Business owner resigns as Labour councillor after WRC awards former employee €11,000

Juliet O’Connell will now not contest the forthcoming elections after adverse judgement against her company The Zip Yard

Juliet O’Connell (far right) pictured with former Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin, Cllr Ciaran Ahern and former minister Kevin Humphreys

A Dun Laoghaire business owner has resigned her position as a Labour Party councillor after the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) awarded one of her former employees more than €11,000 for breaches in her employment rights.

Juliet O’Connell, the party’s small business spokesperson and Dáil hopeful, resigned after the party confirmed she would not be its candidate in the forthcoming local elections.

In a statement to the Business Post, the party said: “Cllr Juliet O’Connell has ...