Tag: penalisation

  • 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)…

  • Employee awarded €7,500 for penalisation under Safety, Health and Welfare Act, 2005

    This case involved an employee-a warehouse operative-who brought a claim to the WRC (Workplace Relations Commission) that he was penalised for having made a complaint about health and safety in the workplace under the Safety, Health and Welfare Act, 2005. The employer is a logistics company providing services to a large retailer in Ireland. Background…

  • 8 Claims for Penalisation in Irish Employment Law

    The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) can hear claims for penalisation in the workplace under 8 heads: You were penalised for refusing to cooperate with a breach of the Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act, 1996. Section 17 of the act states An employer shall not penalise an employee for having in good faith opposed by…