ADJUDICATION OFFICER DECISION
Adjudication Decision Reference: ADJ-00004794
Complaint(s)/Dispute(s) for Resolution:
Complaint/Dispute Reference No.
Date of Receipt
Complaint seeking adjudication by the Workplace Relations Commission under section 6 of the Payment of Wages Act, 1991
Date of Adjudication Hearing: 12/01/2017
Workplace Relations Commission Adjudication Officer: John Tierney
In accordance with Section 41(4) of the Workplace Relations Act, 2015 [and/or Section 8(1B) of the Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977, and/or Section 9 of the Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Act, 1984, and/or Section 79 of the Employment Equality Act, 1998, and/or Section 25 of the Equal Status Act, 2000] 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 have been contacting my ex-employer on an almost daily basis requesting my final payment. I have emailed, called and left messages but they don't answer me. I have managed to contact the Accountants and after a month I got my P45 from another member of staff. But after this no updates about my payment that I have been asking on almost every day. I have all the emails that I sent to the employer and I can provide them all as evidence of this situation. I am owed €2,856.88 net.
Respondent’s Submission and Presentation:
There was an unexplained absence of the Respondent.
Section 41(4) of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 requires that I make a decision in relation to the complaint(s)/dispute(s) in accordance with the relevant redress provisions under Schedule 6 of that Act.
As there was an unexplained absence of the Respondent I accept the uncontested evidence presented by the Claimant. I find the Claimant well founded and award €2,856.88