Unfair Dismissal – Award of €56,000 for Failure to Consider Alternatives to Redundancy

In the April case of a A Former Sales Manager v A Horse Products Sales Company an employee who was given insufficient time to consider an alternative role was awarded €56,000 for unfair dismissal. Whilst the employee received a letter in respect of her redundancy, it was explained that the [...]

Redundancy Claims and Entitlements

The recent decision of A Senior Developer v A Government Department is a very useful summary of the law on redundancy and centered around the employee's claim for redundancy post liquidation of the company he worked for. The employee was involved in a dynamic start up company but ultimately was caught [...]

By |2020-04-09T09:18:11+00:00April 9th, 2020|Redundancy, Workplace Relations Act 2015, Workplace Relations Commission, Workplace Relations Commission Decisions March 2020|Comments Off on Redundancy Claims and Entitlements

Working Time – Is An Employee On Call Working?

A recent case this month from the Workplace Relations Commission dealt with this issue. In this case a firefighter argued he was on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and that this should be considered "working time" for the purposes of the Organisation of Working Time Act [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:23:23+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Contracts of Employment, latest news, Organisation of Working Time Act 1997, Workplace Relations Act 2015, Workplace Relations Commission|Comments Off on Working Time – Is An Employee On Call Working?

Workplace Relations Commission – Useful Guide Published on Adjudication Hearings

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has recently published a general guide on the structure and procedure of a WRC adjudication hearing which readers may find beneficial. The link to the guide can be found here.  

By |2019-10-18T10:24:33+00:00August 30th, 2017|Blog, latest news, Litigation, Workplace Relations Act 2015, Workplace Relations Commission|Comments Off on Workplace Relations Commission – Useful Guide Published on Adjudication Hearings

Compulsory Retirement Age – Discriminatory Dismissal Claims On the Rise

The Workplace Relations Commission have recently published a series of decisions in respect of the hot topic of "forced" retirement of employees at the age of 66. In the case of A Book Keeper v A Retail Business ADJ 00005391 it was reported that he complainant had been employed as a [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:33+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Age Discrimination, Equality, latest news, Litigation, Onjective Justification, Workplace Relations Act 2015, Workplace Relations Commission|Comments Off on Compulsory Retirement Age – Discriminatory Dismissal Claims On the Rise

Workplace Relations Act 2015 to Commence on 1st October

Minister Bruton announced yesterday that the Workplace Relations Act 20115 will be commenced on 1st October 2015. In essence the far reaching reforms will see the existing employment rights and industrial relations rights bodies merged to form two bodies, the Workplace Relations Commission which will deal with all cases in [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:28+00:00June 9th, 2015|Employment Appeals Tribunal, Equality Tribunal, Labour Relations Commision, Litigation, Workplace Relations Act 2015|Comments Off on Workplace Relations Act 2015 to Commence on 1st October

Workplace Relations Act 2015 – No.16 of 2015

The Workplace Relations Act 2015 has recently been signed into law and is one of the most important pieces of legislation to come into the employment law arena in recent years. The Act is intended to make provision with respect to the resolution, mediation and adjudication of disputes and complaints [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:28+00:00June 3rd, 2015|Employment Appeals Tribunal, Equality Tribunal, Labour Relations Commission, latest news, Litigation, Workplace Relations Act 2015|Comments Off on Workplace Relations Act 2015 – No.16 of 2015