Case Number: ADJ-00006194. Workplace Relations Commission

CourtWorkplace Relations Commission
Docket NumberADJ-00006194
Date26 July 2017
Partiesreceptionist / hospital

Adjudication Decision Reference: ADJ-00006194

Complaint(s)/Dispute(s) for Resolution:


Complaint/Dispute Reference No.

Date of Receipt

Complaint seeking adjudication by the Workplace Relations Commission under section 13 of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969



Date of Adjudication Hearing: 15/02/2017

Workplace Relations Commission Adjudication Officer: Michael McEntee


In accordance with Section 13 of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969 following the referral of the complaint(s)/dispute(s) to me by the Director General, I inquired into the complaint(s)/dispute(s) and gave the parties an opportunity to be heard by me and to present to me any evidence relevant to the complaint(s)/dispute(s).

Complainant’s Submission and Presentation:

I wish to appeal a grievance outcome I lodged as I believe I should be moved up to grade 5. I believe I have satisfied the criterion. I dispute my employer’s decision that I do not.

Respondent’s Submission and Presentation:

The Complainant has had her grievance fully investigated by the internal Grievance process of the Hospital. Her complaint was unsuccessful as she falls outside the key dates specified in a HSE circular regarding the filling of posts.

The Hospital is one of the largest Hospitals in the State with many thousands of staff. In this context it cannot deviate from agreed staff policies and HSE Regulations. It was accepted that only a few weeks were involved here but the dates in the circular were agreed with all parties and representative organisations and cannot be deviated from.


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