Employment law



Increased limits for unfair dismissal and redundancy payments confirmed

This year's increases in the limits for payments and awards to workers in employment rights cases in Northern Ireland have been confirmed.

Published 29 March 2021

Employment lawyer launches bid to be elected as Senator

An employment lawyer has launched a bid to be elected as a Labour Senator in an upcoming by-election.

Published 29 March 2021

High Court: Court quashes Minister’s refusal to consider non-EU person’s employment permit due to his immigration status

The High Court has granted an order of certiorari against the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s refusal to consider an employment permit application for a non-EU national. The key question in the case was whether the applicant was entitled to be considered for an employment permit when he already had a work permit due to his former wife’s status as an EU national.

Published 11 March 2021

An Post pays €18k compensation to woman in age discrimination case

An Post will pay €18,000 in compensation to an employee who was discriminated against on the basis of her age after withdrawing its appeal to the Labour Court.

Published 10 March 2021

Exemption of domestic workers from minimum wage legislation to be reviewed

The UK government has ordered a review of the exemption of domestic workers from minimum wage legislation following an Employment Tribunal ruling.

Published 8 March 2021

Landmark ruling will make it harder for employees to seek injunction against dismissal

A landmark Court of Appeal earlier ruling this week has made it harder for employees to seek an injunction against their dismissal, employment law firm GQ|Littler has said.

Published 19 February 2021

Leanne McKeown: Employers have continuing duty to review equality and diversity training

Employment solicitor Leanne McKeown of Rosemary Connolly Employment & Equality Solicitors highlights a recent ruling from Great Britain which Northern Ireland employers should note.

Published 16 February 2021

Employment tribunal backlog creating access to justice crisis

A growing backlog in Northern Ireland's employment tribunals is creating an access to justice crisis, lawyers have warned.

Published 11 February 2021

Judith Curtin: Bullying in the workplace

Judith Curtin, partner at O'Flynn Exhams Solicitors LLP, looks at the new Code of Practice on bullying.

Published 10 February 2021

Richard Grogan: Appeals to the Labour Court

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan considers Fixed Term Work Act contracts and their interaction with the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977-2015 and the Maternity Protection Act 1994.

Published 9 February 2021

Ireland raises concerns about EU minimum wage directive

Ireland has joined eight other member states in raising concerns about a proposed directive on adequate minimum wages across the European Union.

Published 9 February 2021

Blog: First reported WRC decision on Covid-19 in the workplace

William Fry partners Louise Harrison and Nuala Clayton examine a case in which the rejection of an employee's request to work from home constituted constructive dismissal.

Published 5 February 2021

Dr David Begg named chair of Workplace Relations Commission

Dr David Begg, a former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), has been appointed as chairperson of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

Published 2 February 2021

Richard Grogan: The law on fixed-term contracts expiring during maternity leave

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan considers Fixed Term Work Act contracts and their interaction with the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977-2015 and the Maternity Protection Act 1994.

Published 2 February 2021

Richard Grogan: Dismissing an employee who is on sick leave

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at the increasingly prominent issue of dismissing an employee who is sick or ill.

Published 22 January 2021