Case Number: ADJ - 00032546. Workplace Relations Commission

CourtWorkplace Relations Commission
Judgment Date01 April 2022
Date01 April 2022
Docket NumberADJ - 00032546

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


This complaint submitted under section 13 of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969 (as amended) was received by the Workplace Relations Commission on 17th February 2021.

Summary of Workers Case:

By way of a hand written 4-page submission the worker provided a timeline of events leading to her complaint being lodged with the Workplace Relations Commission.

Summary of Employer’s Case:

The employer was of the view that the internal procedures had not been exhausted prior to the referral of the complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission.


In conducting my investigation, I have taken into account all relevant submissions presented to me by the parties.

On investigation of the matter it would appear that the worker wrote to the employer on 30th July 2020. This letter of complaint contains a summary of the workers history with the company. It contains an accusation of being harassed by the store general manager and how she has tried to resolve things. It then goes onto state that she has tried to resolve matters to no avail and ends with a brief summary of how this has affected her health to the point of her GP has diagnosed her as suffering from “acute stress related”.

The employer replied to this letter on 4th September 2020. In his letter he acknowledges receipt of the workers letter and requests the worker to supply precise details of the actual incidents that have taken place and once received he will examine them to determine the appropriate course of action.


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