WRC Orders Tipp Company To Pay Former Employee Over €15,000 In Arrears

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The Workplace Relations Commission has ordered a Tipperary company, Stablefield Ltd, to pay a former employee over €15,000 in arrears.

The case involved a Romanian worker at a mushroom farm in Clogheen.

The worker‘s complaint that she was not properly paid for all the hours she worked was upheld by the WRC adjudicator Una Glazer Famer. 

The former employee Ms Manciu provided evidence of working 14 and 15 hour long days but only getting paid for 6.58 hours and 6.77 hours on those days by Stablefield Ltd.

Glazier Farmer has also awarded Ms Manciu €2,000 in expenses in connection with the dispute brought under Section 24 of the National Minimum Wage Act, 2000.

The complainant provided extensive details of her work record and payments received. Stablefield Ltd’s legal representatives appeared at the hearing to object to the WRC’s jurisdiction to hear the minimum wage complaint.

The adjudicator dismissed that preliminary objection and recorded that the firm’s legal representatives left the hearing and made no submission or evidence in response to the complaint.