Employment law



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

PSNI to petition UK Supreme Court directly over holiday pay ruling

The PSNI will attempt to appeal a landmark ruling on holiday pay directly to the UK Supreme Court, according to reports.

Published 12 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Woman awarded €55,000 in pregnancy discrimination case

A woman who was made redundant two weeks after she informed her employer of her pregnancy, has been awarded €55,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 11 September 2019

Andrea McCann: Run rabbit run – how far would you force a restrictive covenant?

Andrea McCann, employment partner at John McKee in Belfast, looks at how employers can enforce restrictive covenants through the courts.

Published 11 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Local authority must place a long-serving employee on a higher salary and pay €4,000

A local authority that failed to increase the salary of one of its employees with 17 years’ service has been told to place the employee on the highest salary scale for his position.

Published 10 September 2019

Richard Grogan: Constructive dismissal claimants must use internal procedures before resigning

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines the law on constructive dismissal.

Published 10 September 2019