Employment law

Legal practitioners invited to take part in survey on workplace dispute resolution services

A law lecturer has launched a survey seeking the views of legal practitioners and user representatives in employment law and industrial relations on workplace dispute resolution services in Ireland.

Published 22 October 2019

Mason Hayes & Curran appoints Paul Rochford as employment law and benefits partner

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Paul Rochford as a partner in the firm's employment law and benefits team.

Published 15 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Bank manager who complained of 'men's club' at organisation awarded €7,500

A line manager at a bank has been awarded €7,500 in compensation for the organisation’s failure to properly address a formal grievance she raised about being undermined in her ability to manage a new employee.

Published 9 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Psychiatrist awarded €4,000 for being penalised after making a protected disclosure

A consultant psychiatrist has been awarded €4,000 after it was found that he was penalised for making a protected disclosure about the clinical performance of a colleague.

Published 8 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Man loses discrimination case against a gym with room for 'ladies use only'

A man who brought a case to the Workplace Relations Commission seeking redress for discrimination on the grounds of gender has had his complaint dismissed.

Published 7 October 2019

Bill providing for two weeks' paid parent's leave published

Draft legislation providing for two weeks' paid parent's leave for each working parent of a child has been published.

Published 7 October 2019

Human rights commission to bring forward legal code of practice on disability discrimination

A new legal code of practice will be brought forward by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to promote greater employment of disabled people, the body has said.

Published 7 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Man with severe speech impediment awarded €15,000 in disability discrimination complaint

A man who was terminated without notice after working with a machinery manufacturing company for nearly a year has been awarded €15,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 2 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Farm manager who accused employer of fraud loses unfair dismissals case

A farm manager who was employed by a food company for over ten years before he was summarily dismissed has had his complaint under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 dismissed.

Published 1 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: University must finalise detailed promotions scheme 'as a matter of urgency'

A university lecturer has had her request for the re-run of an allegedly unfair and biased promotions scheme refused by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 27 September 2019

William Fry: Irish employers face compliance risks with new protective leave laws

Irish employers face legal, business and reputational risk if they are not in compliance with recently introduced and upcoming protective leave legislation, William Fry has warned.

Published 27 September 2019

Labour Court: Lecturer awarded €10,000 for sexual harassment and harassment based on her gender

A lecturer who was subject to sexual harassment by students in her class has been awarded €10,000 in the Labour Court.

Published 26 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Job applicant loses discrimination cases brought against law firms

A woman who applied for trainee solicitor posts in Dublin has lost her complaints against firms which she said had discriminated against her on grounds of gender, age and civil status.

Published 25 September 2019

Former Labour Court chair Dr Kevin Duffy awarded honorary UCD degree

Former Labour Court chair and barrister Dr Kevin Duffy has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by UCD Sutherland School of Law.

Published 16 September 2019

Employment Law Association of Ireland launches new podcast series

The Employment Law Association of Ireland (ELAI) has launched the first in a new series of podcasts on key issues in employment law.

Published 13 September 2019