminated against Catholic girl by favouring Church of Ireland students
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

WRC finds Dublin school discriminated against Catholic girl by favouring Church of Ireland students

Dec 24th 2020, 3:18 PM 30,470 Views 0 Comments

The school denied discrimination and said there is no non fee-paying Church of Ireland school in the area.

# wrc - Thursday 10 December, 2020

HSE and unions strike deal on pay for voluntary health and social-service providers
# Section 39 Workers
# Section 39 Workers

HSE and unions strike deal on pay for voluntary health and social-service providers

Dec 10th 2020, 7:51 PM 8,498 Views 0 Comments

During the economic crisis, Section 39 organisations were told by the HSE to cut staff pay – but they were not restored.

# wrc - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Man loses claim for unfair dismissal after sacking for sexual assault of colleague at Christmas party is upheld
# WRC
# WRC

Man loses claim for unfair dismissal after sacking for sexual assault of colleague at Christmas party is upheld

Nov 19th 2020, 4:45 PM 53,253 Views 0 Comments

The case was recently heard by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Catering firm ordered to pay €3,500 to worker over boss's boxer shorts photo
# WRC
# WRC

Catering firm ordered to pay €3,500 to worker over boss's boxer shorts photo

Nov 19th 2020, 1:37 PM 41,915 Views 0 Comments

The woman resigned from the company after finding the images “quite disgusting and most upsetting”.

# wrc - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC
# Forsa
# Forsa

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC

Oct 28th 2020, 11:33 AM 20,038 Views 9 Comments

The long-standing dispute between the union and the government centres on a two-tier pay system for school secretaries.

# wrc - Friday 26 June, 2020

'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness
# WRC
# WRC

'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness

Jun 26th 2020, 10:15 AM 28,496 Views 0 Comments

The woman took a discrimination case against her employer, a residential disability service.

# wrc - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him
# WRC
# WRC

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:08 PM 41,273 Views 28 Comments

Baneham found that McGrath’s role with Focus Ireland “was ended through unlawful and less favourable treatment because of his age”.

# wrc - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Female boss paid €97,000 less than male colleague wins case at Workplace Relations Commission
# Gender Pay Gap
# Gender Pay Gap

Female boss paid €97,000 less than male colleague wins case at Workplace Relations Commission

May 14th 2020, 4:37 PM 75,728 Views 78 Comments

The WRC adjudication officer determined that the GM was discriminated against on the grounds of gender.

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