Employment Law

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Ailbhe Dennehy, partner at William Fry, considers a significant High Court ruling concerning an employee dismissed during probation. Traditionally, dismissals during probation have been considered relatively low risk by employers since the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) requires employees to h

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Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines a recent case concerning collective redundancies. With COVID-19 and its effects, there are going to be situations where contracts of employment are changed. This may be the way employees work or a reduction in salary

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The government has said it will appeal a High Court judgment striking down the law providing for sectoral employment orders (SEOs) setting out minimum pay and conditions for certain workers. The ruling, which found provisions of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 to be unconstitutional, i

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A TD who singled out a High Court judge for criticism after a high-profile employment law ruling is facing an investigation from a Dáil committee. Bríd Smith, People Before Profit TD for Dublin South-Central, sharply criticised Mr Justice Garrett Simons in the Dáil and in posts

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Spaniards who work from home will be given the right to suggest their working hours and to claim teleworking expenses from their employer, under a new bill. The country's Ministry of Labour has introduced the draft legislation for employees who work from home, El País reports.

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DWF associate Alison Martin and trainee solicitor Thomas Bulfin examine a recent case involving an employer with a mandatory retirement age. In the recent Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) case of Joseph McGrath v Focus Ireland ADJ-00018823, the adjudication officer considered the issue of object

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Ireland's judiciary and legal professions have rallied in defence of a High Court judge who was singled out for criticism by a TD after striking down a law setting minimum pay and conditions for workers in certain sectors. Bríd Smith, People Before Profit TD for Dublin South-Central, sharply

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A 64-year-old cleaner has won an age and disability discrimination case in the Workplace Relations Commission with support from legal rights group FLAC. The woman, represented by FLAC managing solicitor Sinead Lucey, took proceedings after being dismissed on the grounds of age and ill health from he

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Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, sets out some tips for employers as public health restrictions begin to ease. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s announcement last week that the Cabinet has approved plans to accelerate Ireland’s exit from current lockd

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The Labour Court has said it will continue to rely on a "combination of physical courtrooms and virtual courtrooms" in the medium term. The court began remotely hearing appeals and referrals to the court at the start of June and expects to re-open some physical courtrooms in July.

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The High Court has allowed the appeal of Robert Cunningham, a prison officer employed by the Irish Prison Service (IPS). In the course of his duties he suffered two assaults by prisoners, which resulted in him suffering a serious back injury, which has required three operations.

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