Employment Law

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Employment lawyers Richard Grogan and Natasha Hand consider a recent high-profile case in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) concerning age discrimination. The issue of age discrimination issue arose in case ADJ-00027325, which has obtained a reasonable amount of publicity, where the employee

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Barry Walsh, head of Fieldfisher Ireland's employment department, comments on a recent case involving disability discrimination. Employers are often asked by employees to provide references for future would-be employers or for internal promotion competitions. Many employers are reluctant to do so an

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Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, considers where employers in Northern Ireland stand in relation to the "return to the office". As we approach the autumn, minds will inevitably turn to the final quarter of 2021 and many will begin thinking about next ye

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A prominent lawyer has warned employers to take care around mandatory retirement ages after a nurse was awarded €85,000 in compensation after being forced to retire at the age of 66. Richard Grogan, partner at Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors in Dublin, told The Times that the "days o

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Niall Pelly, partner and head of GQ|Littler in Dublin, considers what the remote working landscape will look like after the Covid-19 pandemic. The Irish government has recently announced that it plans to provide employees with the right to request remote working. As many employers turn their mind to

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Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment law at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, warns employers to be aware of the potential issues around vaccines. The issue of mandatory vaccines in the workplace has provoked lots of discussion, debate and concern. Tech giants Google and Facebook have told th

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An increasing number of women are bringing cases to the Employment Tribunal which cite menopause as the reason for unfair dismissal and direct sex discrimination. New data show that there were five tribunals that detailed the claimant's menopause in 2018, six in 2019 and 16 in 2020. This year has al

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An employer has been described as "incredibly stupid" by an employment law expert after the company used emojis to communicate important workplace issues. At the start of the pandemic in March 2020, a joinery manufacturing company was forced to shut down on a temporary basis and staff were offe

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A trainee solicitor who claimed that he was paid less than minimum wage during his traineeship has been awarded €24,155 in back pay. Imitiaz Ahmed raised a minimum wage action against his former employer, claiming that he worked up to 60 hours a week and was sometimes paid nothing at all.

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The Labour Court is set to examine pay and conditions in the construction sector, potentially paving the way for a new sectoral employment order (SEO). Following a request from trade unions, the Labour Court said it will conduct an examination of "the terms and conditions relating to the remuneratio

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