Unfair Dismissal v Wrongful Dismissal

A civil claim for wrongful dismissal before the civil courts is different from a claim for unfair dismissal pursuant to the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977 (as amended) which is before the Workplace Relations Commission. This case highlights the difference. It was ultimately held that an employee who was dismissed on [...]

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Gig Economy and Employment Law

As the gig economy continues to expand there have been greater calls for those seeking greater employment law rights and indeed transparency around these https://www.lawsociety.ie/gazette/top-stories/deliveroo-asks-for-reboot-of-employment-laws-as-gig-economy-expands/

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Data Protection Checklist on Data Breaches

Very useful checklist published by the Data Protection Commissioners and highlighted in the the Law Society Gazette in respect of a data breach checklist https://www.lawsociety.ie/gazette/top-stories/data-breach-checklist-issued-by-data-protection-commissioners/

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Discrimination on the Grounds of Gender

In this case it was found that a prison officer had been discriminated against on the grounds of gender and an award of €20,000 was made along with other recommendations https://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/cases/2019/july/adj-0000728.html

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Payment of Wages and Unlawful Deduction

Useful summary of the law on deduction from wages by an employer. Here it was found that an employer illegally deducted the cost of a clutch in a car from the salary of an employee sales representative. https://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/cases/2019/july/%20adj-00019550.html

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Paternity Leave Request Results in Dismissal

In recent WRC decision it was found that an employee's request for paternity leave may have resulted in his dismissal. The claim was taken under the Industrial Relations Acts where a recommendation can only issue. A claim under different legislation may have resulted in a different outcome. https://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/cases/2019/july/adj-00018852.html

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Online Harassment and Communications

The Committee on Justice and Equality is inviting written submissions from stakeholders and interested parties on the issues of online harassment, harmful communications and related offences. A full copy of the press release can be found here https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/press-centre/press-releases/20190812-committee-on-justice-and-equality-calls-for-written-submissions-on-issues-of-online-harassment-harmful-communications-and-related-offences/

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