Case Number: ADJ-00011355. Workplace Relations Commission

Docket NumberADJ-00011355
Hearing Date16 May 2018
Date01 October 2018
CourtWorkplace Relations Commission
PartiesAn employee v A construction company


Adjudication Reference: ADJ-00011355



Complaint/Dispute Reference No.

Date of Receipt

Complaint seeking adjudication by the Workplace Relations Commission under the Industrial Relations Acts



Date of Adjudication Hearing: 16/05/2018

Workplace Relations Commission Adjudication Officer: Jim Dolan


In accordance with Section 41 of the Workplace Relations Act, 2015 and/or Section 13 of the Industrial Relations Acts 1969 following the referral of the complaint to me by the Director General, I inquired into the complaint and gave the parties an opportunity to be heard by me and to present to me any evidence relevant to the complaint.


The Complainant was employed by the Respondent as a Supervisor from 17/02/2017 to 02/06/2017.

The work entailed the installation of fibre optic cable for broadband purposes.

The Complainant alleges that he was dismissed for highlighting some health and safety deficiencies in the Respondents operation.

Summary of Complainant’s Case:

I was insisting that health and safety procedures should be followed as laid out in expert health and safety booklets.

Over the course of the project I was involved in daily arguments with my line manager in relation to correct health and safety procedures and the correct installation methods for fibre optic cables.

The Complainant informed the hearing that he was wrongly accused of stealing and that his line manager informed him that he was “sick and tired of you whinging” when he would raise a concern in relation to health and safety and/or the standard of the work being completed.

After being dismissed the Complainant was unemployed for two / three weeks.


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