Terry Gorry

The Employer’s Record Log from WRC-an extremely useful, free tool

Are you an employer? Do you find employment law confusing? Who could blame you for there is a plethora of acts, statutory instruments, regulations, common law obligations, health and safety responsibilities with which you have to deal. The Workplace Relations Commission published a handy “Employer’s Record Log” in January 2020 which I have just come …

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Penalisation for raising concerns about health and safety in the workplace

Concerned about health and safety in the workplace? Have you been penalised for raising those concerns? If you are you may make a complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission(WRC) alleging breach of section 27 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. Section 27 provides protection against dismissal and penalisation as follows: 27.—(1) …

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Shop customer who refused to wear a mask loses two discrimination claims at WRC

Anthony Lyttle complained to the WRC that he was discriminated against by Buy Wise Discount Stores Costcutter, North Strand. He had been refused entry to the shop on account of his refusal to wear a face mask in January 2021. Lyttle claimed when speaking to the manager of the shop that he had an exemption …

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New Procedures for WRC Hearings in 2022

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) published new procedures on 22nd December 2021 setting out how employment and equality complaints and disputes will be dealt with in future. 1) a person can submit a complaint or dispute using the WRC complaint form. Filling out this form correctly and completely is vitally important, especially ensuring that the …

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Review of WRC cases, January-December 2020

The Workplace Relations Commission have published a review of 1,401 cases which reached adjudication stage from January to December 2020. Read the full review here. Some headline points which are worth noting include party representation breakdown of complaints awards made There was 1,401 cases involving 3,059 specific complaints. Most complaints were made under the Organisation …

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