Employment law

CC Solicitors appoints Claire Dawson as partner

Specialist employment law practice CC Solicitors has announced the appointment of Claire Dawson as partner in the firm.

Published 17 June 2019

Richard Grogan: Time limit to bring complaints to the Workplace Relations Commission

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on the law around time limits in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 6 June 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Man whose job offer was withdrawn due to his age is awarded €2,500

A man who accepted a job as a minibus driver for a charity had his job offer withdrawn a month later on the basis of his age, despite having submitted at least five documents displaying his date of birth in the application process.

Published 22 May 2019

Employer who dismissed man with dyspraxia ordered to pay €15,000 compensation

An employer which dismissed a man because of his dyspraxia has been ordered to pay €15,000 in compensation, the equivalent of 18 months' pay.

Published 16 May 2019

Website revamp for Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court

New websites for the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and the Labour Court have been launched.

Published 14 May 2019

Eight additional weeks of parental leave to be phased in

Eight additional weeks of parental leave will be introduced on a phased basis after the Seanad approved Government amendments to the Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017.

Published 9 May 2019

Richard Grogan: Criminal activity and unfair dismissal

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on a case concerning the dismissal of an employee involved in criminal activity.

Published 2 May 2019

Workplace Relations Commission experienced busiest year yet in 2018

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) experienced its busiest year yet in 2018, with a 20 per cent increase in number of hearings and almost twice as many face-to-face mediations than the year before, new figures reveal.

Published 30 April 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Former Trinity lecturer awarded €6,144 in unfair dismissal claim

A former lecturer at Trinity College Dublin who was made redundant at the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year has been awarded €6,144 after it was found that he was unfairly dismissed.

Published 26 April 2019

Gender pay gap reporting bill presented to the Dáil

Legislation requiring employers to publish details of the gender pay gap in their workforce has been published.

Published 9 April 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Farmer with multiple sclerosis awarded €31,000 in unfair dismissal case

A farmer with multiple sclerosis who was told not to come back to work until he provided his employer with a letter confirming his fitness to drive has been awarded €31,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 8 April 2019

Woman dismissed after becoming pregnant settles with employer for undisclosed sum

A woman who was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against on the grounds of her sex has settled with her former employer for an undisclosed sum.

Published 2 April 2019

Human rights commission intervenes in reasonable accommodations in the workplace case

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has appeared before the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae function in a significant case on the rights of persons with disabilities to have reasonable accommodations made in the workplace.

Published 15 March 2019

Scotland: Judge upholds ruling that man's independence beliefs are similar to religion

An Employment Tribunal judge has upheld a ruling that an SNP councillor's beliefs about Scottish independence are similar to a religion.

Published 11 March 2019

Spouses of highly-skilled workers from outside EEA to be given automatic labour market access

The spouses and partners of highly-skilled workers coming to Ireland from outside the EEA will now have immediate and full access to the Irish labour market without the need for an employment permit.

Published 6 March 2019