Employment law



Labour Court: Butcher accused of sexual harassment has award for unfair dismissal increased to €35k

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

William Fry warns businesses to keep mandatory retirement rules within the law

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: Does taking a discrimination case really change anything?

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: High Court decision brings welcome clarification on Sunday work

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

Richard Grogan: How to invite discrimination cases without even trying

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

Proposed law to 'modernise' employment permits system

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: I’m bringing my lawyer… or maybe a clown!

Barry Walsh, partner and head of employment at Fieldfisher, considers employees' right to accompaniment or representation in internal company processes.

Published 1 November 2019

Increasing demand for free employment law services 'highlights limits of legal aid'

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

Woman who worked 80-hour week on farm awarded €21,400

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

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