Macrea's Takeaway Ltd v Mr Ioan Alin Andrei (Represented by Mr Marius Marosan)

JurisdictionIreland
CourtLabour Court (Ireland)
Judgment Date07 Jan 2020
Judgment citation (vLex)[2020] 1 JIEC 0709
Docket NumberFULL RECOMMENDATION DETERMINATION NO.TED202 ADJ-00014867 CA-00019331-001

Labour Court

FULL RECOMMENDATION

TE/19/18

DETERMINATION NO.TED202

ADJ-00014867 CA-00019331-001

PARTIES:
Macrea's Takeaway Limited
and
Mr Ioan Alin Andrei (Represented by Mr Marius Marosan)
DIVISION:

Chairman: Ms O'Donnell

Employer Member: Mr Marie

Worker Member: Mr McCarthy

SECTION 8 (1), TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT (INFORMATION) ACTS, 1994 TO 2014

SUBJECT:
1

1. Appeal of Adjudication Officer Decision No(S). ADJ-00014867 CA-00019331-001.

BACKGROUND:
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2. The Employee appealed the Decision of the Adjudication Officer to the Labour Court on 7 March 2019 in accordance with Section 8 (1) of the Terms of Employment (Information) Acts, 1994 to 2014. A Labour Court hearing took place on 11 December 2019. The Employer was not in attendance. The following is the Decision of the Court:-

DETERMINATION:
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This is an appeal by Ioan Alin Andrei (the Complainant) against an Adjudication Officer's Decision ADJ-00014867 given under the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 (the Act) in a complaint that Macrea's Takeaway Limited t/a Macari's (The Respondent) were in breach of the Act. The Adjudication officer upheld the complaint and awarded compensation of €500. However, the Complainant is seeking that he be awarded the maximum compensation of four weeks for the breach.

Background
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The Complainant was employed by the Respondent as a Counter Assistant from 29 th June 2017 until his resignation on the 15 th February 2018. The Complainant lodged a number of claims under various pieces of legislation with the Workplace Relations Commissions (WRC) on the 21st May 2018. The Adjudication Officer issues the decisions on the 15 th February 2019. The Complainant appealed the decision to the Labour Court on the 7 th March 2019. On receipt of submissions from both parties the court convened a case management hearing on the 20 th June 2019. Both parties were represented at the hearing and agreed to make further submissions to the Court on specific issue. Following the case management, the Respondent representatives advised the Court that they were coming off record and that all correspondence should go directly to the Respondent.

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A date was set for the full hearing of the case. In advance of the hearing date the Respondent advised that they would not be attending the hearing as the company had ceased trading on the 20th May 2018. The Respondent could offer no explanation as to why this had not been brought to the Court's attention at the case management hearing which...

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