Care worker fired for allegedly striking patient awarded €15k after home fails to follow dismissal protocols

Care worker fired for allegedly striking patient awarded €15k after home fails to follow dismissal protocols

A female care worker who was sacked by a care home for allegedly striking an elderly dementia patient has been awarded €15,000 for her unfair dismissal.

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€30,000 award for catering assistant who suffered sexual harassment at hands of chef/manager

€30,000 award for catering assistant who suffered sexual harassment at hands of chef/manager

A facilities firm has been ordered to pay €30,000 to a female catering assistant who had her bottom pinched by a chef/manager in a series of sexual harassment incidents involving the senior male employee.

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Irish Rail signal man fired after failing drugs test loses unfair dismissal case

Irish Rail signal man fired after failing drugs test loses unfair dismissal case

Irish Rail fired a signal man responsible daily for the safety of thousands of commuters and rail-users after he failed a drugs test when cannabis was found in his system.

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Deputy principal awarded €93k after school passed over her for less qualified male candidate

Deputy principal awarded €93k after school passed over her for less qualified male candidate

A primary school has been ordered to pay a deputy principal €93,498 compensation after it discriminated against her because she is a woman in a contest with a male colleague for a school principal’s post.

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Care worker who asked young female colleague about 'one-night stands' and 'date rape' loses dismissal appeal

Care worker who asked young female colleague about 'one-night stands' and 'date rape' loses dismissal appeal

A care organisation sacked a worker after he asked a 19-year old female colleague had she ever been tempted to have a one-night stand and questioned her about ‘date rape’.

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Design engineer awarded €15k for being dismissed over his stammer

Design engineer awarded €15k for being dismissed over his stammer

A design engineer for an agricultural machinery manufacturer who was discriminatorily dismissed over his stammer has been awarded €15,000 compensation.

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WRC: Fireman's claim of working 24/7, 52 weeks of the year 'absurd'

WRC: Fireman's claim of working 24/7, 52 weeks of the year 'absurd'

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has described a retained firefighter’s claim that he works 24/7, 52 weeks of the year as “absurd”.

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Man loses case for unfair dismissal after public body sacks him for missing almost 300 days in a year

Man loses case for unfair dismissal after public body sacks him for missing almost 300 days in a year

A public body dismissed a clerical officer in March of last year after he attended for work for only 10 days in 2018 after missing 400 workdays during 2017 and 2016.

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Council ordered to re-instate 'retired' 68-year-old lorry driver and employ him until his 70th birthday

Council ordered to re-instate 'retired' 68-year-old lorry driver and employ him until his 70th birthday

The Labour Court has ordered Longford County Council to re-instate a 68-year-old lorry driver and allow him to work for the Council until he turns 70.

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Workers need more support from employers when upskilling, report suggests

Workers need more support from employers when upskilling, report suggests

The report shows six in 10 employees are paying for their own courses, even though more than half of their bosses say it's an employers' responsibility.

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Leading Muslim figure claims he was fired from Trinity College over female circumcision comments

Leading Muslim figure claims he was fired from Trinity College over female circumcision comments

Dr Ali Selim sparked controversy during his appearance on Prime Time when he claimed female circumcision was acceptable in some cases.

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Bus Éireann ordered to pay driver €10,200 over manner of dismissal

Bus Éireann ordered to pay driver €10,200 over manner of dismissal

A long-serving Bus Éireann bus driver said that he has been left ‘deeply traumatised’ over the manner of his constructive dismissal by the national bus firm.

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Traveller woman attending uncle's funeral awarded €5,000 after hotel and B&B refuse accommodation

Traveller woman attending uncle's funeral awarded €5,000 after hotel and B&B refuse accommodation

A Traveller woman has been awarded €5,000 after being discriminated against by two Co Galway accommodation providers in the space of a few hours last year.

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Rental firm ordered to pay €61k to General Manager effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave

Rental firm ordered to pay €61k to General Manager effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave

A rental company has been ordered to pay €61,100 to a General Manager after she found herself to be effectively demoted to general operative on returning from maternity leave.

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Representatives from SIPTU to meet with Avara Pharma at WRC

Representatives from SIPTU to meet with Avara Pharma at WRC

Representatives from SIPTU will meet with liquidators of Avara Shannon Pharmaceutical Services at the Workplace Relations Commission today.

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Event management firm that attracts Heads of State to global tech events ordered to pay €90k for unfair dismissal

Event management firm that attracts Heads of State to global tech events ordered to pay €90k for unfair dismissal

An event management firm here that attracts Heads of State and company CEOs to its events has been ordered to pay €90,000 in compensation to a Speaker Director for his unfair dismissal.

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Leaving Cert student awarded €4.5k after documenting 10 incidents of alleged sexual harassment by her boss

Leaving Cert student awarded €4.5k after documenting 10 incidents of alleged sexual harassment by her boss

A Leaving Cert student has told how her married restaurant boss would place his hands on her hands when she was marinating meat in the restaurant kitchen.

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Companies to be fined for falsely marking staff as self-employed

Companies to be fined for falsely marking staff as self-employed

Classifying staff as self-employed rather than permanent means companies avoid paying employer's PRSI and benefits such as holiday and sick pay.

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Staff left ethnic restaurant when inspector arrived to check work permits, court hears

Staff left ethnic restaurant when inspector arrived to check work permits, court hears

Al Hamza Food Ltd, trading as Bar BQ tonight on Lower Clanbrassil Street, pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to breaching the Employment Permits Act and Organisation of Working Time Act.

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€15,000 for sales assistant who allegedly had left breast 'patted' by boss at staff meeting

€15,000 for sales assistant who allegedly had left breast 'patted' by boss at staff meeting

The woman’s boss is alleged to have placed his hand on her chest, pulled up her top, patted her left breast and said, “we will cover them up for this meeting”.

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Company ordered to pay former worker €6,000 after 'hormones in her head' comment

Company ordered to pay former worker €6,000 after 'hormones in her head' comment

A medical technology firm has been ordered to pay a sales rep €6,000 after a company director told her that she had "hormones in her head".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

€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

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

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

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

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

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

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

€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

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

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

€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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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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