Suspension, Gross Misconduct and Unfair Dismissal

The May case of A Human Resources Practitioner v A Marketing Company ADJ00020660 is a very useful summary of the law around dismissal on the grounds of conduct. In this case the employee was dismissed on the grounds of misconduct after an investigation was conducted into "the irregularity in the [...]

COVID-19 – General Employment Law Update

We are attaching a link to the recent article published on www.wciklownews.net in respect of some of the queries we are receiving from employers and employees concerning the COVID-19 crisis. https://wicklownews.net/2020/03/general-overview-for-employers-and-employees-on-covid-19/

By |2020-03-25T18:25:53+00:00March 25th, 2020|COVID-19, latest news|Comments Off on COVID-19 – General Employment Law Update

Employment Law – Equal Status and Discrimination

In this case, the Complainant submitted that he has been subjected to discrimination on the grounds of gender, civil status and family status contrary to the Equal Status Acts in relation to the Respondent or School’s decision to proceed with the enrolment of his daughter in school despite the fact [...]

By |2020-02-19T15:53:29+00:00January 6th, 2020|latest news|Comments Off on Employment Law – Equal Status and Discrimination

Parent’s Leave and Benefit Bill 2019

The Government has recently published the Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019. The purpose of the Bill is to provide Bill certain employees (who are relevant parents in relation to a child) to two week's employment leave for the purposes of enabling them to provide, or assist in the provision [...]

By |2020-02-05T14:25:08+00:00October 9th, 2019|latest news|Comments Off on Parent’s Leave and Benefit Bill 2019

Redundancy and Unfair Dismissal – Employers Don’t Make it Personal!!

Another recent case this month from the Workplace Relations Commission is a timely reminder to employers to ensure a redundancy is genuine and proper and fair procedure is followed. An employer should not use performance or other issues to make an employee redundant. The key to a redundancy is that [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:23:24+00:00September 23rd, 2019|latest news|Comments Off on Redundancy and Unfair Dismissal – Employers Don’t Make it Personal!!

Constructive Dismissal – Importance of Grievance Procedure

Constructive Dismissal arises where an employee resigns from their job. This can be due to a breach of their contract of employment or where it was reasonable for them to resign. Constructive Dismissal is Unfair Dismissal. The key difference is that in a constructive dismissal claim the employee resigns from [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:23:24+00:00September 16th, 2019|latest news|Comments Off on Constructive Dismissal – Importance of Grievance Procedure

Unfair Dismissal – How to Dismiss for Misconduct

Employers take note! Very useful summary of law on dismissal on grounds of misconduct. Here the employee was dismissed due to misconduct. He consistently failed to attend work and comply with the Company's sick-leave policy. The Workplace Relations Commission found his dismisal to be reasonable given his behaviour, his length [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:23:24+00:00September 16th, 2019|latest news|Comments Off on Unfair Dismissal – How to Dismiss for Misconduct

Employment and Equality Law Free Guide

The Workplace Relations Commission have published a very useful guide to employment and equality law for employers and employees who may wish to understand their obligations and rights. A copy of the link can be found here https://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/publications_forms/guide_to_employment_labour_and_equality_law_18.pdf

By |2019-10-18T10:23:24+00:00September 10th, 2019|Employee, latest news, News Article, Workplace Relations Commission|Comments Off on Employment and Equality Law Free Guide

Disability at Work – Supreme Court Judgement Clarifies Right to Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has welcomed the recent Supreme Court ruling in Daly v Nano Nagle on the rights of persons with disabilities to have reasonable accommodation made in workplaces as set out in legislation. The Supreme Court judgment delivered by Mr. Justice John MacMenamin: Reverses the [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:23:25+00:00September 2nd, 2019|latest news|Comments Off on Disability at Work – Supreme Court Judgement Clarifies Right to Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

Health and Safety – European Commission launches initiative to better protect the health and safety of workers

The European Commission has recently launched a new initiative to better protect workers against work-related cancer, to help businesses, in particular SME's and micro-enterprises, in their efforts to comply with the existing legislative framework, and to put a bigger focus on results and less on paperwork.   Following up on [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:34+00:00January 16th, 2017|Accident at Work, Health and Safety, Health and Safety Law, latest news, Litigation|Comments Off on Health and Safety – European Commission launches initiative to better protect the health and safety of workers

Approval Given for Drafting Legislation to allow Garda Representative Associations access to WRC and Labour Court

In a press release issued before the christmas break, the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms Frances Fitzgerald T.D announced that approval had been given for the drafting of legislation to provide the Garda representative associations with access to the State industrial relations institutions – the Workplace Relations Commission and [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:56+00:00January 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Approval Given for Drafting Legislation to allow Garda Representative Associations access to WRC and Labour Court

Workplace Relations Commission – New Guide to Employment and Equality Law

For those who are interested, the Workplace Relations Commission have published a new guide on their website on Employment and Equality Law, a copy of which is available to download here.

By |2019-10-18T10:24:57+00:00June 16th, 2016|Blog, Contracts of Employment, Equality, Equality Authority, Equality Tribunal, latest news, Unfair Dismissal, Workplace Relations Commission|Comments Off on Workplace Relations Commission – New Guide to Employment and Equality Law

Presentation on Social Media and the Law from April 2012

This is a link to a presentation I gave recently to HR and related professionals in Deloitte to highlight some issues to consider around the legal implications of using social media. It was a very interactive audience with some interesting questions! Social Media and the Law 18.04.12

By |2019-10-18T10:15:19+00:00June 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Presentation on Social Media and the Law from April 2012