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Labour Court Rules No Penalisation Where Dismissal Of Whistleblower Is "Wholly Unrelated" To Disclosures Made
In the recent case of CPM Ireland Limited v Natasha Callaghan, the Labour Court found that while an employee had made a protected disclosure, her dismissal was "wholly unrelated" to the disclosure.
Ireland
22 Aug 2019
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School's Out For Summer – A Guide To Employee Annual Leave Entitlements In Ireland
As employees begin to flock in their droves to sunnier climates, it is a good time for us to remind employers of the law relating to annual leave entitlements.
Ireland
7 Aug 2019
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Accidents At Work: Court Of Appeal Reiterates There Is Not "Unlimited" Employer Liability
Employers owe both a common law and statutory duty to ensure the health and safety of their employees. But how extensive is this obligation and when are employees responsible
Ireland
2 Aug 2019
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Additional Parental Leave For Irish Parents – The Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019
Heralded as an example of "new politics working", the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 ("the 2019 Act") has now been commenced and is effective
Ireland
31 Jul 2019
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Labour Court Upholds Finding That Forced Retirement Was Discriminatory Dismissal
The Labour Court, in Louth County Council v Mary Clarke, upheld the decision of the Workplace Relations Commission (the "WRC")
Ireland
26 Jul 2019
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Step Plan To Tackling Banded Hours Requests Under The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018
To ensure compliance with your obligations under the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018, our five-step plan below will assist you in dealing with any banded hour requests you receive
Ireland
22 Jul 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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The First Line Of Defence – The National Vetting Bureau And The Use Of Joint Agreements
The National Vetting Bureau ("the NVB") announced that a new compliance unit was set up in December last year to conduct "regular checks"
Ireland
16 Jul 2019
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
Consultation on Employment Permits - Ireland
The closing date for submissions is 12 July 2019. Employers
Ireland
27 Jun 2019
13
Putting Policies To The Test
Last month the Labour Court examined Stryker Orthopaedic's ("the Company") Dignity at Work Policy following an appeal by its employee to a recommendation of the WRC.
Ireland
26 Jun 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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Labour Court Re-Affirms That Different Treatment Does Not Necessarily Mean Less Favourable Treatment
The Labour Court, in Kerry County Council v Cora Carrigg, has overturned a WRC award made against Kerry County Council for an alleged breach of the Protection of Employees
Ireland
20 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
18
Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018
The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (the "Act") commenced on 4 March 2019 and makes a number of significant changes to employment rights legislation that affect all Irish-based employers
Ireland
11 Jun 2019
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Whistleblowing Update
The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the "Act") provides protection for workers (which includes employees, contractors and agency workers) who report a "relevant wrongdoing" in the workplace.
Ireland
6 Jun 2019
20
Working Time Records: Europe Rules That Employers Must Have An Objective, Reliable And Accessible System To Record Daily Working Time
The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that employers are required to set up systems to measure daily working time.
European Union
6 Jun 2019
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