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# 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”.

# wrc - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Pregnant woman who felt isolated and humiliated by male boss awarded €16,500

The woman worked at the accountancy firm from 2006 to 2018.

# wrc - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Trinity College 'unfairly dismissed' lecturer at centre of controversial Prime Time FGM comments

Dr Ali Selim is one of the leading figures in the Irish Muslim community.

# wrc - Monday 22 April, 2019

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

# wrc - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

# wrc - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k

The woman said she was given notice to quit the property two days after informing the landlord she applied for rent supplement.

# wrc - Monday 11 March, 2019

Care home worker loses unfair dismissal claim after she called service user 'a little s**t'

The WRC dismissed the woman’s claim after finding that her claim was not well-founded.

# wrc - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Worker should receive €23.1k after having hours 'unilaterally and significantly' reduced

The worker brought her case to the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Friday 1 March, 2019

Guinness Storehouse ordered to pay woman €2,000 after questioning suitability for 'young' workplace

The Workplace Relations Commission ruled that the question discriminated against her on the grounds of age.

# wrc - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action

The patient’s grand-daughter alleged that on 26 April 2018 the care-worker had verbally threatened her grandmother.

# wrc - Monday 18 February, 2019

Health worker loses career after allowing vulnerable teen go to toilet unaccompanied at Dart station

The WRC has ordered the man’s former employer to pay him €20,000 for his unfair dismissal.

# wrc - Friday 15 February, 2019

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker

The woman’s P45 was left on her desk while she was on sick leave.

Sacked nursing home care worker 'found asleep on the job' was not unfairly dismissed - WRC

The worker was found to move chairs out of the view of CCTV cameras.

# wrc - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Dental worker who discovered hidden camera pointed at her desk awarded €5,000

In the case before the WRC, the employee said she was left with no choice but to leave her job after the discovery.

# wrc - Friday 8 February, 2019

Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites

This follows a landmark ruling by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Woman on rent supplement 'placed under severe financial pressure' in eviction row awarded €5k

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Monday 7 January, 2019

Pregnant woman who was dismissed after being asked if she had 'too much Supermac's' awarded €14,000

The hotel which employed the woman was ordered to pay her compensation by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Tesco worker fired after removing bottle of wine worth less than €20 from store

Although the retail worker successfully sued the supermarket, the Labour Court found she contributed to her dismissal.

# wrc - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Security man fired after failing to bring lost flight attendant through US pre-clearance at Dublin Airport

The worker stated that the sanction imposed “was too severe”.

# wrc - Monday 31 December, 2018

Tesco worker 'sent home because of his beard' awarded €2.5k following Labour Court hearing

The man maintained he always kept his beard neat and tidy, and he should not have been suspended.

# wrc - Friday 28 December, 2018

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.

# wrc - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Turkish speaking 'content reviewer' sacked for calling Kurdish colleague a 'terrorist'

The woman was dismissed, and unsuccessfully sued for unfair dismissal at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Addiction centre worker who kicked service user in 'self defence' loses unfair dismissal case

Based on the CCTV footage alone the WRC adjudicator found that the complainant was not unfairly dismissed.

# wrc - Monday 17 December, 2018

Landlord to pay mother €7k after landlord refused to accept rent supplement money

The WRC’s Valerie Murtagh has found that the landlord discriminated against the woman.

# wrc - Sunday 16 December, 2018

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.

# wrc - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case

The woman criticised the firm’s attitude towards her mental health, as she had postnatal depression after her child was born.

# wrc - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Hold-ups at Ireland's workplace watchdog are causing business headaches

Postponements, absent parties and late submissions are creating logjams.

# wrc - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

University ordered to pay €35k after ruling finds lecturer (55) discriminated against due to age

The academic claimed that a less qualified female colleague 15 years younger than her was chosen for the post.

# 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

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

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

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

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”.