Data Protection Prosecution with Sentence of 2 years For Sale of Personal Information Welcomed

Assistant Data Protection Commissioner, Tony Delaney, has recently welcomed the outcome of prosecution proceedings which concluded at Letterkenny Circuit Court and which were taken by An Garda Síochána against a former civil servant. In this case the defendant was accused of a number of charges of receiving corrupt payments between [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:31+00:00January 31st, 2018|data protection, latest news, Litigation, Privacy, private investigator|Comments Off on Data Protection Prosecution with Sentence of 2 years For Sale of Personal Information Welcomed

Working Group Report on Cost of Employer and Public Liability Insurance

The Chair of the Cost of Insurance Working Group, Michael D'Arcy TD (Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance) recently published the Working Group's Report on the Cost of Employer and Public Liability Insurance. The Report's recommendations and associated actions cover three main themes: (1) increasing transparency; (2) a [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:31+00:00January 29th, 2018|Accident at Work|Comments Off on Working Group Report on Cost of Employer and Public Liability Insurance

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2017 – Prohibition of Discrimination in Respect of Disadvantaged Socio-Economic Status

It has been reported that the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality will carry out detailed Scrutiny of Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 today. A copy of a link to the Bill can be found here. Chairman of the Committee Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said: "The aim of this Bill is [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:31+00:00January 24th, 2018|Discrimination, Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017, Equal status Act 2000, latest news|Comments Off on Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2017 – Prohibition of Discrimination in Respect of Disadvantaged Socio-Economic Status

Dismissal Due to Long Term Sick Leave – Useful Decision of Workplace Relations Commission

Attached is a link to a useful recent decision of the WRC in relation to the dismissal of an employee on long term sick leave. In this case the employee had been absent on sick leave for a total of eighteen months. His GP had furnished his employer with a [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:31+00:00January 19th, 2018|latest news, Litigation, Sick Leave, Unfair Dismissal|Comments Off on Dismissal Due to Long Term Sick Leave – Useful Decision of Workplace Relations Commission

Mutual Trust and Confidence Employee contributed to own dismissal by his unreasonable and indefensible behaviour

In this case (Structured Finance Management (Ireland) Limited and Vadym Kakinin) (ADJ0000-155-A) the employee appealed a previous finding of the WRC that he had not been unfairly dismissed to the Labour Court who overturned the decision of the Adjudicator but found that the complainant contributed 70% to his own dismissal. The [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:31+00:00January 18th, 2018|Breach of Trust and Confidence, Contracts of Employment, Investigation, Labour Court, latest news, Litigation, Unfair Dismissal, Workplace Relations Commission|Comments Off on Mutual Trust and Confidence Employee contributed to own dismissal by his unreasonable and indefensible behaviour

Employee v Self Employed – Useful Synopsis of the Law by the Workplace Relations Commission

In a recent case before the WRC, the Adjudicator sets out some of the key points to consider in determining whether there is a contract of services (employee) or a contract for services (self employed). This case centered on a sales consultant who had an arrangement with an e-commerce company [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:32+00:00January 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Employee v Self Employed – Useful Synopsis of the Law by the Workplace Relations Commission

Charities Regulator Guide – What is a Charity? Legal Criteria to apply to be a Registered Charity

For those who advise charities or are looking to set up a charity, the Charities Regulator has recently published useful guidelines. The "What Is a Charity?" booklet sets out the legal criteria which new entities have to meet if they are to apply to be a registered charity. The booklet [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:33+00:00January 16th, 2018|Charities Regulator|Comments Off on Charities Regulator Guide – What is a Charity? Legal Criteria to apply to be a Registered Charity