Employment law



Richard Grogan: Criminal activity and unfair dismissal

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on a case concerning the dismissal of an employee involved in criminal activity.

Published 2 May 2019

Workplace Relations Commission experienced busiest year yet in 2018

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) experienced its busiest year yet in 2018, with a 20 per cent increase in number of hearings and almost twice as many face-to-face mediations than the year before, new figures reveal.

Published 30 April 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Former Trinity lecturer awarded €6,144 in unfair dismissal claim

A former lecturer at Trinity College Dublin who was made redundant at the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year has been awarded €6,144 after it was found that he was unfairly dismissed.

Published 26 April 2019

Gender pay gap reporting bill presented to the Dáil

Legislation requiring employers to publish details of the gender pay gap in their workforce has been published.

Published 9 April 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Farmer with multiple sclerosis awarded €31,000 in unfair dismissal case

A farmer with multiple sclerosis who was told not to come back to work until he provided his employer with a letter confirming his fitness to drive has been awarded €31,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Published 8 April 2019

Woman dismissed after becoming pregnant settles with employer for undisclosed sum

A woman who was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against on the grounds of her sex has settled with her former employer for an undisclosed sum.

Published 2 April 2019

Human rights commission intervenes in reasonable accommodations in the workplace case

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has appeared before the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae function in a significant case on the rights of persons with disabilities to have reasonable accommodations made in the workplace.

Published 15 March 2019

Scotland: Judge upholds ruling that man's independence beliefs are similar to religion

An Employment Tribunal judge has upheld a ruling that an SNP councillor's beliefs about Scottish independence are similar to a religion.

Published 11 March 2019

Spouses of highly-skilled workers from outside EEA to be given automatic labour market access

The spouses and partners of highly-skilled workers coming to Ireland from outside the EEA will now have immediate and full access to the Irish labour market without the need for an employment permit.

Published 6 March 2019

Union launches court bid to extend collective bargaining rights for outsourced workers

The Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has launched a landmark legal challenge before the High Court in London in a bid to extend collective bargaining rights for outsourced workers.

Published 27 February 2019

Richard Grogan: Do you bring a Payment of Wages Act claim or a breach of contract claim?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on an anomaly as to whether wages claims should be brought in the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court or in the main Irish courts.

Published 25 February 2019

High Court: Woman injured by closing lift doors loses claim against her employer

A woman who was hit on the head by closing lift doors at her work premises, has lost her claim for damages as it was concluded that the incident was caused by her own negligence.

Published 20 February 2019

Labour Court: Nurses' strike called off after recommendation of enhanced salary scale

The nurses strike has been suspended following intervention by the Labour Court, which investigated the dispute in the exercise of its statutory powers under the Industrial Relations Act 1990.

Published 12 February 2019

Employment lawyers to offer pro bono assistance to horse-racing industry workers

A specialist employment law firm has offered pro bono legal assistance to workers in the horse-racing industry who it says have suffered from a new change in the law.

Published 6 February 2019

John Kelly: What should employers do about criminal offences outside work?

John Kelly, solicitor at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, explores the response of employers to criminal offences committed outside of work.

Published 5 February 2019