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Constructive Dismissal – Employee Obligations

  Introduction An interesting case was recently decided by the Labour Court that highlighted the obligations on an employee who might subsequently seek to raise a claim for…

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European Armed Forces and Industrial Action – A New Era?

Abstract The European Organisation of Military Associations recently lodged a complaint on behalf of one of the two Defence Forces representative associations in Ireland, to grant…

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Protected Disclosure – Definition and Time Limits

Introduction The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “Act”) was enacted on 15 July 2014. The purpose of the Act is to provide a statutory framework within which workers can…

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TUPE and Brexit – A De-Facto Deterioration in Working Terms and Conditions?

Introduction Aperture recently represented a number of employees whose company had been acquired by a UK entity, that proposed transferring those employees from Dublin to Belfast.…

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Bill to Extend Unpaid Parental Leave to Six Months

The Social Democrats, an Irish opposition party, have introduced a Bill to the Dáil Éireann which would extend unpaid parental leave to six months. Under current rules, parents…

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The Right to Work Beyond the Contracted Retirement Age

Introduction The proportion of older workers, and, in particular, workers who want to continue in employment beyond what would have been regarded as the traditional retirement…

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SIG v Needham – Discovery, Data Protection and Employment Law

Introduction In a case that brought the issues of discovery, data protection and employment law together, a former employee accused of breaching the terms of his contract with his…

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting in Ireland

Introduction The purpose Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap Information) Bill 2017 (the “Bill”) is to require employers with more than fifty s to…

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Employer Obligations

Introduction Weinstein Co., the Oscar-winning movie studio, fired co-founder and guiding creative force Harvey Weinstein, just days after he stepped away from the company over…

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Adverse Weather Conditions – Employer Considerations

The ability of an employer to provide a safe working environment, or the ability of an employee to travel safely to work, may be compromised during severe weather scenarios. The…

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