Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2015 Published

The Government has this week published the Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2015 a copy of which can be accessed here. The purpose of the Bill is to provide equality for employees of education, medical and other services under the direction of religious organisations. Section 37 of the Employment Equality Act [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:28+00:00June 11th, 2015|Discrimination, Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2015, latest news, Litigation|Comments Off on Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2015 Published

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

Equality Tribunal Publish Decisions for May 2014 Including Award for Discriminatory Dismissal on Grounds of Age (Compulsory Retirement)

The Equality Tribunal today published their decisions for May 2014 including awards totalling €93,000 for employment equality decisions upheld or part upheld. In addition a member of the travelling community was awarded €1,000 under the Equal Status Acts for discriminatory treatment in respect of refusal of service. A full copy [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:58+00:00June 16th, 2014|Age Discrimination, Discrimination, Employment Equality Decisions May 2014, Equality Tribunal, Grievance, Health and Safety, latest news, Litigation, retirement age|Comments Off on Equality Tribunal Publish Decisions for May 2014 Including Award for Discriminatory Dismissal on Grounds of Age (Compulsory Retirement)

Unfair Dismissal and Discriminatory Dismissal – Is it possible to claim both under Section 101 of the Equality Act 1998 (as amended)

The recent case of Astrid McCarey v High Lennon and Associates UD909/2012 deals with the the jurisdictional issue under Section 101(2) of the Employment Equality Acts 1998 (as amended). Background The claimant in this case lodged a claim for unfair dismissal under Section 8 of the Unfair Dismissal Act 1977 [...]

Constructive Dismissal on Grounds of Disability & Reasonable Accommodation – Award of 18 month’s salary

The recently published case of Fergal Reilly v United Parcels Service CSTC Ireland Limited Dec-E2013-077 concerned a claim of discrimination on the ground of disability contrary to Section 6(2)(g) of the Employment Equality Acts 1998 (as amended) in terms of access to employment, failure to provide reasonable accommodation and discriminatory [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:20:32+00:00August 22nd, 2013|Constructive Dismissal, Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Equality Tribunal Decisions July 2013, latest news, Personal Injury, Resignation, Sick Leave, Sick Pay and Illness|Comments Off on Constructive Dismissal on Grounds of Disability & Reasonable Accommodation – Award of 18 month’s salary

Discrimination on Grounds of Disability – Maximum Award of €70,000 by Equality Tribunal

In the recently published decision of A Medical Secretary -V- HSE West [DEC-E2013-083] by the Equality Tribunal, an employee was awarded €70,000 for the effects of discriminatory treatment which was just short of the maximum two years salary of €71,656.. Background The complainant was employed as a medical secretary by [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:20:33+00:00August 20th, 2013|Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Equality Tribunal, Equality Tribunal Decisions July 2013|Comments Off on Discrimination on Grounds of Disability – Maximum Award of €70,000 by Equality Tribunal