Sexual Harassment and Harassment- The Waterford Institute of Technology Case

In Waterford Institute of Technology and Louise Walsh Determination EDA1931, the Labour Court was asked to consider whether the complainant (employee) in this case had been subjected to a number of incidents of sexual harassment and harassment based on her gender (female). These alleged incidents were alleged to have taken [...]

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Harassment, Sexual Harassment or a Harmless Joke?

A recent Irish Times Article highlights the misunderstanding or ignorance around sending jokes which appear to be harmless on the surface. Here a joke was sent purporting to highlight the difference in men's and women's methods of communication or how they interpret things. Whilst it can be argued that many [...]

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Unfair Dismissal – No Compensation for Losses on Certified Sick Leave

The case of A General Operative v An Automotive Company ADJ 00017942 is a timely reminder that if an employee is unfit for work, no loss arises under the Unfair Dismissal Act 1977 (as amended). Although the employee in this case won the claim for unfair dismissal, he had been [...]

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Constructive Dismissal – Employee Fails to avail of Mediation and Loses

Failure by an employee to avail of mediation in the case of An Electrical Supervisor v An Engineering Company ADJ 00012876 resulted in the loss of his claim for constructive dismissal under the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977 (as amended). Constructive Dismissal v Unfair Dismissal Many employers and employees are still [...]

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