Employment law



Richard Grogan: Tax appeals throw settlement tax relief practices into disarray

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at two recent tax appeal cases which have thrown existing practices to claim tax relief on employment awards into disarray.

Published 6 February 2020

Gardaí gain access to Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court

Gardaí have gained access to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and the Labour Court to resolve industrial relations disputes.

Published 3 February 2020

Labour Court: Man awarded €20,000 for unfair dismissal from call centre

A man who was dismissed from his position at a call centre in Cork has been awarded €20,000 in the Labour Court.

Published 27 January 2020

Employment tribunal claimants now required to consider early conciliation

Employment tribunal claimants in Northern Ireland now have to consider the option of early conciliation before formally lodging their claim.

Published 27 January 2020

Workplace Relations Commission: Former supermarket manager awarded €19,000 for unfair dismissal

A man who was employed as the manager of a supermarket has been awarded €19,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission after it was found that his employer showed no regard for the principles of fair procedures and natural justice in dismissing him after years of service.

Published 24 January 2020

Richard Grogan: Who is an employee?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at the law surrounding gig economy workers.

Published 23 January 2020

Richard Grogan: What is a protected disclosure?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines the law on protected disclosures.

Published 15 January 2020

RTÉ to appeal €100,000 award to TV producer forced to retire at 65

RTÉ has said it will appeal the determination of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in favour of a former employee it forced to retire at 65.

Published 9 January 2020

Richard Grogan: Spanish court declares gig economy company workers are employees

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines a recent Spanish court ruling on gig economy workers.

Published 9 January 2020

Employment tribunal claimants to be required to consider early conciliation

Employment tribunal claimants in Northern Ireland will have to consider the option of early conciliation before formally lodging their claim under a law taking effect later this month.

Published 7 January 2020

Misgendering trans people not protected as part of a philosophical belief, tribunal rules

The belief that sex is "biologically immutable" and transgender people should be treated and referred to as the sex they were assigned at birth is not a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010, a tribunal has ruled.

Published 20 December 2019

Work permit rules eased to address labour shortages in key sectors

Employment permit rules are set to be eased to address immediate labour shortages in key sectors such as hospitality, construction, health and road haulage.

Published 19 December 2019

Richard Grogan: Bonus payments and the law

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at the law surrounding bonus payments as the end of the year looms.

Published 12 December 2019

Most practitioners satisfied with two-tier employment disputes system

Most practitioners are satisfied with the two-tier Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court four years on from key reforms, according to new research.

Published 11 December 2019

Tips paid by credit and debit cards to be 'fairly shared' under proposed law

Hospitality workers will be entitled to a fair share of tips paid by credit and debit cards under plans approved by Cabinet.

Published 9 December 2019