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Ireland Supreme Court Analyzes Disability Accommodation Requirements
On July 31, 2019, in the case of Nano Nagle School v Daly, the Supreme Court of Ireland delivered its decision in a long-running disability discrimination lawsuit between a paraplegic
Ireland
13 Sep 2019
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Anatomy Of A Workplace Investigation In Ireland: How To Handle Some Of The Practical Issues
In The In-House Lawyer's Summer Magazine 2019, Partner and Head of Employment, Karen Killalea writes about the practical issues employers should consider when managing workplace investigations.
Ireland
19 Jul 2019
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Employer Discriminated Against Employee By Asking Her To Keep Her Sexuality A Secret
In the recent case of McMahon v Redwood TTM Limited and Pilling, an UK Employment Tribunal ordered the employer to pay a former employee the sum of £8,000 (plus interest), in the form
Ireland
16 Jul 2019
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Returning To Work From Sick Leave
We have an employee who has been on long-term sick leave and wishes to return to work on Monday. We are concerned about their fitness to return to normal duties and wish to delay their return.
Ireland
8 Jul 2019
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Work – Life Balance: Weighing Up The Benefits And Costs Of The New Parental Leave Entitlements
It would be hard to have missed the Government's recent drive towards improved family entitlements, with the introduction of increased unpaid parental leave and the announcement that paid parental leave is on the way.
Ireland
2 Jul 2019
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Sexual Harassment – The WRC Highlights Lessons For Employers
The WRC annual report for 2018 contains a potentially surprising statistic that, although in general the number of discrimination complaints rose that year, the number of sexual discrimination complaints fell.
Ireland
26 Jun 2019
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Disciplinary Processes – What Not To Do!
In The Governing Body of Tywyn Primary School v Alpin, the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") recently ruled that the adverse treatment of a gay teacher,
Ireland
25 Jun 2019
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Employee Incapacity – How Do I Handle It?
Our organisation has just become aware that one of our employees has a medical condition which we believe makes them unsuitable to work in our particular working environment.
Ireland
13 Jun 2019
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What Your Employer Knows May Hurt You: Less Favourable Treatment By An Employer, On The Basis Of Employer's Religious Belief, Does Not Establish Direct Discrimination
In Gan Menachem Hendon Limited v De Groen, the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (the "EAT") concluded that the dismissal of a nursery employee
Ireland
1 May 2019
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Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – A Step Closer
The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill has been published. Businesses employing 250 people or more are advised to start examining whether they are ready and able to:
Ireland
25 Apr 2019
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The Age Old Question – When Is There Age Discrimination?
Employers and courts alike continue to be vexed by issues relating to age as a ground of discrimination. This is not surprising given culturally there is still a level of acceptance regarding "banter"
Ireland
20 Mar 2019
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Consideration Of The Burden Of Proof In Direct Discrimination Cases
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales recently considered the burden of proof faced by a claimant in a discrimination claim. In Efobi v Royal Mail Group Limited
Ireland
12 Mar 2019
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Lacking A Disability Proves A Bar To Bringing A Disability Discrimination Claim
The Labour Court has held that an employee without a disability cannot claim disability discrimination for being treated less favourably than a person with a disability.
Ireland
6 Mar 2019
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Absence During Probation
Many employers hold the mistaken view that they can easily dismiss an employee during their probationary period, as the employee does not have recourse to the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 - 2015.
Ireland
22 Jan 2019
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Employers Should Exercise Caution When Dismissing Employees Awaiting Or In Receipt Of Long-Term Disability Benefits
Before deciding to dismiss an employee on the grounds of medical incapability, an employer will have its obligation to reasonably accommodate the employee under the Employment Equality Acts
Ireland
18 Jan 2019
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Top Five Employment Law Issues For 2018
Looking back on 2018, we saw many interesting developments across many areas of employment law.
Ireland
15 Jan 2019
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Gender Equality In The Workplace – What Measures Can Be Taken To Advance The Underrepresented Gender?
We have been hearing much on the topic of gender equality in the workplace in recent times. Earlier this year, the Government published the general scheme of a Bill ...
Ireland
17 Dec 2018
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Refusal To Supply "Support Gay Marriage" Cake Not Discriminatory
The UK Supreme Court has held that a Belfast bakery did not discriminate against a gay man when it refused to provide him with a cake bearing a message of support for same-sex marriage...
Ireland
13 Nov 2018
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WRC Awards €30,000 Where Employer Fails To Meaningfully Engage With Request For Reasonable Accommodation
A recent decision of the Workplace Relations Commission (ADJ-00011821) emphasises the importance of employers' statutory obligations to employees with disabilities.
Ireland
26 Oct 2018
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Caution Urged When Compulsorily Retiring An Employee
In a recent case, John O'Brien v PPI Adhesive Plastics, the WRC ordered a company to pay its former employee €35,000 for compulsorily retiring him despite his wish to stay on in his job.
Ireland
4 Oct 2018
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