Ex Revenue worker loses unfair dismissal action after being caught 'red handed' selling contraband cigarettes

The man was sacked for gross misconduct in July 2018 after Revenue found that his actions breached Revenue’s Code of Ethics.

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Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay and more equality

Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality is underpinning the industrial action.

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Member of 'Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster' loses action over no free Luas travel during Papal visit

Prominent Atheist and member of the Congregationalist Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, John Hamill has failed in a discrimination action over not getting free Luas travel on the day of the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park last August.

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HSE ordered to pay nurse €10k due to way it handled complaint by disabled girl's father

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has recommended that the HSE pay a public health nurse €10,000 for the way it handled a formal complaint against the nurse by the father of a disabled girl.

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Dentist who refused to treat woman with HIV to pay €10,000 compensation

A dentist refused to treat a woman while she was in the dentist chair and under anaesthetic after she disclosed to him that she had HIV status.

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Social service provider ordered to pay €31k to unfairly dismissed whistleblower

A social service provider has been ordered pay a whistleblower €31,649 for unfairly dismissing the project worker.

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Worker fired for saying 'get that black man out of here' receives €4,500 for unfair dismissal

A warehouse operator who was sacked for stating “will you get that black man out of here” in the workplace has been awarded €4,500.

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€15,000 compensation for man with dyspraxia dismissed after firm googled the condition

A decision by a Dublin airport-based airline services firm to discriminatorily dismiss a man with dyspraxia was informed by one of the firm’s managers carrying out a Google search on dyspraxia.

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Care worker who set off fire alarm when boiling eggs and carried resident to safety wins unfair dismissal case

A care organisation sacked a worker for setting off a fire alarm at a care home when boiling eggs and for carrying out to safety a resident from the home instead of evacuating him by wheelchair.

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Former ministerial driver fails in claim that department breached workplace legislation

A government ministerial driver who served in his post for six years has failed in his claim that a government department breached workplace legislation concerning his role.

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HIV positive waiter awarded €3,000 after hotel refused to facilitate shorter working day

A waiter who is HIV positive and lasted only three days in his new job has been awarded €3,000 in a discrimination case.

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AIB ordered to pay Syrian dentist €4,000 over 'humiliating' account refusal

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has ordered Allied Irish Bank (AIB) to pay a Syrian dentist €4,000 over its refusal to open up a bank account for him as he was Syrian.

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Pregnant woman sacked after morning-sickness absences awarded €16,140

A telecommunications firm sacked a pregnant woman in spite of her pleas that her absences from work were due to her suffering morning sickness.

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Care worker alleged to have struck patient with mop loses unfair dismissal action

A care assistant at a care home who allegedly struck a male patient with a mop brush, dislocating the man’s shoulder, has lost her claim for unfair dismissal.

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€12,000 awarded to black American tenant subject 'to hostile environment' by landlord's son

A black American tenant who was called ‘a black b***h and a ‘black c**t’ by a landlord’s son has been awarded €12,000.

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Woman awarded €9,000 for unfair dismissal after forgetting to pay for €6.74 toys for upset baby

A large supermarket chain is counting the cost of unfairly dismissing a female worker for taking without paying a €6.74 pack of ‘Hot Wheels’ toy cars for her upset 18-month-old baby boy.

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Care centre ordered to pay €35k to 'whistleblower' nurse for unfair dismissal

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has ordered that a care centre pay a ‘whistleblower’ nurse €35,000 for his unfair dismissal.

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€2,000 for job applicant asked about settling into a 'young' workplace in Guinness Storehouse interview

The operators of the country’s top fee-paying tourist attraction must pay out after an unsuccessful job applicant was asked at interview how she would settle into a ‘young’ workplace.

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Boarding school told to pay €6,900 to matron after claim she worked 76 hours a week

A senior house matron at a boarding school who claimed she worked 76 hours a week has won her claim for working excessive hours.

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WRC orders firm to pay butcher €11k for unfair dismissal after 'assault' over pork loin

A butcher at a meat processing plant was assaulted and then unfairly dismissed arising from a dispute with a manager over a loin of pork.

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Healthcare worker who 'lost his career' after unfair dismissal awarded €20k

A healthcare support worker "lost his career" in the health sector after allowing a vulnerable teenager in his care to go to a public toilet unaccompanied at Pearse Street DART station in Dublin.

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

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has ordered a packaging firm to pay a female worker €12,500 after finding that she was unfairly dismissed while pregnant.

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Soccer fan sacked by Irish Rail after conviction for assault at Euros in France wins €24,200 in dismissal action

An Irish soccer fan has been awarded €24,200 arising from his summary dismissal by Irish Rail due to his jailing for assault during the Euros in France in June 2016.

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Woman who alleges husband consistently bullied her fails in discrimination action against his firm

A beauty therapy coach has failed in her discrimination action against her husband’s beauty therapy training business.

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Employee told to keep working amid heart-attack symptoms awarded €35,000 after dismissal

An ‘indifferent’ employer told a senior technician to keep working after the worker told him that he was experiencing chest pain and may be having a heart attack.

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Man sacked after making bullying claims is awarded €26k for unfair dismissal

A Service Manager sprayed perfume on a male colleague and told him "let’s see how you explain that when you get home", the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has heard.

