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Last month
November 2023
Direct Provision centre worker mocked over his English accent awarded €3,500 compensation
Chris Murray told the Workplace Relations Commission that he felt it was intended to belittle and disparage him.
Cork hotel ordered to pay €11,000 to Traveller family after it cancelled Confirmation booking
The Workplace Relations Commission found that the family felt ‘humiliated’ after they were ‘ushered out’ of the hotel.
This year
Disability groups criticise decision to hold hearing into care of residents in private
The case would have seen issues raised about the care of disabled people at a facility.
Former RTÉ journalist fails in her €300,000 harassment discrimination claim against broadcaster
The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.
Discount retail boss accused of 'trying to pull the wool over the eyes' of tribunal
A former lawyer has taken a case alleging she was paid €20,000 less than a male employee who was reporting to her.
Settlement reached in employment dispute between IABA and Bernard Dunne
Counsel for the former WBA champion, informed the WRC that both sides had “achieved a consensus”.
Hiqa keeping close eye on disability service as two ex-staff win WRC cases against management
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
Concerns have been raised by residents and union officials over a centre run by Cheshire Ireland in Waterford.
Lidl Ireland ordered to pay worker €4k for unfair dismissal over drinking Yakult without paying
The case was heard before the Workplace Relations Commission.
Retained firefighters vote to accept WRC proposals to resolve industrial dispute
Retained firefighters had been engaged in industrial action between June and mid-August.
Convicted dog pound operator succeeds in having €18,000 payout to 'whistleblower' warden overturned
The processes implemented by the Ashton Dog Pound were deemed to be wholly unrelated to the ex-employee’s protected disclosure.
Retained firefighters to suspend industrial action today after talks at WRC
Retained firefighters have been engaged in industrial action since June but will return to their regular duties at midday.
Healthcare worker awarded almost €14,000 in unfair dismissal finding
Cheshire Foundation – Cheshire Ireland must pay the €13,650 compensation to Vanessa Byrne for her unfair dismissal by way of constructive dismissal.
Businessman Peter Casey was 'almost violent' during sacking at his recruitment firm, court told
An unfair dismissal case has been taken by a former executive against Casey’s firm Claddagh Resources.
Investigations unit in Dept of Agriculture 'decimated' by 'interference', whistleblowers claim
One ex-inspector alleged several investigations were “shelved” following his transfer from the division.
Trade unions and management reach agreement at WRC over Tara Mines shutdown
650 workers at Tara Mines in County Meath have been temporarily laid off.
WRC hears claim landlord told woman she could not stay in flat after hearing she was pregnant
The woman claimed she was discriminated against on grounds of family status and gender under the Equal Status Act.
Siptu to meet for talks at WRC over Tara Mines shutdown
Union representatives have called on the government to speed up the delivery of support measures for impacted staff.
Siptu to meet government and WRC over Tara Mines job losses
650 workers at Tara Mines in County Meath have been temporarily laid off.
Dublin Bus confirms 16 bus drivers have faced dismissal over mobile phone use
10 of those were successful at having their dismissal at the appeal stage overturned.
Confusion over future of Iceland's Irish stores as frozen food is detained at ports
Yesterday, the FSAI issued a huge recall of frozen food from the Irish stores.
SNA who resigned after alleged 'miscarriage' remark had 'little faith' in complaints process
The Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board has maintained it has always handled complaints by staff correctly.
Solicitor Ammi Burke files complaint against judge who heard High Court case
Justice Marguerite Bolger granted an application by the WRC and Burke’s former employer to dismiss the case due to Burke’s conduct in court.
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.
Healthcare assistant 'asked to follow and watch' rival union members, WRC told
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
The former staff member has taken a constructive dismissal case against charity Cheshire Foundation Ireland.
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’.
Industrial action by mid-ranking gardaí 'absolutely' possible in dispute over new roster
Sergeants and inspectors demonstrated outside Garda Headquarters today to show their frustration at proposed new working arrangements.
Staff at Co Monaghan hotel vote to refer outstanding issues with employer to WRC
Last December, staff at the hotel staged a sit-in protest due to wages allegedly not being paid on time.
Fuel station operator ordered to pay taxi driver €7.5k over alleged use of n-word by employee
The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.
Last year
'Extremely disappointing': Minister criticises school for separating girl with Down Syndrome from class
The Minister of State for Special Education said that every school can access the resources necessary for inclusion
Primary school ordered to pay €12,000 to girl with Down Syndrome kept separate from classmates
The Workplace Relations Commission heard the girl had to spend most of her school day in a foyer outside the classroom.
Workplace watchdog orders GRA to appoint twice failed female candidate for senior role to position
Tara McManus has been a member of An Garda Síochána since February 2000.
Supermarket chain Iceland to pay €12,000 to Travellers over discrimination claim at Irish store
The group were told to leave the supermarket shortly after entering.
Blathnaid Ní Chofaigh withdraws sexual harassment claims against RTÉ
Ní Chofaigh said she was sexually harassed, victimised and isolated in RTÉ.
Public sector unions to ballot members on proposed 6.5% pay increase
The talks at the Work Place Relations ended late last night.
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".
Public sector pay talks resume as 1% improvement in govt offer floated
Previous talks in June ended without an agreement between ICTU and the Government.
Tipperary Chamber of Commerce ordered to pay €20k for unfair dismissal of chief executive
The WRC said the decision to dismiss Shanahan was “not within the range of reasonable responses of a reasonable employer”.
Principal allegedly told SNA who suffered miscarriage it was 'for the best'
The case relates to a secondary school in Waterford.
Mr Price ordered to pay €20,000 for discriminating against worker sacked on maternity
Elena Balan told the WRC that she had been “frozen” in shock after learning that she had been fired.
Workplace Relations Commission recovered nearly €1 million in unpaid wages last year
The commission has published its annual report.
Sexual harassment case by Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh against RTÉ postponed until September
The Nationwide presenter is alleging she was sexually harassed, victimised and isolated at the national broadcaster.