Case archive



Workplace Relations Commission: Woman awarded €55,000 in pregnancy discrimination case

A woman who was made redundant two weeks after she informed her employer of her pregnancy, has been awarded €55,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 11 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Local authority must place a long-serving employee on a higher salary and pay €4,000

A local authority that failed to increase the salary of one of its employees with 17 years’ service has been told to place the employee on the highest salary scale for his position.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 10 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Airline ordered to repay training costs deducted from pilot’s wages

An airline has been ordered to repay training costs which were deducted from a pilot’s wages when he resigned from the company within three years of being trained on a new aircraft.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 9 September 2019

Court of Appeal: Ramps not 'qualifying facilities' for the purpose of rates relief

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has found that the Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal erred in its interpretation of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 when it found that ramps were qualifying facilities for the purpose of being granted rates relief under the legislation.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 6 September 2019

Court of Appeal: Successive suspended sentences for 85-year-old sexual offender unduly lenient

A former police officer who was convicted of a number of sexual offences involving children has been sentenced to one year of imprisonment and two years on licence, after the Court of Appeal in Belfast found his suspended sentence to be unduly lenient.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 5 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Woman with 17 years’ service awarded nearly €7,000 for unfair dismissal

A woman who worked as a financial controller for an engineering firm for over 17 years when she was unfairly dismissed has been awarded €6,680 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 4 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Driver who was unfairly dismissed is awarded over €9,000

A man who worked as a driver for a plumbing firm for over ten years before being dismissed on grounds of misconduct has been awarded €9,331 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 3 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Former employee of gin distillery start-up awarded nearly €10,000

The former business development manager of a gin distillery start-up has been awarded €9,533 for constructive dismissal and non-payment of wages.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 2 September 2019

Coroner’s Court: Soldier who shot and killed 19-year-old in Derry in 1972 was not justified in opening fire

Sitting as a Coroner in the inquest on the death of a 19-year-old man in Derry in 1972, Judge Patrick Kinney has found that the soldier who shot and killed Seamus Bradley was not justified in opening fire and that the investigation into his death was flawed and inadequate.

County Court in Northern Ireland — 16 August 2019

High Court: Man found to have contracted ‘marriage of convenience’ loses challenge to residence card refusal

A man who was found to have entered into a ‘marriage of convenience’ to obtain a residence card has lost an application for judicial review of the decision to revoke his permission to remain in the State.

High Court in Ireland — 15 August 2019

Applications challenging Brexit rejected in Belfast High Court

In the High Court in Belfast, Justice Maguire dismissed two judicial review challenges in Northern Ireland to the way the Government intends to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union to trigger withdrawal from the EU.

1 November 2016

Workplace Relations Commission: Female prison officer awarded €20,000 for gender discrimination

A female prison officer with 25 years' service with the Irish Prison Service has been awarded €20,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission after it was found that she had been discriminated against on the grounds of gender.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 14 August 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Man whose employment was terminated after dispute over paternity pay awarded €8,000

A man whose employment was terminated after a dispute arose over paternity leave has been awarded nearly €8,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 13 August 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Woman sexually harassed at work awarded €40,000

A woman who was sexually harassed at work for over six months after she returned from maternity leave has been awarded €40,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 12 August 2019

High Court: Man who slipped on stone steps at National Museum awarded €67,000

A man who suffered an injury to his knee requiring surgery after he slipped on the stone staircase at the National Museum of Ireland has been awarded €67,000 in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 9 August 2019