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Tesco ordered to pay €4,000 to worker sacked for taking bottle of wine from store without paying

The Irish arm of retail giant Tesco sacked a worker after she admitted taking a bottle of wine valued at less than €20 out of a store and not paying for it.

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Telecoms firm ordered to pay €26k to mother for changing her role while on maternity leave

A large telecommunications provider has been ordered to pay €26,100 to a senior female employee over her job being gone after her planned return from maternity leave.

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WRC upholds decision to dismiss security man sacked for ‘hugging’ woman

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has upheld a decision by a security firm to sack a security man for ‘hugging’ a woman.

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Mother who had post-natal depression awarded €8k after winning unfair dismissal case

A mother suffering from post-natal depression following the birth of her second child has been awarded €8,000 after winning her unfair dismissal case against her former employer.

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WRC cases: Trying to solve problems in the workplace easier said than done

More people are taking work disputes to the Workplace Relations Committee but the complexities of the system can be hard to grasp for the parties involved, writes Caroline O’Doherty.

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Shoplifting during storm saw store lose €30k of stock

Shoplifting amid chaotic scenes at an overcrowded shop during ‘Storm Emma’ contributed to the loss of €30,000 worth of stock.

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Software firm ordered to pay €46k to manager who was sacked during sick leave

A software firm which sacked an Office Manager with an incurable degenerative disease while she was on sick leave has been ordered to pay her €46,000 in compensation.

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Boots Ireland ordered to pay compensation after Algerian Muslim questioned following purchase

Boots Retail (Ireland) has been ordered to pay €700 compensation to an Algerian Muslim man living here after it queried why he was purchasing a bottle of hydrogen peroxide

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Hotel food manager fired over clocking-in irregularities awarded €28k for unfair dismissal

A hotel firm sacked a food manager over getting colleagues to falsify her morning clock-in at the hotel’s pin-number and facial recognition operated clock-in system.

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Employer ordered to pay €30,000 to epileptic solicitor over refusal to allow her work from home

A legal services employer has been ordered to pay €30,000 to an epileptic employee over its refusal to allow her work from home.

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Family awarded €14k in HAP discrimination case

Threshold has welcomed a €14,000 award to a Munster-based family of six after they were discriminated against on the grounds of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), but said more decisions might be required to force landlords to comply with the law.

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

A landlord who refused to allow a struggling family pay a portion of their rent through rent allowance for 15 months has been ordered to pay them €14,000 in compensation.

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Donegal Specsavers ordered to pay €12k to Muslim worker sacked a day after Manchester terror attack

A County Donegal Specsavers has been ordered to pay €12,000 in compensation to a Muslim woman who was sacked the day after the Manchester terror attack last year.

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Van driver who failed to show for work on his 'fed-up days' awarded €2,000 for unfair dismissal

A van driver for a Dublin based transport firm who failed to show for work on his "fed-up days" has been awarded €2,000 for his unfair dismissal.

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Dublin supermarket fined for hiring Indian shop assistant with no work permit

A Dublin supermarket has been ordered to pay €750 to charity to avoid a conviction and a larger fine for hiring a foreign employee who did not have a permit to work in Ireland.

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Luas company hired PI after tip off driver was 'moonlighting' as taxi driver

Luas operator, Transdev, has sacked one of its drivers after finding that he was ‘moonlighting’ as a taxi-driver in his wife’s licensed taxi.

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Manager too embarrassed to play for local GAA team after suspension loses constructive dismissal case

A warehouse manager in a company, where another employee stole chemicals from the warehouse and put them up for sale on eBay, has lost his case for constructive dismissal.

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Female manager whose boss said she had 'beautiful eyes' awarded €4,000 for harassment

A female service station manager was harassed on the grounds of gender after her married boss told that she had "beautiful eyes" and criticised her management approach.

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Bus driver who was 'punched, kicked and spat at' awarded €8,700

A bus driver had no choice but to resign from his post over the “total lack of support" from his employer after being allegedly punched, kicked and spat at by a restaurant owner on his route.

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Coffee house that sacked pregnant worker ordered to pay her €15,000

A coffee house and restaurant here has been ordered to pay a sacked assistant manager €15,000 after it was found to have discriminated against her when sacking her while pregnant.

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Social care worker was fired after altercation with woman at care home over internet use

An unqualified social care worker, who was head-butted and punched by a female service user during a flashpoint over Internet use at a care home, has been sacked for initiating the physical altercation between the two.

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Shop worker awarded €5,600 for unfair dismissal after being told to 'get out' during Storm Ophelia

A shop owner unfairly dismissed a deli counter worker when he told her to "get out" during Storm Ophelia last year.

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Aircraft cleaner who took phone was ‘rightly sacked’

An aircraft cleaner who pocketed a passenger’s €600 mobile phone left behind on an aircraft was rightly sacked, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has found.

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Asian man was not barred from Dublin casino on racial grounds

An Asian man, who was barred from a Dublin amusement arcade and casino, after winning €6,000 on roulette, has failed in his claim that he was racially discriminated against by its staff.

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Engineer borrowed €50k from work and colleagues

An IT engineer who left a trail of debt behind him after borrowing a sum of just under €50,000 from six colleagues at his firm has been sacked for violating the company’s expenses policy.

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