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# wrc - Friday 9 November, 2018

Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k

The complainant, a long-term tenant of the landlord, brought the case after claiming she has been discriminated against by him over his refusal to accept the scheme.

# wrc - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Hotel worker who claimed manager told him that he had his 'head up his a**e' awarded €1,700 WRC

Hotel worker who claimed manager told him that he had his 'head up his a**e' awarded €1,700

The dispute arose after the worker went home from his job early one evening in December 2017.

# wrc - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Fast food worker claimed supervisor said she reminded him of Benburb Street and had an 'arse like the back of a truck'

The WRC found against the woman in the case however, because the company followed its policies in the matter.

# wrc - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case WRC

Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case

During an investigation, the man told his employer that he did not know that the emergency stop button was only to be used in actual emergencies.

# wrc - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Florist driver awarded €20,000 for dismissal after 'impossible' requests and hours

The WRC said that there was “no doubt that the driver was under immense pressure to get through his deliveries each day”.

# wrc - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Gym worker who yawned and 'rolled on floor' in front of members awarded €1,420 for unfair dismissal WRC

Gym worker who yawned and 'rolled on floor' in front of members awarded €1,420 for unfair dismissal

The case was taken after the complainant alleged that he was bullied and undermined by his manager before he was sacked.

# wrc - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Woman loses WRC challenge as it's found golf club entitled to run gender-specific 'open' competitions WRC

Woman loses WRC challenge as it's found golf club entitled to run gender-specific 'open' competitions

The club changed its policy after the woman complained, and offered her a free meal by way of apology.

# wrc - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race'

The man said he was seen as suspicious “because of the colour of his skin and his beard”.

# wrc - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000 WRC

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000

The landlord has 42 days in which to make the €14,000 payment to the couple.

# wrc - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Company ordered to pay man €8,000 over his payslips never matching what he was actually paid

On at least two occasions the man received no wages whatsoever.

# wrc - Friday 14 September, 2018

Woman, sacked for refusing to allow customer return Christmas lights, awarded €21,000

The woman had also threatened to call the gardaí on the customer, who had no receipt for their purchase.

# wrc - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Man awarded €3,000 for being unfairly sacked after Garda vetting showing he had an assault conviction

The man lasted less than one month with his employer, a care home, after his vetting form showed he had multiple convictions.

# wrc - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Warehouse worker on €37k fired for drinking a €2 soft drink and putting it back

The Workplace Relations Commission said that it was a case of “gross misconduct, irrespective of the monetary value”.

# wrc - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Dublin restaurant told to pay manager €10k for firing him over fears he was setting up a rival eatery

The dismissal was deemed “unfair” and “premature” by the WRC.

# wrc - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Mechanic awarded €11.5k after being sacked for failing to turn up to work on time

The man in question had been employed as a mechanic at a garage from 1 July 2003 to 18 March 2017.

# wrc - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Woman bullied and accused of doing 'crap job of running' property company awarded €12,500

The WRC heard how the woman was harassed by the company’s clients following the economic downturn.

# wrc - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Ministerial driver sacked over expense claims has unfair dismissal case rejected by WRC WRC

Ministerial driver sacked over expense claims has unfair dismissal case rejected by WRC

The case was brought when the driver had his contract terminated after providing insufficient proof for his expenses.

# wrc - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Coffee shop which discriminated against pregnant worker ordered to pay €15k damages WRC

Coffee shop which discriminated against pregnant worker ordered to pay €15k damages

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'The show's over, you're fired': Barman who says he was accused of stealing funds awarded €16k

He said that any such claims were totally fictitious and used as an excuse to sack him.

# wrc - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi

The taxi driver changed the routine after he bought a new car.

# wrc - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Woman awarded €8,000 after being sacked for not being pushy enough with customers

The woman lasted just 34 days in her employment as store manager for a Dublin outlet of a family-run business.

# wrc - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'Unforgivable': Worker quits job after boss takes him out to sea to quiz him over missing €10k

The worker at an amusement company received €889 after his claim for unfair dismissal was upheld by the WRC.

# wrc - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Worker who 'feared for her life' with psychiatric patient awarded €2.5k over delay in handling complaint

The general operative felt that her grievances weren’t listened to by management.

# wrc - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Employee awarded €6,600 from bank, who sacked him, after he claimed they promoted him beyond his ability

The man has since gone on to secure alternative employment with a significantly higher salary than that which he he earned in the bank.

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000

The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.

# wrc - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Car dealership manager who made 'bogus' invoice for van awarded €40,000 over his sacking

The man arranged the purchase for a colleague.

# wrc - Friday 10 August, 2018

KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction

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

# wrc - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Dunnes worker who claimed she was sacked because of her disability awarded €30,000 WRC

Dunnes worker who claimed she was sacked because of her disability awarded €30,000

The retailer fired the woman after a two-year period of illness-related absence.

# wrc - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Charity shop manager sacked after missing sales targets is awarded compensation

The employer argued that the woman was still on probation at the time.

# wrc - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

NCT firm right to fire test centre worker who allegedly told customer 'f**k off', WRC rules WRC

NCT firm right to fire test centre worker who allegedly told customer 'f**k off', WRC rules

The WRC found that the man’s unfair dismissal complaint against his formal employer “is not well founded”.

# wrc - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Mother blasts lack of apology after daughter with spina bifida treated by school staff wearing face masks WRC

Mother blasts lack of apology after daughter with spina bifida treated by school staff wearing face masks

Employees wore face masks while dealing with the girl, despite her not having a contagious disease.

Parent 'shocked' by child's poor maths grade loses racial discrimination case

The woman claimed that the child’s teacher suggested she was given a bad mark because she was not Irish.

# wrc - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

'If that was a dress I'd rip it off': €600 for bus driver dismissed after complaint about children's escort WRC

'If that was a dress I'd rip it off': €600 for bus driver dismissed after complaint about children's escort

The issue arose after the driver complained about the behaviour of the school caretaker during his bus run.

# wrc - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'A huge victory' - Transgender man awarded €5,000 compensation from barber who refused to cut his hair

Lee McLoughlin said he was refused a hair cut after a barber mistakenly believed he was a woman.

# wrc - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Chef, sacked after threatening porter who called him a motherf**er, awarded €6,000 for unfair dismissal

The Workplace Relations Commission has found that the man was unfairly dismissed.

# wrc - Monday 23 July, 2018

Catholic mother loses case after claiming girl turned down for school bus scheme on religious grounds

The family were told the girl wasn’t eligible for the free scheme because there was a suitable school nearby.

# wrc - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation

The former technician at the wind farm services company won his unfair dismissal case at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated

Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated

The man had requested the footage in order to prove he had been verbally abused by a manager.

# wrc - Saturday 14 July, 2018

A beauty therapist sacked for friending clients on Facebook has been awarded €10,000

The worker at the clinic in Howth was also accused of taking company property without permission.

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