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# wrc - Friday 26 June, 2020

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

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

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

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

# wrc - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Trainee hairdresser awarded €5,600 after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Monday 23 March, 2020

Dublin Bus sacks bus driver who declared 10 buses defective in two days over collapsed driver's seat cushions

Asked by an Inspector to point out a defect on the seat the driver allegedly pointed to a crease on the left side of the seat cloth.

# wrc - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

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.

# wrc - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Lidl ordered to pay €17k after demoting manager to clerk following misconduct claims

James Murphy had been working for the company for 16 years.

# wrc - Monday 27 January, 2020

Female worker sexually assaulted in series of incidents awarded €25,000

An investigation carried out by the employer did not uphold any of her sex harassment allegations.

# wrc - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Gay man described as 'f****t' by colleague awarded €27k over being harassed in workplace

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks

Fórsa head of education Andy Pike said the talks needed to yield real and significant progress.

# wrc - Friday 17 January, 2020

Government aiming for 'successful conclusion' to asylum seeker driver licence question after WRC ruling

The Workplace Relations Commission found that a man suffered “indirect discrimination” after being denied a licence.

# wrc - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Pakistani asylum seeker was 'indirectly discriminated' against when refused a learner driving licence

The agency was ordered to pay the man €2,500, but the man was refused a licence when he applied again.

# wrc - Friday 3 January, 2020

Civil servant who used a shed as a place to express for breastfeeding at work awarded €3k

The case was brought to a conclusion at the Workplace Relations Commission last month.

# wrc - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Deli worker kissed on the neck and pinched by colleague awarded €20,000 for ongoing sexual harassment

The woman gave evidence of incidents where she said she felt personally threatened .

# wrc - Monday 30 December, 2019

Workplace Relations Commission complaints rise 44% as typical case length now exceeds 8 months

In the first 10 months of the year, the WRC held over 4,000 adjudication hearings.

# wrc - Monday 23 December, 2019

HSE to pay €30,000 to nurses over 'stress caused' by delay in publishing report into bullying claims

The order was made by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Friday 20 December, 2019

Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages

The Workplace Relations Commission has found that he was unfairly dismissed.

# wrc - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Paramedic awarded €5k after being fired over allegedly threatening workmates for 'grassing him up' over sick leave

In the case, the paramedic attended a football match the day after he went on sick leave.

# wrc - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Hotel ordered to pay €5k over cancelling Holy Communion booking for members of Traveller family

A mother and her two children took cases to the Workplace Relations Commission, claiming they’d been discriminated against.

# wrc - Monday 9 December, 2019

Woman whose CEO hacked into her phone and downloaded intimate photos awarded €94k

The Workplace Relations Commission ruled in favour of the woman’s case alleging sexual harassment and unfair dismissal.

# wrc - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Care workers secure win after Labour Court recommends they can wear football jerseys to work

The issue went to the Labour Court after a resolution couldn’t be reached at the WRC.

# wrc - Monday 25 November, 2019

Actor fired from musical due to dyslexia receives €20,000 in compensation

The Workplace Relations Commission found against the Zak Group production company.

# wrc - Monday 11 November, 2019

Siptu members in GoSafe suspend industrial action at request of WRC

The dispute centres on pay, working conditions and union recognition.

# wrc - Monday 14 October, 2019

Firm ordered to pay €30,000 to woman after chef 'sexually harassed her and pinched her bottom'

The company provides catering services at the offices of a government department.

# wrc - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman

The tenant said the landlord left her in a position where she could not avail of the HAP scheme for a period of over twenty-three months.

# wrc - Monday 7 October, 2019

Nursing home manager sacked after sharing images of dead resident on Facebook

The nursing home sacked the nurse manager for gross misconduct in November 2018.

# wrc - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Primary school told to pay €94,000 to deputy principal in gender discrimination case

The WRC said the school had discriminated against her in the interview process for a principal post.

# wrc - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission

The dispute centres around the fact that only a few hundred of the country’s 3,500 secretaries are paid directly by the Department.

# wrc - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school

The father took the gender discrimination case under the Equal Status Act at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Monday 16 September, 2019

Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face' Exclusive

Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.

# wrc - Friday 13 September, 2019

Clerical officer sacked by public body after missing almost 300 days in one year

The WRC said there were substantial grounds for the worker’s dismissal.

# wrc - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'

The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.

# wrc - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Property website ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling

The decision follows a case taken by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).

# wrc - Sunday 7 July, 2019

'Frustrating' regulations affecting ethnic restaurants as work permit crackdown continues

A backlog in applications also means the current processing time for standard work permit applications is 13 weeks.

# wrc - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Retailer ordered to pay €15k to worker who had her left breast 'patted' by boss at staff meeting

The fashion retailer suspended the manager and he immediately resigned his position.

# wrc - Monday 24 June, 2019

Wednesday's planned strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead after talks fail

Siptu has accused the government of abusing the conciliation process.

# wrc - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

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.

# wrc - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage

The case was brought before the workplace relations commission.

# wrc - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

HIV positive woman to receive €10,000 in compensation after dentist stops treating her mid-procedure

The dentist agreed to provide a written apology to the woman.

# wrc - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Dublin employee receives €7,000 after homophobic graffiti was posted in his workplace

The Workplace Relations Commission found that the employer “had not taken the reasonably practicable steps to prevent harassment”.

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