Discriminatory Dismissal – Award of 6 Months Salary for Pregnancy Dismissal

In the case of A Community Development Officer v A Family Resource Centre the Complainant (employee) alleged that she as dismissed on the grounds of gender due to pregnancy. The Complainant commenced employed as a part-time Community Development / Family Support worker on 1st November 2016. At the commencement of [...]

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Interesting Employment Appeals Tribunal Case On Duplication of Proceedings

The recent Employment Appeals Tribunal case of Beverley Morgan v Irish Horse Welfare Trust Limited UD53/2012. WT 13/2012, MN 24/2014 is a useful synopsis of the law in respect of both parallel proceedings before the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the High Court and the powers of the Tribunal in this [...]

Fixed Term Contracts, Funding and Unfair Dismissal

In last month's reported employment appeals tribunal cases, the tribunal was asked to consider in Patrick Fournet v NUI Galway UD 1262/2011 MN 1367/2011 whether the claimant had been unfairly dismissed from his post when funding ceased for his role. Background The claimant commenced employment with the respondent in 2004 [...]

Parental Leave Bill 2013 – Proposed Sharing of Maternity Leave

The Government recently published the Parental leave Bill on 10th July 2013. The Bill will amend Part II of the Maternity Protection Act 1994 and the Maternity Protection (Amendment) Act 2004 in order to provide for both maternity and paternity leave for parents of a newborn child. The following changes [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:20:09+00:00July 15th, 2013|latest news, Maternity, Maternity Rights, Parental Leave Bill 2013, Paternity Leave|Comments Off on Parental Leave Bill 2013 – Proposed Sharing of Maternity Leave

Equality Tribunal orders Bank of Ireland to pay €30,000 for discrimination

In the recent decision of Grainne Campbell v Bank of Ireland Private Banking DEC 2013-046, the claimant was awarded €30,000 for discrimination. A full copy of the decision is accessible here. 1. Background and Summary of Complainants Case The complainant contended that she was subjected to discriminatory treatment by the [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:20:10+00:00June 18th, 2013|Discrimination, Equality, Equality Authority, Equality Tribunal, Equality Tribunal decisions May 2013, latest news, Litigation, Maternity, Pregnancy at Work, Sick Leave|Comments Off on Equality Tribunal orders Bank of Ireland to pay €30,000 for discrimination

Maternity Protection (Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas) Bill 2013

The Government recently published the Maternity Protection (Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas) Bill 2013 which provides for maternity leave in respect of any female person who is (a) elected to and currently a member of Dail Eireann and shall include the Cathaoirleach of Dail Eireann or (b) elected or appointed to and currently a [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:19:25+00:00March 21st, 2013|Maternity|Comments Off on Maternity Protection (Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas) Bill 2013