Catering Assistant Awarded €30,000 for Sexual Harassment
The WRC have awarded €30,000 to our client arising from a claim of sexual harassment in the workplace.
The claim was brought under the Employment Equality Act 1998 and in a comprehensive 20 page decision the WRC Adjudicator awarded her €30,000, not subject to any statutory deductions, which was the equivalent of 18 months’ wages.
The hearing was held over two days and evidence given by both complainant and employer was well tested.
The complainant alleged that she had been sexually harassed in the workplace over a period of time which culminated in an incident in which she alleged she had been pinched in the bottom.
The employer, when advised of the allegation, carried out an investigation and made certain findings and recommendations.
Read the full blog post, including the decision of the WRC, here.