ADJUDICATION OFFICER DECISION
Adjudication Decision Reference: ADJ-00003250
Complaint(s)/Dispute(s) for Resolution:
Complaint/Dispute Reference No.
Date of Receipt
Complaint seeking adjudication by the Workplace Relations Commission under Section 11 of the Minimum Notice & Terms of Employment Act, 1973
Date of Adjudication Hearing: 22/09/2016
Workplace Relations Commission Adjudication Officer: Michael Hayes
In accordance with Section 41(4) of the Workplace Relations Act, 2015 and the abovementioned Act, following the referral of the complaint(s)/dispute(s) to me by the Director General, I inquired into the complaint(s)/dispute(s) and gave the parties an opportunity to be heard by me and to present to me any evidence relevant to the complaint(s)/dispute(s).
Complainant’s Submission and Presentation:
I did not receive any notice what so ever from my employer. I went into work as normal on the Monday morning to be meet at the door and told he needed to speak to me in the store,he then went on to tell me that he was closing the premises down on that day. I then asked him about my notice and entitlements he replied that he is trying to get hold of his Accountant and will be in contact which he has not and does not answer my calls or texts.
The respondent employed the claimant as a shop assistant from 12th of May 2005 until the 18th of January 2016. She was paid €9.48 per hour and worked 20 hours per week. She was not paid her statutory entitlement to notice on cessation of employment.
Based on the uncontested evidence adduced at hearing I find that the complaint is well founded and hereby require that the respondent pay the claimant her entitlement to statutory minimum notice in the amount of €1,197.60 (say one thousand one hundred and ninety seven euro and 60 cent).
Dated: 8th December 2016