Employment law

Workplace Relations Commission launches consultation on remote hearings

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has launched a consultation on remote hearings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 20 April 2020

Richard Grogan: A problem in the making for employment lawyers

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates flags up a legislative flaw that could have a major impact after the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 17 April 2020

Richard Grogan: When one employee discriminates against another

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates explores the law on discrimination by one employee against another.

Published 15 April 2020

Gwendolen Morgan appointed as registrar to Workplace Relations Commission

Solicitor Gwendolen Morgan has been appointed as registrar to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

Published 27 March 2020

Richard Grogan: Employers should not use coronavirus wage subsidy scheme

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates argues that Irish employers should not take advantage of the new temporary wage subsidy scheme introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 26 March 2020

High Court: Employee who claimed he was disciplined for protected disclosures loses appeal

The High Court has refused an appeal from a determination of the Labour Court taken by an employee who claimed that he was being disciplined for having made protection disclosures.

Published 23 March 2020

Anne Lyne appointed chair of Employment Law Association of Ireland

Anne Lyne, partner at Hayes solicitors, has been appointed as chair of the Employment Law Association of Ireland (ELAI).

Published 20 March 2020

Jason O'Sullivan: COVID-19 crisis management tips for business

Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, offers a practical guide to Irish businesses on steps to take in preparation for the coronavirus crisis.

Published 12 March 2020

Joanne Hyde: Jig up for the gig economy?

Joanne Hyde, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland, examines a recent Irish court ruling on Sunday work.

Published 4 March 2020

Richard Grogan: Health and safety breaches can lead to dismissal

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at an employment issue of particular significance as coronavirus fears grip Ireland.

Published 27 February 2020

Workplace Relations Commission: Solicitor awarded €13,300 in constructive dismissal case

A solicitor who was constructively dismissed by the new owner of a firm she had worked in for over 10 years has been awarded €13,300 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 19 February 2020

High Court: Labour Court erred by conflating the issue of wages 'properly payable' with the issue of whether there had been a deduction

The Labour Court must reconsider a case involving a Tesco employee who was not paid in accordance with the terms of his contract.

Published 18 February 2020

High Court: Worker loses appeal against finding that communication was a grievance and not a protected disclosure

A man who argued that he was unfairly dismissed from his employment after making a “protected disclosure” has lost an appeal against the Labour Court’s finding that, in stating that his work was causing him pain, his communication was an expression of grievance and not a protected disclosure.

Published 17 February 2020

Workplace Relations Commission opens regional office in Ennis

Business and employees in the Mid-West Region can access a full range of Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) services locally following the formal opening of a new regional services office in Ennis.

Published 12 February 2020

Spanish company that stopped paying employees for smoking breaks wins court case

A Spanish company that stopped paying employees during smoking breaks has won a case in the country's high court.

Published 12 February 2020