Ireland: Gay bar manager awarded €20,000 after being called 'queer' by boss at work - PressFrom - United Kingdom
  •   
  •   

IrelandGay bar manager awarded €20,000 after being called 'queer' by boss at work

11:50  12 june  2019
11:50  12 june  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Man trapped in Yorkshire cave dies despite huge rescue effort

Man trapped in Yorkshire cave dies despite huge rescue effort A man has died after getting trapped in a narrow cave in the Yorkshire Dales as rescuers prepared to launch an operation to reach him. © Other Almost 100 volunteers were involved in the operation. Pic: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team Almost 100 volunteers were involved in the more than 17-hour operation to extract the victim, but he died before he could be moved to the surface. A statement from the Cave Rescue Organisation said the man was part of a group of three people who had gone caving at Fountains Fell in North Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon.

A restaurant has been ordered to pay € 20 , 000 in compensation to a gay bar manager after a director called him ‘ queer ’ almost every day at work . In the case before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), the bar manager gave a number of examples of being subject to offensive comments from

( Gay bars here are pretty much segregated more often than not.) Two HUGE thumbs up for this place! Or 15 or 20 in my case (depending on the situations offered). Yaay for double charging! They immediately went to their manager to let him know about these men who were harassing me.

Gay bar manager awarded €20,000 after being called 'queer' by boss at work © Alexey Stiop The Workplace Relations Commission found in the manager's favour

A restaurant has been ordered to pay €20,000 in compensation to a gay bar manager after a director called him ‘queer’ almost every day at work.

In the case before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), the bar manager gave a number of examples of being subject to offensive comments from his two bosses.

‘Director A’ uttered the vast majority of comments to the bar manager and WRC Adjudication Officer, Marian Duffy stated: “I cannot comprehend how senior managers in a workplace would consider it acceptable to call such offensive names or make such offensive comments to a gay man.”

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris awarded for PSNI role in latest round of Queen's honours

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris awarded for PSNI role in latest round of Queen's honours Harris’ award was announced in a statement by the Policing Authority this evening.

The Employment Appeals Tribunal found that Daniel O’Reilly was constructively dismissed.

Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual or are not cisgender. Originally meaning "strange" or "peculiar"

Gay bar manager awarded €20,000 after being called 'queer' by boss at work © Getty

She stated: “I am satisfied that it is a breach of their trust and duty of care towards their employee to create and tolerate such a degrading and offensive work environment."

Ms Duffy rejected the restaurant's contention that the language directed at the bar manager "was banter".

Ms Duffy has ordered the restaurant to pay the bar manager €20,000 after finding that he was harassed in the workplace on the basis of his sexual orientation and that staff training should be put in place aimed at preventing harassment on the nine grounds of discrimination under the Employment Equality Acts.

In evidence, the bar manager stated that ‘Director A’ in particular frequently referred to him and other gay men as “queers”.

He said that ‘Director A’ called his attention to two men dining in the restaurant and he asked if he saw “those ‘pair of queers”.

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

A pregnant store manager who was forced to work 70-hour weeks for less than minimum wage has been awarded € 55, 000 by the Equality Tribunal. In a case that was described by the inspecting equality officer as one of the worst she has ever seen, Ewelina Gacek was encouraged to work

This Epidemiologist Is Trying To Change High Suicide Rates For Gay Men In Canada. Michelle and David Paul died in May after coming down with flu-like symptoms while vacationing on the Pacific island.

The bar manager stated that ‘Director A’ at a birthday party in the restaurant in October 2017 referred to two gentlemen as that “that pair of queers”.

Gay bar manager awarded €20,000 after being called 'queer' by boss at work © Getty The bar manager stated that he and his husband dined in the restaurant in or about the 8th of December 2017 and when the bar manager husband ordered a gin and tonic he said that ‘Director A’ referred to the drink as a “queers drink” and asked, “would you like a scarf and umbrella to go with it?”.

The bar manager said that when he bought a red Mercedes car, Director A said that “it’s a lovely queer car” and “all you need now is a nice scarf and you’ll be a proper queer driving around”.

On December 23rd 2017, the bar manager was having dinner with his husband and his young nephew when ‘Director A’ approached the table and he asked, “did you see that other pair of queers, they’re there since 2pm drinking”.

The bar manager said that ‘Director B’ made an offensive comment at a management meeting at which breakfast was served concerning the sausages the bar manager was eating.

Ó Fearghaíl apology to ex-Rehab boss was 'personal'

Ó Fearghaíl apology to ex-Rehab boss was 'personal' Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl said it was up to individual members of the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee to decide whether they wanted to apologise to former Rehab boss Angela Kerins. Mr Ó Fearghaíl said the apology he made to Ms Kerins last weekend was "personal" because he had not been authorised to apologise on behalf of the Dáil or members of the 2014 committee. He hopes reforming how committees operate means there will be no need to sanction politicians who may break the law.

From biker bars to piano lounges, these 21 queer and gay bars are San Francisco and Oakland's most beloved. Photograph: Oasis/Yelp/Amy L. Queer artistic expression thrives at Oasis, a club and cabaret theater in SoMa. Opened in a former gay bathhouse in 2015 by San Francisco drag legends

23 reviews of Guerrilla Queer Bar "My love for Guerrilla Queer Bar is strictly conceptual. I hate the notion of just one gay bar or another. Close the Privacy menu and refresh the page. Try using Current Location search again. If it works , great! If not, read on for more instructions.

