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Matheson
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to employment and labour law in Ireland.
Dillon Eustace
The recent High Court judgment in Michael Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board deals with the vexed question of the right of employees to have external representation in internal grievance or disciplinary procedures.
Mason Hayes & Curran
A recent Labour Court decision highlights the importance of specifying retirement ages in contracts of employment. The Court found that dismissing an employee for their age was an act of discrimination.
Mason Hayes & Curran
It must be decided whether the Workplace Relations Commission has jurisdiction to make a ruling regarding the mandatory age bracket of new entrants into the Irish police service.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Section 9(4) of the Refugee Act 1996 (the "1996 Act") provides that an asylum seeker in Ireland shall not seek or enter employment until such time that his or her refugee status has been decided.
Dillon Eustace
The case of Ruffley v The Board of Management of Saint Anne's School [2017] IESC 33 is a personal injuries claim for bullying arising from a disciplinary process...
Mason Hayes & Curran
In general, an employee is not entitled to be represented by a solicitor in an internal disciplinary investigation or hearing.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Draft proposals for new legislation which will enhance the level of employment protection afforded to low-paid...
Matheson
The eagerly awaited Supreme Court decision in Ruffley v The Board of Management of Saint Anne's School has now been delivered
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Report restates the Authority's intention to remain proactive in ensuring compliance with further on-site inspections, reviews of reports and audits on compliance desks
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Employment Appeals Tribunal ("EAT") recently ordered a cyber security firm (the "Company") to pay a senior director (the "Employee") €105,000 as a result of his unfair dismissal.
Arthur Cox
The General Scheme of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017 (the "Bill") was published by the Department of Social Protection on 9 May 2017.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Minister for Social Protection recently announced that the Irish Government has approved the publication of the General Scheme of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017 (the "Bill").
Matheson
On 9 May 2017, the Irish Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar (the "Minister"), announced the publication of The General Scheme of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017 (the "General Scheme").
Mason Hayes & Curran
Employers should be afforded sufficient notification of an employee's grievance and be given reasonable opportunities to resolve the grievance before it can be considered a constructive dismissal.
Matheson
Employment in Ireland is regulated by an extensive statutory framework, much of which finds its origin in European Community law. The Irish Constitution, the law of equity and the common law...
Mason Hayes & Curran
A recent Workplace Relations Commission decision emphasises the importance of employers' statutory obligations to employees with disabilities.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Employers face increased risk of duplication of claims by employees before both the Workplace Relations Commission and the Irish High Court on foot of a recent decision by the Court of Appeal.
Mason Hayes & Curran
A recent decision of the Labour Court serves as a useful reminder to employers that there is another route other than the Unfair Dismissals Acts by which an aggrieved employee can claim against an employer for a dismissal.
Mason Hayes & Curran
A quiet revolution is about to occur in the UK concerning the manner and ease in which people can gain access to information on their pensions savings.
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Mason Hayes & Curran
The Employment Appeals Tribunal ("EAT") recently ordered a cyber security firm (the "Company") to pay a senior director (the "Employee") €105,000 as a result of his unfair dismissal.
Arthur Cox
The General Scheme of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017 (the "Bill") was published by the Department of Social Protection on 9 May 2017.
Dillon Eustace
The case of Ruffley v The Board of Management of Saint Anne's School [2017] IESC 33 is a personal injuries claim for bullying arising from a disciplinary process...
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Report restates the Authority's intention to remain proactive in ensuring compliance with further on-site inspections, reviews of reports and audits on compliance desks
Mason Hayes & Curran
Draft proposals for new legislation which will enhance the level of employment protection afforded to low-paid...
Matheson
The eagerly awaited Supreme Court decision in Ruffley v The Board of Management of Saint Anne's School has now been delivered
Mason Hayes & Curran
In general, an employee is not entitled to be represented by a solicitor in an internal disciplinary investigation or hearing.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Section 9(4) of the Refugee Act 1996 (the "1996 Act") provides that an asylum seeker in Ireland shall not seek or enter employment until such time that his or her refugee status has been decided.
Hogan Dowling McNamara
The question of employee's liability to the employer was considered by the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords in the UK in Lister v. Romford Ice & Cold Storage [1956] UKHL J1220-2 (Lord Denning dissenting).
Mason Hayes & Curran
In two recent cases, the Employment Appeals Tribunal ("EAT") highlighted the importance of informed consent in the context of employees signing full and final settlement waivers.
Matheson
Employment in Ireland is regulated by an extensive statutory framework, much of which finds its origin in European Community law. The Irish Constitution, the law of equity and the common law...
Mason Hayes & Curran
Employers should be afforded sufficient notification of an employee's grievance and be given reasonable opportunities to resolve the grievance before it can be considered a constructive dismissal.
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