Category: Employment Law
A WOMAN made redundant from an accountancy firm when six months pregnant has been awarded € 20,000 in compensation for discriminatory dismissal.
The Equality Tribunal found that KA Accountants and Financial Advisors had discriminated against its former employee on the grounds of gender.
The woman worked at the company for more than 2½ years until she was selected for redundancy in May 2009.
Her job involved managing client bank reconciliations and preparing accounts. She claimed she had been given the “cold shoulder” by one of the firm’s partners after she told the company she was pregnant in March 2009, the tribunal heard. This was denied by the company.
In April 2009 she and a colleague were told that their section was not performing efficiently and their situation would be reviewed.
In May 2009 she was told her position was being made redundant due to the … Read More »
Our client was employed in the area of supply and repair of mining equipment at Quarry & Mining Equipment Limited . Due to a downturn in business and stating that our client lacked construction plant fitter qualifications, the Company made the decision to make our client’s role redundant. Our client claimed that a genuine redundancy situation did not exist and that the issue of qualifications had never been raised before.
Able Solicitors secured an award of €25,000 for our client as the Tribunal found that our client was fit to carry out further works on a contract Quarry & Mining Equipment Limited held, therefore the Tribunal agreed to award our client €25,000 compensation.
A 29-year-old barmaid was burned by a chemical fluid that leaked from a bottle while she worked at Howl at the Moon nightclub, Lower Mount Street, Dublin, a judge heard yesterday.
Barrister Noel Cosgrove told the Circuit Civil Court that on November 2nd, 2006, Magdalena Klimkiewicz of Bertram Court, Lamb Alley, Christchurch, was filling bottles with cleaning fluid when the incident happened.
She had been pouring water into a bottle containing sodium hydroxide, a detergent, when steam and hot liquid burst from it, burning her right arm and hands. She was taken to the emergency unit of St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. She returned to work a week later.
Ms Klimkiewicz sued Mount Street Pub Ltd, trading as Howl at the Moon, which is now in receivership, for negligence.
Mr Cosgrove said a judgment against the pub owners had been obtained earlier on the … Read More »
A Co Meath man has awarded €85,000 compensation for unfair dismissal in September 2009 as manager of The George pub and nightclub in Dublin.
Mark Keogan, Kells Road, Navan, Co Meath, had sued Vikram Ltd, which trades as Capital Bars, owner of The George and two other Dublin bar clubs, Café en Seine and Howl at the Moon, all of which are in receivership.
Francis Drumm, for Mr Keogan, told the Circuit Civil Court that the Employment Appeals Tribunal had decided Mr Keogan had been unfairly dismissed and directed that he be reinstated in his job as manager of the George’s Street venue.
Tom Mallon, for Vikram Ltd and the receiver, told Circuit Court president Mr Justice Matthew Deery that the receiver was appealing the tribunal’s decision. The company was wholly insolvent and in receivership since November 2009.
Mr Justice Deery said Mr Keogan … Read More »
A pub manger was awarded €85,000 by the Employment Appeals Tribunal in relation to an Employment Claim he took against his former employer, The George Nightclub in Dublin, in respect of unfair dismissal.
The Defendant’s in this employment claim appealed the decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal and brought the appeal before the Circuit Court.
President of the Circuit Court Mr. Justice Matthew Deery found that the Plaintiff was in fact unfairly dismissed and awarded him compensation in the sum of €85,000, as per the Employment Appeal’s Tribunal’s direction.