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
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
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
The Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has launched a landmark legal challenge before the High Court in London in a bid to extend collective bargaining rights for outsourced workers.
Published 27 February 2019
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on an anomaly as to whether wages claims should be brought in the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court or in the main Irish courts.
Published 25 February 2019
A woman who was hit on the head by closing lift doors at her work premises, has lost her claim for damages as it was concluded that the incident was caused by her own negligence.
Published 20 February 2019
The nurses strike has been suspended following intervention by the Labour Court, which investigated the dispute in the exercise of its statutory powers under the Industrial Relations Act 1990.
Published 12 February 2019
A specialist employment law firm has offered pro bono legal assistance to workers in the horse-racing industry who it says have suffered from a new change in the law.
Published 6 February 2019
John Kelly, solicitor at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, explores the response of employers to criminal offences committed outside of work.
Published 5 February 2019
Dublin employment lawyer Richard Grogan has called for a review in Ireland of the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in sexual harassment cases, The Times reports.
Published 4 February 2019
A law firm has been ordered to pay nearly €26,000 to a woman who was dismissed because of her age, The Irish Times reports.
Published 4 February 2019
A bus company has been directed to reinstate a part-time school bus driver whose contract of employment was terminated in August 2017.
Published 11 January 2019
A man who was subjected to bullying by a senior member of staff has been awarded €26,000 in compensation in the Workplace Relations Commission.
Published 9 January 2019
Employment lawyer Cathy Maguire has suggested that schoolgirls could challenge sexist uniform rules through the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), the Irish Independent reports.
Published 7 January 2019