Melia v Toolfab Ltd

CourtEmployment Appeal Tribunal (Ireland)
Judgment Date23 August 1999
Judgment citation (vLex)[1999] 8 JIEC 2301
Date23 August 1999

Employment Appeals Tribunal

Melia v Toolfab Ltd


Case proceeded in absence of the respondent whose application for an adjournment the previous week to hearing day, was declined. Claimant worked as production supervisor in light engineering company. Previously he had left the company but was invited back with increase in salary and no loss of service. On shift claimant worked, other workers left company leaving claimant in control of too many machines. He complained to employer about health and safety dangers. Sought pay increase but turned down on basis company could not afford it. He learned another worker got a substantial increase. On raising this with him employer a heated exchange occured and he left. A week later he returned to work and company offered his job back with pay increase but with a break in service. He declined. Claimant could not...

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