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Category: Employment Law – For Employees


Gender Equality in the Workplace

Gender Equality in the workplace is an important and highlighted topic in today’s society especially in the aftermath of the #MeToo movement which rightly brought gender issues…

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Recent Cases before the WRC for Pregnancy Discrimination and Failure to make reasonable accommodation on the basis of disability

One of the strongest protections in Irish law is around the protection of persons who have been discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy and disability discrimination. The…

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Budget 2021 Effects Felt by Employees

“And from the ashes of the pandemic, together, we will build a stronger, more resilient Ireland.” Minister Paschal Donohue, Budget 2021 Speech, 13th October 2020 The Budget…

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A Guide to Settlement Agreements Under Irish Law

A Guide to Settlement Agreements Under Irish Law A settlement agreement, often described as a ‘compromise agreement,’ can be a convenient way for employers and employees to…

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Supreme Court Clarifies the Right to Legal Representation

The Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal in Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail v Barry McKelvey that the right of an employee to be legally represented…

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Under what circumstances have employers the right to suspend employees? What recourse have employees who have been unfairly suspended?

Introduction When an employee has been accused of gross misconduct or some other serious disciplinary matter, the employer will usually suspend the employee on full pay pending…

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How Old is Too Old? Age Discrimination and Retirement

Age Discrimination There has been significant focus in recent years in relation to age discrimination in respect of the issue of mandatory retirement ages. The Employment Equality…

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Options when Dismissed during Probationary Period

An employee is generally not permitted to take a claim for unfair dismissal under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2015 unless they have acquired 12 months continuous service…

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Non Payment of Wages and Unfair Dismissal

Is an employee dismissed when an employer refuses to pay that employee? This firm recently represented an employee who contended that the termination of salary payments clearly…

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The Parents Leave and Benefit Bill 2019

The Parents Leave and Benefit Bill 2019, which has been published by the Minister for Justice and Equality and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, will…

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