Employment law

Richard Grogan: Dismissed pregnant workers should bring equality claims instead of unfair dismissal claims

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates considers recent cases illustrating the different means of recourse for pregnancy-related dismissal.

Published 31 July 2019

Audrey Whyte: Luas driver re-engaged as dismissal held to be a disproportionate sanction

Audrey Whyte, associate in the employment, immigration and reward team at Lewis Silkin in Dublin, writes on a recent Labour Court decision.

Published 29 July 2019

Richard Grogan: Rights of an employee to return to work after maternity leave

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on a case concerning maternity leave.

Published 26 July 2019

Law providing for additional unpaid parental leave brought into force

Legislation providing for the phased introduction of eight additional weeks of unpaid parental leave has been brought into force.

Published 25 July 2019

Labour Court determines that embassy workers can bring employment claims

Embassies cannot rely on diplomatic immunity to prevent workers from bringing claims under Irish employment law, the Labour Court has said.

Published 25 July 2019

New legislation to crack down on misuse of non-disclosure agreements

New legislation aims to tackle the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), also known as confidentiality clauses, in the workplace – including those being used to cover up sexual harassment, racial discrimination and assault.

Published 22 July 2019

Richard Grogan: Short-term illnesses do not amount to a disability under discrimination law

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates clarifies some key points on the law of disability discrimination.

Published 18 July 2019

High Court: School loses appeal against finding that teacher was unfairly dismissed

A school has lost its appeal against the finding that a teacher who signed a “fixed term” contract two years after she began teaching in the school was unfairly dismissed when her contract was terminated.

Published 9 July 2019

Employers to be banned from counting tips towards wages

Employers will be banned from counting workers' tips as part of their contractual wages under new Government plans.

Published 8 July 2019

CC Solicitors appoints Claire Dawson as partner

Specialist employment law practice CC Solicitors has announced the appointment of Claire Dawson as partner in the firm.

Published 17 June 2019

Richard Grogan: Time limit to bring complaints to the Workplace Relations Commission

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on the law around time limits in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 6 June 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Man whose job offer was withdrawn due to his age is awarded €2,500

A man who accepted a job as a minibus driver for a charity had his job offer withdrawn a month later on the basis of his age, despite having submitted at least five documents displaying his date of birth in the application process.

Published 22 May 2019

Employer who dismissed man with dyspraxia ordered to pay €15,000 compensation

An employer which dismissed a man because of his dyspraxia has been ordered to pay €15,000 in compensation, the equivalent of 18 months' pay.

Published 16 May 2019

Website revamp for Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court

New websites for the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and the Labour Court have been launched.

Published 14 May 2019

Eight additional weeks of parental leave to be phased in

Eight additional weeks of parental leave will be introduced on a phased basis after the Seanad approved Government amendments to the Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017.

Published 9 May 2019