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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - December 24th, 2021

Reeling In The Year 2021

It is appropriate at this time of the year to look back at some of the developments

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
Covid News - December 24th, 2021

Issues And Payments To Be Aware…

On 17th December 2021, the latest restrictions were introduced which will have an adverse

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - December 24th, 2021

Reminder Re Gender Pay Gap Information…

As noted in our newsletter earlier this year, the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 (the “Act”)

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - December 24th, 2021

Employee Re-instated by WRC as Redundancy…

In the recent WRC decision of Colin Dominic Kearns v Ata Tools, ADJ-00030876

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - December 24th, 2021

HR’s Control of the Process Removed…

In the recent decision of the Labour Court in the case of Frederick Hobson v Praxis Care

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - December 9th, 2021

Supreme Court Confirms Broad Scope of…

On 1st December 2021, the Supreme Court in Baranya v. Rosderra Meats found in favour of the…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - December 8th, 2021

Update: Sick Leave Bill 2021

The details of the highly anticipated Sick Leave Bill (“the Bill”) were recently published by the…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - December 8th, 2021

Employee who worked one month awarded…

Facts: The Complainant was employed as a photographer with the Respondent, who operates…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - December 8th, 2021

WRC Increases Burden On Employers When…

In the recent decision of the Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) of Jennifer Healy v De Paul…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - November 8th, 2021

Employee Awarded €25,000 For Employer’s Failure…

Facts: The Complainant, Anthony Kenny commenced employment with the Respondent…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - November 8th, 2021

Labour Court Awards €75,000 For Discriminatory…

In the recent decision of the Labour Court in the case of Kevin Roberts v United Parcel Service…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
Covid News - November 8th, 2021

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment Update

The Covid-19 PUP closed to new applicants from 8th July 2021. There has been gradual reduction…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
Covid News - November 8th, 2021

Updated Work Safely Protocol

On 22 October 2021 the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar..

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - October 5th, 2021

Labour Court Finds Employee Unfairly Dismissed…

This was an appeal by the Complainant, Mr Nicholas Folan, of a WRC decision…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - October 5th, 2021

WRC Held Wages Are Not ‘Properly…

The Complainant joined the Respondent’s engineering contracting firm…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - October 5th, 2021

Labour Court Substantially Increases Award For…

Facts: This was an Appeal by the Complainant, a 19 year old female barista, against a…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - October 5th, 2021

Bus Driver’s Dismissal For Using Mobile…

The WRC Adjudicator, Pat Brady, centred his decision around the Respondent’s use of…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - October 5th, 2021

Labour Court Finds “Volunteer” To Be…

This was an appeal by the Respondent, Camphill Communities of Ireland, against…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - October 5th, 2021

Labour Court Increases Complainant’s Award For…

Facts: The Complainant’s employment transferred to the Respondent by way…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - October 1st, 2021

Employee Held to be Unfairly Dismissed…

Eduard Markovskij, the Complainant, commenced employment with Suretank Limited, the Respondent…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - October 1st, 2021

Maximum Award For Mandatory Retirement As…

The Complainant was employed as a senior staff nurse from the 10th May 2014 until the date of…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - October 1st, 2021

Labour Court Finds Company’s Mandatory Retirement…

Facts: The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent Company as a Service Engineer on 1st September 1989…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - August 30th, 2021

Labour Court Finds ‘Re-Instatement’ Not An…

The recent decision of the Labour Court in the case of Kenneth Folman v Bus Eireann…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - August 30th, 2021

WRC Awards 6 Months’ for Disability…

Introduction: In the recent decision of the anonymised WRC case ADJ-00024794, Adjudication…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - August 30th, 2021

WRC Held Employee Unfairly Dismissed –…

Facts: The Complainant began working with the Respondent company in 2015…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - August 30th, 2021

WRC Upholds Contractual Discretion to Pay…

Introduction: In the recent case Vithaldas v UCC Academy DAC, ADJ-00032510, WRC Adjudication…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - August 30th, 2021

Employer Obliged to Offer All Alternative…

Facts: The Complainant was hired by the Respondent Company in June 2014.

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - July 30th, 2021

WRC Orders Re-Engagement Rather than Re-Instatement…

In the recent decision of John Tyrell v Toga Freight Services Ltd, ADJ-00029338, Adjudicator…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - July 30th, 2021

High Court Grants Injunction To Employee…

The Plaintiff, Mr Rory Mason, made an application for an interlocutory injunction to restrain his employer…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - July 30th, 2021

Complainant Fails in Unfair Dismissal Claim…

In the recent WRC case of Caroline Giles v Outhaus Group Country Manor Bricks, ADJ-00027631…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - July 30th, 2021

WRC award overturned by Labour Court…

In the recent decision of Leigh Bell v Cope Limited t/a Cope Galway, UDD2145 the Complainant…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - July 2nd, 2021

WRC Lowered Bar for Employees to…

Facts: The Complainant was employed as general operative commencing in August 2016…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - July 2nd, 2021

Supreme Court Rules on Sectoral Employment…

Sectoral Employment Orders (SEOs), are legally binding orders through which the Labour Court…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - July 2nd, 2021

Genuine Redundancy Held to be an…

In the recent decision of Production Line Lead v Employer, ADJ-00024721, the Adjudication

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - July 2nd, 2021

An Employer’s Focus On Implementing A…

Facts: The Complainant worked as a Sales Assistant for the Respondent between 25th September 2017 and 1st September 2019.

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - June 14th, 2021

Employer ordered to pay €30,000 for…

Introduction: The Complainant, a recently hired development manager who was dismissed…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - June 14th, 2021

Labour Court Awards €262,260 Rather than…

This case involves multiple decisions concerning two companies, the Samina Corporation…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - June 14th, 2021

Labour Court awards €21,000 for Unfair…

In the recent decision of Brian McAllister v Organic Lens Manufacturing…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - June 11th, 2021

Employee Awarded €27,500 for Victimisation by…

In the recent case of Colm Keane v The Revenue Commissioners, UDD2125 the…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - June 11th, 2021

Labour Court Awards Zero for Unfair…

In the recent case of Colm Keane v The Revenue Commissioners, UDD2125 the…

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