Complaint by An Post workers upheld by court
A Labour Court ruling that fixed-term workers at An Post were unjustifiably treated less favourably than permanent staff, has been upheld on appeal today.
The High Court decision relates to a scheme An Post put in place to reduce staffing levels and costs by offering lump sums to permanent staff as an incentive to take early retirement.
The scheme was not on offer to fixed-term workers, which resulted in a discrimination complaint being lodged with the Labour Relations Commission.
It was proposed that An Post's scheme would have been fairer had it included an offer to buy out the remaining years on fixed-term contracts – a solution the High Court found "obvious", "sensible" and "fair".
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