Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan considers the need for new legislation to address the gig economy. By structuring a contract in a particular way, a business can avoid giving an employee any employment law rights.
Dublin firm Richard Grogan & Associates has announced the promotion of employment law specialist Natasha Hand to senior associate in the firm. A graduate of NUI Galway, Ms Hand joined the firm as a trainee in 2018 and was appointed as an associate solicitor in 2019.
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan considers the outcome in a recent case involving settlement agreements and waivers. This issue arose in the case of Philomena Hennessy and Ladbrooks Payments (Ireland) Limited and Ladbrooks (Ireland)  IEHC 60, being a decision of Ms Justice Bolger delive
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
Published decisions from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) should be anonymised to protect both businesses and workers, a leading employment lawyer has said. TDs yesterday rejected a proposed amendment to the Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 which would have redacted t
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan explores a case involving unfair dismissal where an employee is smoking on work premises. The issues of mitigating loss and smoking on premises arose in UDD2135, being a case of Q Park Ireland Limited and Denis Fitzpatrick.
Major reforms may be required before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) can resume hearing cases in the aftermath of a landmark Supreme Court ruling, a leading employment lawyer has warned. Speaking to Irish Legal News this morning, Dublin solicitor Richard Grogan said it could take months bef
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan takes a look at the different kinds of workplace stress. Workplace stress and burnout has always been relevant. Increasingly it is affecting executives, particularly senior executives, managers, professionals, and those in the medical profession particula
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan reminds employers they cannot pay an allowance instead of granting leave. The issue of holiday pay arose in case ADJ-00025369 between a former tutor and an Educational Training Board. In this case the issue was that the employee was paid an additional sum on t
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan considers Fixed Term Work Act contracts and their interaction with the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977-2015 and the Maternity Protection Act 1994. There are very strict time limits in the Workplace Relations Act 2015. Under section 44(3), an appeal to the Labour Co
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan considers Fixed Term Work Act contracts and their interaction with the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977-2015 and the Maternity Protection Act 1994. The Labour Court, in a recent case of Akina Dada Wa Africa and Claudia Horeau UDD/18/237, determination number UDD216,
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at the increasingly prominent issue of dismissing an employee who is sick or ill. At present in Ireland there is no statutory sick leave scheme. This is likely to come in. The issue that has yet to be addressed is wheth
Employment lawyer Natasha Hand examines a case concerning alleged discrimination on the race ground in a company's sick pay scheme. In case ADJ-00027767, the case of Krzysztof Tryka and Thermal Insulation Distributors Limited, an employee claimed that the company's sick pay scheme was applied less f
Dublin firm Richard Grogan & Associates has announced the appointment of Sorcha Finnegan to lead its personal injury and accident claim practice. Ms Finnegan, who formally joined the firm as a senior associate yesterday, previously spent more than a decade as a partner in a well-known litigation
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates the importance of often-overlooked working time records. The issue of working time records arose in case ADJ-00028251. The Adjudication Officer in this case quoted the provisions of section 25 of the Organisation of Work