On the night of the Christmas party when the bar manager returned a scarf he had borrowed from ‘Director B’, 'Director B' made a comment “…I hope I don’t catch the gay off the scarf…”.

The bar manager said he never experienced these remarks in any other place he worked, and he was very taken aback at the conduct.

He frequently told ‘Director A’ to stop but he didn't and persisted in calling him “queer” almost every day.

The bar manager said being called “queer” is very offensive and it is one of the most derogatory word directed against a gay person.

Gay bar manager awarded €20,000 after being called 'queer' by boss at work © Getty He said that the frequency of the comments were such that they became almost normalized, but they continued to cause him discomfort.

He said that he received a WhatsApp message from ‘Director A’ on the 24th June 2017 wishing him “Happy Pride Day ye Big Queer”.

In June 2017 the bar manager said he was fed up with the way he was been treated and he tendered his resignation, but he did not say why he was resigning and he was persuaded to stay.

The offensive comments continued and in response to a Happy New Year message he sent to ‘Director A’ he received a response message in the WhatsApp group calling him a “steamer” and the message was sent from ‘Director A’s phone.

Tory donor lined up for trade minister role

Tory donor lined up for trade minister role Theresa May risks igniting a cronyism row during the final weeks of her premiership by lining up a Conservative Party donor as the government's next trade and investment minister. Sky News has learnt that Simon Blagden, a former boss of the Japanese company Fujitsu's operations in the UK, has been in talks about taking a seat in the House of Lords to enable him to join the Department for International Trade (DIT) in a key ministerial role. The appointment ‎of a successor to Baroness Fairhead, who stepped down last month, is understood to be expected within weeks.

The award was filed on Tuesday with the U.S. District Court in Miami. The jury also found she was due , 000 in back wages and 0, 000 for Sometime in 2015, the kitchen manager at the Conrad Miami, "demanded" Pierre work Sundays, the lawsuit states and for a short time allowed her to swap

While treatment of queer women at such establishments is another article entirely, a gaggle of straight women in one of "our" spaces can provoke confusion and So this is an insider's view of a gay bar , and what it means to have straight women there, that I hope can be helpful for folks on either side.

The bar manager submitted that there were times he laughed nervously at some of the comments as he did not want to appear weak in front of the restaurant’s Directors.

The bar manager’s husband and two former members of staff gave evidence of hearing some of the comments made by both ‘Director A’ and ‘Director B’.

In response, ‘Director A’ said in evidence that he never used the name “queer” when he was in conversation with the bar manager.

He said that sending the WhatsApp message wishing the bar manager happy Gay Pride and calling him a “big queer” with laughing emojis was meant as a joke.

Gay bar manager awarded €20,000 after being called 'queer' by boss at work © Getty He said he never used the word to the bar manager in any other circumstances.

He said that he had banter with the bar manager about his sexual orientation and that some of his best friends are gay and lesbian and he understands that the term “queer” is embraced by the LGBT community.

He said that another member of staff took his phone to send the ‘steamer’ WhatsApp reply.

‘Director B’ denied that he made any remarks which were offensive to the Complainant.

Three witnesses gave evidence on behalf of the restaurant and they all said that none of them witness any derogatory comments directed towards the bar manager.

In January 2018, the bar manager was handed a letter confirming that he was being made redundant. He believed that he was dismissed because of his sexual orientation.

'Wrong on every level' - Taoiseach reacts to treatment of former garda Majella Moynihan

'Wrong on every level' - Taoiseach reacts to treatment of former garda Majella Moynihan 'Wrong on every level' - Taoiseach reacts to treatment of former garda Majella Moynihan by senior figures in the force as “wrong on every level”. He said there could well be other women who were put in similar positions to Ms Moyihan. She became pregnant outside of wedlock after joining An Garda Síochána in the 1980s and was shamed into giving up her baby son for adoption. Ms Moyihan from Kanturk, Co Cork was subjected to an investigation and threatened with dismissal.

Asset manager Gatemore Capital Management , which often pursues activist campaigns at companies where it has bought shares, is poised to disclose a 10% stake in British suit retailer Moss Bros Group, Sky News reported on Sunday.

But the memories of working with an inspirational boss like you will never go. Farewell.” “The biggest laurels on the mantelpiece of your life will be the Here is a look of life after leaving a job as told by one man who turned his back on 9 to 5 traditional work . Going through a period of self discovery or

However, Ms Duffy rejected this claim stating that he was dismissed because his position was made redundant. The restaurant stated that the bar manager was made redundant because the business was losing money.

MORE NEWS:

Meet the doctor who helped deliver a baby girl on packed commuter train from Galway to Dublin (Indepedent.ie)

Church goers stunned as Kilkenny priest compares gay people to infected zombies (Irish Mirror)

Man stabbed to death in late night O'Connell Street row named (Dublin Live)

A fake Zuckerberg video challenges Facebook's rules (The New York Times)

Boy (13) awarded €7.25m by High Court over circumstances of birth at National Maternity Hospital.
Boy (13) awarded €7.25m by High Court over circumstances of birth at National Maternity Hospital

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 5
This is interesting!