INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACTS, 1946 TO 1990
SECTION 20(1), INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT, 1969
CONTROL HYDRAULICS LIMITED
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(REPRESENTED BY RONAN DALY JERMYN SOLICITORS)
Chairman: Mr Duffy
Employer Member: Ms Cryan
Worker Member: Ms Tanham
1. Various Issues
2. This case concerns a claim by the worker to be reimbursed for legitimate expenses he incurred in the performance of his duties while employed by the Respondent Company. The worker referred the matter to the Labour Court on the 25th November 2014 in accordance with Section 20(1) of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969 and agreed to be bound by the Court's Recommendation. A Labour Court hearing took place on 14th April 2015. The Employer was notified of the date and time of the hearing but did not attend and was not represented.
3 1 The worker followed Company procedures at all times in relation to the payment of expenses which provide that expenses will be paid on receipt of the appropriate receipts. Although the worker followed these procedures he was not paid the expenses due to him. He is seeking that these expenses be paid without delay.
The Court finds it regrettable that the employer in this case declined to participate in the Court’s investigation of this dispute and failed to avail of the opportunity to put forward it version of the events giving rise to the dispute.
Having considered the uncontested submissions of the Claimant the Court is satisfied that the Claimant is entitled to recover the sum of €852.20 in respect of vouched expenses wholly and exclusively incurred in the performance of his duties.
The Court recommends that the employer should pay the amount of €852. 20 due to the Claimant without further delay.
Signed on behalf of the Labour Court
8th May 2015______________________
Enquiries concerning this Recommendation should be addressed to Andrew Heavey, Court Secretary.