NewsWorker told that Labour Court award can not be enforcedBy Staff Reporter – October 17, 2014 1325 by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK worker who was awarded €5,000 in an unfair dismissal case, has been told that a Circuit Court judge cannot order her employer to pay her the money.The woman, who had less than 12 months employment at the Limerick-based company, was granted a hearing before a Rights Commissioner as she was unable to bring a case to the Employment Appeals Tribunal because of the short term of service she had with the company.The Rights Commisioner ruled that she had a causable action because she was treated unfairly by her employer.At Limerick Circuit Court last week, Judge Carroll Moran heard from Maria Lane, BL for the aggrieved woman that she had taken her case to the Rights Commissioner last year after her employment was terminated by her then employer.After consenting to engage with the process, the employer was found to be in breach and the woman was awarded €2,000 in compensation. She appealed the award and judgement to the Labour Court and it subsequently increased the amount of compensation to €5,000.Following the appeal, the employer failed to engage with the process further and “simply ignored all correspondence” sent from the woman’s legal team in an effort to claim the money.She was now asking the court to enforce the order under section 13 of the Industrial Relations Act as the employer had fully engaged in the process but then withdrew from it.Solicitor for the employer, Pat McHugh said the woman had no rights to bring the motion before the Circuit Court judge as the award from the Labour Court was only a recommendation and therefore not bound by legislation. He added that there was no provision in law for the woman to request a Circuit Court judge to enforce the decision.After Ms Lane said it was the only way to ensure the Labour Court recommendation was enforced, Judge Moran said that despite the history of the case, he had to refuse the application for want of jurisdiction”.An application by Mr McHugh to have the court costs paid by the woman was refused by Judge Moran who made no order on costs. WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleInvestigations continue into fatal road crashNext articleLimerick father of five shot at over drug debt owed to ‘Fat John’ Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Linkedin Email Print Advertisement
The Danish Energy Agency has granted a permission to Sønderborg Forsyningsservice A/S to explore the possibility of developing an offshore wind farm in an area between the islands of Als and Funen (Fyn).The permit allows Sønderborg Forsyningsservice to conduct preliminary investigations for the establishment of offshore wind turbines in an area northeast of Als.The project comprises between 20-44 offshore wind turbines with a total installed power of between 100-160 MW.The permit is valid until 15 December, 2018.Following the completion of investigations, Sønderborg Forsyningsservice will submit a preliminary report as well as the Environmental Impact Assessment to the Danish Energy Agency.The results of the investigation may require that the project be completely or partially modified in relation to the application or the project can not be implemented, the Danish Energy Agency said.
Ernest Chinwo in Port HarcourtRivers State Government has commenced the process for the establishment of a football academy that will be affiliated to Spanish La Liga giants, Real Madrid Football Club. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, tuesday met with officials of Interact Sports and Real Madrid Campus Experience with Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Mr Boma Iyaye, present.Briefing journalists after the meeting Iyaye said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be signed and the location of the academy identified.He said: “This meeting is for us to work out modalities for the setting up of an academy that will be affiliated with Real Madrid Football Club.“The academy will scout talents across the state and develop these talents.â€Vice President of Interact Sports, Mr Kazma said that the group was in the state to establish the football academy.Kazma assured football stakeholders that the academy will be run in line with international best practices to groom footballers who will be graduate to become international stars.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram