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Newsline: Former housekeeper at Brazilian embassy in Ireland to receive €21,000 for unfair dismissal

A housekeeper who spent more than 20 years working at the official residence of the Brazilian ambassador to Ireland has secured an order for over €21,000 for unfair dismissal. She was told in May 2021 that her job was to be terminated that July “as she had not accepted the respondent’s offer”. (https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/1117/1336719-brazilian-ambassadors-former-housekeeper-wins-wrc-case/) The Workplace Relations Commission found there was a “near absence” of fair procedures in her sacking, which came after the failure to reach agreement over the removal of a housing clause from her contract. Alessandra Quinn’s claim under the Unfair Dismissals Act against the Embassy of Brazil was upheld by the Workplace Relations Commission. However, it was found that the embassy had failed to show “substantial grounds” justifying Ms Quinn’s dismissal and that there was a “near absence” of fair and proper procedures. It was found the complaint to be well-founded and awarded Ms Quinn €21,793 for her seven months’ lost earnings before she was able to secure a new job.

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