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#Unfair Dismissal

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 4 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy Unfair Dismissal

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

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 11 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Care home worker loses unfair dismissal claim after she called service user 'a little s**t' Unfair Dismissal

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.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 21 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action Unfair Dismissal

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.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 18 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Health worker loses career after allowing vulnerable teen go to toilet unaccompanied at Dart station Unfair Dismissal

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.

# unfair-dismissal - Friday 15 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker WRC

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.

# unfair-dismissal - Sunday 3 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000 Overturned

Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000

The fresh produce employee took a case against his former employer to the Labour Court this week.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 7 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman who was dismissed after being asked if she had 'too much Supermac's' awarded €14,000 Bar Manager

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.

# unfair-dismissal - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 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.

# unfair-dismissal - Saturday 3 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Worker accused of complaining about UK bosses in 'strong nationalist undertones' fails in unfair dismissal case Intimidating Content

Worker accused of complaining about UK bosses in 'strong nationalist undertones' fails in unfair dismissal case

His company said the email sent to the CEO in America had “intimidating content”.

# unfair-dismissal - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 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.

# unfair-dismissal - Saturday 20 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 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.

# unfair-dismissal - Friday 21 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Worker who posted derogatory Facebook memes about 'bosses' awarded €7,700 Unfair Dismissal

Worker who posted derogatory Facebook memes about 'bosses' awarded €7,700

The woman alleged the managing director of the company had kicked her chair and shouted at her, which started the furore.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 6 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A waitress who was sacked over a bad TripAdvisor review has been awarded €2,000 Unfair Dismissal

A waitress who was sacked over a bad TripAdvisor review has been awarded €2,000

The woman claimed she was unfairly dismissed after a customer described her as ‘abrupt’.

From TheJournal.ie Mechanic awarded €11.5k after being sacked for failing to turn up to work on time Unfair Dismissal

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.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 30 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Woman bullied and accused of doing 'crap job of running' property company awarded €12,500 Dispute

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.

# unfair-dismissal - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 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.

# unfair-dismissal - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded €8,000 after being sacked for not being pushy enough with customers Unfair Dismissal

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.

# unfair-dismissal - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Employer who sacked worker after secretly filming him siphoning off diesel 'behaved reasonably' Dispute

Employer who sacked worker after secretly filming him siphoning off diesel 'behaved reasonably'

The worker had complained that the covert surveillance breached his privacy.

# unfair-dismissal - Sunday 12 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000 Unfair Dismissal

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.

# unfair-dismissal - Saturday 11 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Car dealership manager who made 'bogus' invoice for van awarded €40,000 over his sacking Sacked

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

The man arranged the purchase for a colleague.

# unfair-dismissal - Friday 10 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Bar manager sacked after his 11-year-old son was seen carrying pint glasses to customers awarded €3,270 Unfair Dismissal

# unfair-dismissal - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 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”.

# unfair-dismissal - Sunday 5 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Boss who told woman being sick was 'no problem' and fired her a week later ordered to pay her €10,000 Unfair Dismissal

Boss who told woman being sick was 'no problem' and fired her a week later ordered to pay her €10,000

The company in question did not appear at the Labour Court hearing regarding the woman’s complaint.

# unfair-dismissal - Saturday 21 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Childcare worker who had rock thrown at him and was regularly threatened wins €15k compensation Unfair Dismissal

Childcare worker who had rock thrown at him and was regularly threatened wins €15k compensation

The Workplace Relations Commission said the man had “no alternative but to resign” because of how he was treated.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 19 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation Unfair Dismissal

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.

# unfair-dismissal - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe Unfair Dismissal

'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe

The man sought reinstatement but the WRC judged that to be inappropriate given the “breakdown of trust”.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 21 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Married store manager admits he offered accommodation to staff members for sex Restaurant Chain

Married store manager admits he offered accommodation to staff members for sex

The Workplace Relations Commission has ordered his employer to pay the man €6,500 after finding that his dismissal was unfair.

# unfair-dismissal - Sunday 6 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Worker alleged to have taken 202 days sick leave in five years loses unfair dismissal case Local Authority

Worker alleged to have taken 202 days sick leave in five years loses unfair dismissal case

The man disputed the absenteeism records kept by his former employer, and sought to be reinstated.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 26 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie HR manager at cemetery awarded €47,500 in compensation for unfair dismissal Grave Concerns

HR manager at cemetery awarded €47,500 in compensation for unfair dismissal

The man had been employed at the cemetery for just under 20 years prior to his dismissal in late 2016.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Citywest Hotel was ordered to pay a worker accused of making 'lewd comments' to a guest Unfair Dismissal

Citywest Hotel was ordered to pay a worker accused of making 'lewd comments' to a guest

The former security guard was awarded €6,000 in an unfair dismissal claim.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 15 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tesco has quashed a payout for a worker accused of stealing cash from self-scan tills Unfair Dismissal

Tesco has quashed a payout for a worker accused of stealing cash from self-scan tills

CCTV showed the man accessing the note dispensers – but he claimed he was unfairly dismissed.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 5 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Former airport search officer awarded over €9k after being sacked for 'supporting medicinal cannabis' Unfair Dismissal

Former airport search officer awarded over €9k after being sacked for 'supporting medicinal cannabis'

The man claimed he was fired for his political beliefs but failed to get reinstated to his position.

# unfair-dismissal - Friday 5 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle Unfair Dismissal

Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle

The man refused to drive a company vehicle that didn’t have tax, insurance or NCT discs.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 1 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Security man who missed a break-in because he was looking at his mobile phone loses job PHONE ADDICTION

Security man who missed a break-in because he was looking at his mobile phone loses job

At the WRC hearing, the man said ‘his mobile phone was like an extension of his arm’.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 4 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Art teacher sacked after admitting relationship with mental health patient awarded €5,000 Unfair Dismissal

Art teacher sacked after admitting relationship with mental health patient awarded €5,000

The art teacher told the WRC hearing that the relationship “was a fully consensual, adult relationship”.

# unfair-dismissal - Friday 11 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Delivery giant DHL must pay over €70,000 to an accident-prone driver it sacked Labour Court

Delivery giant DHL must pay over €70,000 to an accident-prone driver it sacked

The court said his dismissal was “disproportionate and unwarranted”.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 29 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded €4k in unfair dismissal case after taking 'old and smelly basket' from work CanTeen

Woman awarded €4k in unfair dismissal case after taking 'old and smelly basket' from work

She said she took the basket from a rubbish dump at work without permission and brought it home to hold flowers.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 26 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed Workplace Relations

Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed

The therapist was awarded €3,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# unfair-dismissal - Friday 16 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Office manager wrongly portrayed as 'employee from hell' awarded €160,000 Unfair Dismissal

Office manager wrongly portrayed as 'employee from hell' awarded €160,000

It’s one of the highest amounts ever awarded by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# unfair-dismissal - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Care worker who locked out woman with intellectual disability awarded €15,000 for unfair dismissal Appeal

Care worker who locked out woman with intellectual disability awarded €15,000 for unfair dismissal

The care worker described the incident as “a bit of fun and banter”.

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