Q&A on Irish Case Law 2015

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 26 November 2015
Anna Broderick
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Whether it was justifiable to have different employee’s conduct the same work on different rates of pay due to length of service? I understand that this situation has arisen due to longer serving employees benefiting from higher rates of pay from JLCs.

This does raise equality concerns as ideally there should be equal pay for equal work. A difference in the rate of pay should be objectively justified but is allowable if it is not based on discriminatory factors (for example the nine grounds under equality legislation or less favourable treatment for part-time/fixed-term or agency staff etc).

A query in relation to calculating the number of employees for a collective redundancy i.e. would you

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