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Employment Top Tips For Christmas
With preparations in full swing for the festive season, we review typical workplace issues commonly faced by employers at this time of year and suggest some practical tips for dealing with them successfully.
Ireland
14 Dec 2017
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Fair Procedures At Investigation Stage – Current Position?
The May 2017 High Court decision in Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board indicated that where a complaint is made which could lead to an employee's dismissal...
Ireland
7 Sep 2017
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Disciplinary Procedure Pitfalls
Employers should be wary of leaving themselves open to claims of failure to fairly and consistently apply their own disciplinary procedures.
Ireland
17 Aug 2017
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Denial Of Promotion Opportunity During Maternity Leave Leads To Award Of €824K
Employers should note a recent High Court award of €824,000 to former army captain Diane Byrne due to breaches of equal treatment principles.
Ireland
9 Aug 2017
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Recent Labour Court Decision On Retirement Age
A recent Labour Court decision highlights the importance of specifying retirement ages in contracts of employment. The Court found that dismissing an employee for their age was an act of discrimination.
Ireland
11 Jul 2017
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Right To Fair Procedures When Investigating Bullying Allegations
In general, an employee is not entitled to be represented by a solicitor in an internal disciplinary investigation or hearing.
Ireland
22 Jun 2017
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EAT Clarifies Whether Stock Options Should Be Considered When Calculating Unfair Dismissal Awards
The Employment Appeals Tribunal ("EAT") recently ordered a cyber security firm (the "Company") to pay a senior director (the "Employee") €105,000 as a result of his unfair dismissal.
Ireland
7 Jun 2017
8
A Double-Up Of Claims For Employers – Two Avenues Of Redress For Employees
Employers face increased risk of duplication of claims by employees before both the Workplace Relations Commission and the Irish High Court on foot of a recent decision by the Court of Appeal.
Ireland
27 Apr 2017
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Dismissal For Deliberate Manipulation Of Company Policy Found To Be Fair
In a recent case, the Labour Court found that the dismissal of an employee for deliberate manipulation of company policy and misuse of the company sick pay scheme was fair.
Ireland
24 Mar 2017
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Letter For Social Welfare Application Held To Be Notice Of Redundancy
A recent decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal held that a letter drafted for an employee for social welfare purposes stating that the employer "had no work available at present" was...
Ireland
23 Mar 2017
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Tips On Full And Final Settlement Clauses
In two recent cases, the Employment Appeals Tribunal ("EAT") highlighted the importance of informed consent in the context of employees signing full and final settlement waivers.
Ireland
3 Mar 2017
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12 Employment Tips For Christmas
With preparations in full swing for the festive season, we review typical workplace issues commonly faced by employers at this time of year and suggest some practical tips for dealing with them successfully.
Ireland
14 Dec 2016
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Prepare To Share – Legal Advice From Non-lawyers
With preparations in full swing for the festive season, we review typical workplace issues commonly faced by employers at this time of year and suggest some practical tips for dealing with them successfully.
Ireland
8 Dec 2016
14
Domestic Workers, Au Pairs And The Thorny Problem Of Employment Rights
On 8 March 2016, the Workplace Relations Commission ("WRC") awarded €9,229 to a Spanish au pair on the grounds that her employer had breached aspects of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000...
Ireland
15 Mar 2016
15
Employment Law Update: Big Brother In Business - A Word Of Caution
There has been much hype over the course of the last few days about the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") decision in the Barbulescu case.
Ireland
18 Jan 2016
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The Workplace Relations Act 2015: A New Structure For Dealing With Employment Claims
The Workplace Relations Act 2015 (the "Act") was signed into law on 20 May 2015 and is due to commence on 1 October 2015.
Ireland
6 Jul 2015
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Referring Employees For Medical Assessment
In a recent High Court case, Delaney v Central Bank of Ireland [2011], which involved a referral by the Central Bank of a senior employee for psychiatric assessment, Ms Justice Laffoy commented on the principles to be adhered to by employers in referring employees for medical examination in order to accord with fair procedures.
Ireland
10 Jan 2013
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Interlocutory Injunction Applications And The Awarding Of Costs
Two main principles form the bedrock of a Court’s jurisdiction to award costs.
Ireland
9 Jan 2013
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