Employment law

Richard Grogan: What is a protected disclosure?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines the law on protected disclosures.

Published 15 January 2020

RTÉ to appeal €100,000 award to TV producer forced to retire at 65

RTÉ has said it will appeal the determination of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in favour of a former employee it forced to retire at 65.

Published 9 January 2020

Richard Grogan: Spanish court declares gig economy company workers are employees

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines a recent Spanish court ruling on gig economy workers.

Published 9 January 2020

Employment tribunal claimants to be required to consider early conciliation

Employment tribunal claimants in Northern Ireland will have to consider the option of early conciliation before formally lodging their claim under a law taking effect later this month.

Published 7 January 2020

Misgendering trans people not protected as part of a philosophical belief, tribunal rules

The belief that sex is "biologically immutable" and transgender people should be treated and referred to as the sex they were assigned at birth is not a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010, a tribunal has ruled.

Published 20 December 2019

Work permit rules eased to address labour shortages in key sectors

Employment permit rules are set to be eased to address immediate labour shortages in key sectors such as hospitality, construction, health and road haulage.

Published 19 December 2019

Richard Grogan: Bonus payments and the law

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at the law surrounding bonus payments as the end of the year looms.

Published 12 December 2019

Most practitioners satisfied with two-tier employment disputes system

Most practitioners are satisfied with the two-tier Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court four years on from key reforms, according to new research.

Published 11 December 2019

Tips paid by credit and debit cards to be 'fairly shared' under proposed law

Hospitality workers will be entitled to a fair share of tips paid by credit and debit cards under plans approved by Cabinet.

Published 9 December 2019

Joint Labour Committee established for English language education sector

The Government has established a Joint Labour Committee (JLC) for the English language education sector on the recommendation of the Labour Court.

Published 4 December 2019

In pictures... Employment Bar Association Annual Conference

Via Clíona Kimber SC: Attendees of the Employment Bar Association Annual Conference 2019 are pictured above – (L-R): Feichin Mc Donagh SC, Clíona Kimber SC Chair EBA, Judge L Reynolds High Court Chairing Session 2, Cathy Smith BL and Peter Ward SC.

Published 26 November 2019

Labour Court: Butcher accused of sexual harassment has award for unfair dismissal increased to €35k

A man who was unfairly dismissed and awarded €24,000 has had his award of compensation increased to €35,000 in an appeal brought by his former employer.

Published 21 November 2019

William Fry warns businesses to keep mandatory retirement rules within the law

Irish employers looking to enforce a mandatory retirement age cannot rely solely on an employee’s contract of employment even if it does stipulate a mandatory retirement age, businesses have been warned at a William Fry breakfast briefing.

Published 20 November 2019

Anne McKernan: Does taking a discrimination case really change anything?

Anne McKernan, head of legal services at the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, considers whether a discrimination case before the courts can really lead to change.

Published 19 November 2019

Joanne Hyde: High Court decision brings welcome clarification on Sunday work

Joanne Hyde, employment partner at Eversheds Sutherland, examines a recent Irish court ruling on Sunday work.

Published 18 November 2019