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Discrimination on the Grounds of Race and Harassment – Employee awarded €10,000

Discrimination on the Grounds of Race and Harassment – Employee awarded €10,000

The case of Savilla Teixeira Godinho v Rmc Promotions Limited Templeogue Afterschool Academy ADJ-00025205 concerned a claim for discrimination and harassment on the grounds of race by a Brazilian employee (the claimant). Background The claimant in this case was...
Constructive Dismissal and Bad References

Constructive Dismissal and Bad References

The case of An Office Administrator and A Manufacturer ADJ-00026208 is interesting insofar as it asks the question of whether it is reasonable for an employee to resign their position on foot of an unfavourable reference given by their employer to a prospective...
Discrimination on the Grounds of Race and Harassment – Employee awarded €10,000

Important Equal Pay Case – A Presenter v A Broadcaster and the issue of Comparators

We were delighted to be instructed in the case of A Presenter v A Broadcasting Company ADJ-00010297 and a copy of the decision can be accessed here.  This case look at a number of very important issues around the concept of “equal pay” within the media and...
Constructive Dismissal and Bad References

Workplace Relations Commission – Be Wary of Time Limits in Lodging Complaints

The recent case of Ervia v Deaglan Healy PW/19/55 concerned an appeal by the employer (Ervia) against a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) decision which found in favour of the employee concerning payment of a performance related award. The WRC awarded the employee...
Suspension, Gross Misconduct and Unfair Dismissal

Suspension, Gross Misconduct and Unfair Dismissal

The May case of A Human Resources Practitioner v A Marketing Company ADJ00020660 is a very useful summary of the law around dismissal on the grounds of conduct. In this case the employee was dismissed on the grounds of misconduct after an investigation was conducted...
Employee v Self Employed – Employers Be Careful of Label!!

Employee v Self Employed – Employers Be Careful of Label!!

The recent May decision of A Therapist v Health Service Provider ADJ00024495 highlights some of the tests that determine whether someone is an employee or self employed. The difference is very important as the complainant or person making the complaint needs to be an...