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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - May 6th, 2022

WRC Reiterates the Requirement for…

Facts: The Complainant, Gerard Buston, commenced employment with the Respondent…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - May 6th, 2022

Statutory Redundancy Payment No Longer…

In the recent decision of the WRC in the case of Kieran Murray v Sherry Garden Rooms Limited…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - May 6th, 2022

WRC Dismisses Payment of Wages…

In Brigid Walsh v PV Generation Limited, the Complainant issued a complaint under…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - May 6th, 2022

Labour Court Finds That Providing…

In Sylwester Michalski v Strandvous Limited the Respondent Company did not provide a translator…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - April 5th, 2022

Employee’s Claim For Reasonable Accommodation…

The recent decision of the WRC in the case of Victorine Neuray v LIRG5 Ltd, ADJ-00029639 highlights…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - April 4th, 2022

Compensation, 3 Year Pay Difference…

Facts: In the case of Paula Reid v Teagasc, Ms Reid (‘the Complainant’) was a Statistician employed…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - April 4th, 2022

Wrc Emphasises Procedural Error In…

In the recent case of Paul Dunne v Randox Teoranta, ADJ-00031187, the Complainant…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - April 4th, 2022

WRC Finds Purported Redundancy to…

This decision is another recent example of the importance of fair procedures in a…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - March 3rd, 2022

Labour Court Finds Redundancy To…

This was an appeal by the Respondent, Cuan Tamhnaigh Teoranta, to the Labour…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - March 3rd, 2022

Mandatory Retirement Age Held Discriminatory…

In its recent decision in the case of Doreen Nolan v Alsaa, ADJ-00029859 on the…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - March 3rd, 2022

High Court Injunction Seeking to…

In the High Court case of Philomena Hennessy (the “Plaintiff”) v. Ladbrooks Payments…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - March 3rd, 2022

WRC Applies High Bar In…

WRC Adjudicator emphasises the high bar that must be met by a Complainant in a…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - March 3rd, 2022

Courier Deemed To Be An…

In the case of John Read v. Speedking Couriers Ltd t/a Fastway, the Complainant had…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - March 3rd, 2022

WRC Limited Award For Unfair…

In the recent decision of Martin Gillen v. Derek Daly Construction Ltd ADJ-00029984 the Complainant…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
Covid News - February 3rd, 2022

The Transitional Protocol: Good Practice…

On 31 January 2022 the Department for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, published…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - February 1st, 2022

WRC Finds Withholding of Ex-Gratia…

The Complainant was appointed as a cargo surveyor with the Respondent on 1st April 2004…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - February 1st, 2022

Redundancy Payments (Amendment) Bill 2022

The Redundancy Payments (Amendment) Bill 2022 (“the Bill”) was published on the 21st…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
Covid News - February 1st, 2022

Substantial Award by WRC Highlights…

Facts: This was an unfair dismissal case in which the Complainant, Mr Ray Walsh, claimed…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - February 1st, 2022

Award of Two Years’ Compensation…

In the recent decision of Robert Libera v Regeneron Ireland DAC, ADJ-0023417…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
News - February 1st, 2022

Dismissal Held To Be Disproportionate…

The Complainant was appointed as a cargo surveyor with the Respondent on 1st April 2004…

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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
Covid News - February 1st, 2022

Heads of Bill Published for…

The Covid-19 Pandemic has seen remote working become a staple of the Irish workplace…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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