Donegal Specsavers ordered to pay €12k to Muslim worker sacked a day after Manchester terror attack

A Donegal Specsavers has been ordered to pay €12,000 in compensation to a Muslim woman who was sacked the day after the Manchester terror attack last year. At the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), Adjudication Officer, Emer O’Shea has found that Letterkenny Specsavers Ltd discriminated against Amina Ferrah on the grounds of religion when sacking the [...]

By |2018-09-19T12:30:05+01:00September 19th, 2018|Courts, Employment, Law|

Mechanic awarded €11.5k after being sacked for failing to turn up to work on time

A mechanic has been awarded €11,500 in compensation after losing his job as a mechanic after 14 years following claims he was dismissed because he could not be depended on 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 [...]

By |2018-09-06T15:30:52+01:00September 6th, 2018|Courts, Employment, News|

Ryanair made injured air hostess pay for flight home

Judge Francis Comerford in the Circuit Civil Court awarded cabin crew member Laura Albacete, from Manelvidal, Vielha, Spain, €30,000 damages against Ryanair. She was injured when she tumbled down the rear steps of a Boeing aircraft. Samantha Cruess Callaghan, counsel for Ms Albacete, told the court her client had fallen from the top to the [...]

By |2018-07-13T11:16:51+01:00July 13th, 2018|Employment, Legal, personal injury claim|

Sinéad Desmond starts legal fight with Ireland AM

Sinead Desmond Virgin Media Sinéad Desmond, the Ireland AM presenter, has issued legal proceedings against TV3-owner Virgin Media in a dispute over pay. It emerged this weekend that Desmond had departed TV3’s breakfast show after 11 years as a presenter there following a row with station bosses over salary differences between her and the show’s co-hosts, Mark [...]

By |2022-04-28T11:01:23+01:00November 21st, 2017|Employment, Legal Advice, News|

Employment Law Bill To Protect Whistleblowers

Employment Law And Benefits Update Government Publishes Bill To Protect Whistleblowers On 3 July 2013, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, published the Protected Disclosure Bill 2013 (the "Bill") which he referred to as "Ireland's legal framework for combating corruption". This is the first time that a single overarching piece of [...]

By |2013-09-10T10:06:17+01:00September 10th, 2013|Employment|

Managing workplace stress

Limerick Chamber, in association with Peninsula Business Services Ireland’s leading employment law consultancy, is holding a Stress Management Briefing on Thursday 22nd August 2013 in The Clarion Hotel, Limerick. The briefing will commence at 12.30pm finishing at 2.30pm. Stress Management is becoming more prevalent in today’s work environment as climate change and added pressure in [...]

By |2013-08-21T10:25:54+01:00August 21st, 2013|Employment|
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