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
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, 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, employment partner at Eversheds Sutherland, examines a recent Irish court ruling on Sunday work.
Published 18 November 2019
Supreme Court confirms employees have no automatic right to legal representation in disciplinary proceedings
Employees have no automatic right to legal representation at internal workplace disciplinary proceedings, the Supreme Court has ruled.
Published 13 November 2019
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates responds to reports about a job advertisement published by a UK celebrity chef.
Published 11 November 2019
The general scheme of a bill to "modernise" the employment permits system to make the system "more agile and easier to modify" has been published.
Published 6 November 2019
Barry Walsh, partner and head of employment at Fieldfisher, considers employees' right to accompaniment or representation in internal company processes.
Published 1 November 2019
A community-based law centre has said increasing demand for its free legal services in the area of employment law has highlighted the limitations of the civil legal aid scheme.
Published 30 October 2019
A former mushroom farm worker who worked more than 80 hours per week has been awarded €21,400 by the Labour Court.
Published 30 October 2019
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 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