Category: Employment Law

Constructive Dismissal in Ireland – A Quick Guide for Employees

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There are many reasons for employees and employers to part their ways. Some causes can be related to finding a new job, or changes in the company. However, there are also instances when termination of a contract happens in less pleasant circumstances, and the employee chooses to file for constructive dismissal in Ireland.  What is […]

Indirect Discrimination at Work – How to Deal with it?

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what is discrimination at work

Each work environment has its own challenges such as impending deadlines, difficult clients, taking responsibility for our mistakes and many more. However, we can also be met with difficulties coming from a quite unexpected source – our colleagues or bosses. What is indiscrimination at work, and how can we deal with it? Let’s find out! […]

High Court Decision in Respect of Workplace Injury

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In a recent High Court decision of Mr. Justice Cross it was held that both Defendants in a workplace injury claim were jointly and severally liable to pay damages to the Claimant. The individual Employee who suffered an injury brought an action for negligence and breach of statutory duty against two Defendants after suffering a […]

Unfair Dismissal: Missing Jam Tarts

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  Unfair Dismissal/The Case of the Missing Jam Tart   An interesting employment case around unfair dismissal that has been widely reported is the case of a Mr. Moran –v- Keelings Logistics Solutions   The facts were that Mr. Moran, an operative in a warehouse which is constantly monitored, was apparently spotted on January, 25th […]

Credit Unions and Employees

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  Employee re-instatements It has been reported recently that the Employment Appeals Tribunal had made a decision against St. Coleman’s (Claremorris Credit Union) in relation to an employee that they had.  The Tribunal found that the employee had been unfairly dismissed.  In this case the Tribunal has decided that the employee should be re-instated with […]

Employment Claims

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            Employment Claims I was at a conference today where the Insurer representative stated that there has been a 150% increase in Employment Claims over the last few years. He also stated as an Employer there is a 40% higher chance of you having Employment Claims that a claim for fire […]

Unfair Dismissal Award of €30,000 for Client

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            We have just acted for a client who was awarded €30,000 for Unfair Dismissal by the Employment Appeals Tribunal who found the applicant had been badly treated and unfairly dismissed. In addition he was awarded €1120 for not geting any notice. The facts of the case were that the […]

Employment Law Handbooks

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An Employment Law Handbook sets out the policies and procedures for a company in the event of a dispute between an Employer and an Employee. They are a useful tool for a company when defending a claim against them. Conversely an Employee should make themselves aware of the company’s Employment policies and not just blithely […]

Employment Law Garden Leave and Redundancy

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Garden leave and other restrictive covenants 03/10/2012 I always loved the expression “garden leave”. It’s certainly up there with “golden handshake”. It has such warm, fuzzy connotations. You can almost see yourself stretched out on the sun lounger on your immaculate lawn, sun shining and you sipping on a perfectly mixed G&T. And you are […]

Employment Law Unfair Dismissal and Redundancies

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This comes up time and time again. You are called into your bosses office and told due to the downturn you are being made redundant. Thing is you told your boss only recently about a major issue you were having at work and the next thing you know you are being let go? Something not […]

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