Employment law



Workplace Relations Commission: Airline ordered to repay training costs deducted from pilot’s wages

An airline has been ordered to repay training costs which were deducted from a pilot’s wages when he resigned from the company within three years of being trained on a new aircraft.

Published 9 September 2019

Deirdre Malone: Supreme Court clarifies the test for reasonable accommodation

Deirdre Malone, partner in the employment team at Ronan Daly Jermyn, considers the latest developments in a long-running disability discrimination case.

Published 5 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Woman with 17 years’ service awarded nearly €7,000 for unfair dismissal

A woman who worked as a financial controller for an engineering firm for over 17 years when she was unfairly dismissed has been awarded €6,680 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 4 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Driver who was unfairly dismissed is awarded over €9,000

A man who worked as a driver for a plumbing firm for over ten years before being dismissed on grounds of misconduct has been awarded €9,331 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 3 September 2019

Sinead Morgan: Key legal considerations for remote working

Sinead Morgan, senior associate in the employment team at DWF in Dublin, sets out the key legal considerations for any company offering remote working to its employees.

Published 3 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Former employee of gin distillery start-up awarded nearly €10,000

The former business development manager of a gin distillery start-up has been awarded €9,533 for constructive dismissal and non-payment of wages.

Published 2 September 2019

Richard Grogan: Good procedures will minimise potential for workplace harassment

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines the issue of harassment in the workplace.

Published 28 August 2019

Lisa Bryson: 'Ending free movement' – what is changing?

Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, considers the meaning of Priti Patel's recent announcement on free movement.

Published 23 August 2019

Government considering 'right to disconnect' laws à la France

The Government is considering the case for a French-style "right to disconnect" law to ensure workers do not feel obliged to check work-related emails outside of office hours.

Published 19 August 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Female prison officer awarded €20,000 for gender discrimination

A female prison officer with 25 years' service with the Irish Prison Service has been awarded €20,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission after it was found that she had been discriminated against on the grounds of gender.

Published 14 August 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Man whose employment was terminated after dispute over paternity pay awarded €8,000

A man whose employment was terminated after a dispute arose over paternity leave has been awarded nearly €8,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 13 August 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Woman sexually harassed at work awarded €40,000

A woman who was sexually harassed at work for over six months after she returned from maternity leave has been awarded €40,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 12 August 2019

Jill Gracey: Holiday pay ruling a headache for employers across Northern Ireland

Jill Gracey, senior associate at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, considers the issue of holiday pay from the perspective of employers.

Published 8 August 2019

Supreme Court: Labour Court must reconsider disability discrimination case

The Supreme Court has held that the Employment Equality Acts requires the distribution of essential duties must be considered as part of a “reasonable accommodation” to accommodate employees with a disability, and that the Court of Appeal erred in making a distinction between “tasks” and “duties” when interpreting the legislation.

Published 1 August 2019

Court of Appeal: BT loses appeal against finding that it was liable for disability discrimination

BT has lost an appeal against the finding that it was liable for disability discrimination for failing to make reasonable adjustments in its recruitment process for a man with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Published 31 July 2019