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Remote Working and A Return to the Workplace – Issues for Employers

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 09/09/2020 Following Michael Martin’s announcement to introduce certain public health measures until 13 September 2020, Deirdre Crowley, Partner, Eimear Boyle, Senior Associate and Denise Moran, Associate, address the tighter restrictions imposed in respect of remote working and explore what this means for em...
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Enhanced Maternity Benefit Not Discriminatory

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 18/06/2020 With leave and pay considerations at the forefront of employers’ minds, Deirdre Crowley and Denise Moran of Matheson consider the highly anticipated UK Supreme Court decision in Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police (Hextall) which found that there is no discrimination, direct or indir...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Covid-19 Isolation: Practical Data Protection Issues in the Employment Context

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 14/04/2020 As a large number of employees make the adjustment to working in the home for the first time, it is inevitable that many aspects of their working lives will be different. Meetings move online, new IT systems are deployed, and ways of working are tested. However, one thing that does not change is ...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures
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Data Retention in the Spotlight – Lessons from Criminal Investigations

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 27/02/2020 Significant and important data retention issues arise in the Graham Dwyer case referred by the Supreme Court to the CJEU on 24 February 2020. Deirdre Crowley and Denise Moran, Matheson, address the potential implications of this referral on public and also on private sector employers. On 24 Februar...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures
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Data Protection Implications of Employee Medical Assessments for Employers

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 14/02/2020 In this article, Deirdre Crowley and Finín O’Brien, Matheson, look at data protection issues relevant to the processing of personal data in the context of employment medical assessments. Employers may need to refer employees for medical examination, or obtain a medical report about an employee for...
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Coronavirus Outbreak – Your Questions Answered

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 30/01/2020 In light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, Deirdre Crowley, Partner in Employment, Technology and Innovation Groups at Matheson, advises Legal Island readers on the legal considerations in response to the evolving health risk situation internationally. As of this morning, 30 January 2020, the Wor...
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Health and Safety Contracts of Employment
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The right to disconnect

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 06/12/2019 In an age where an “always on” culture is now the established norm, recognition of an employee’s right to disconnect is steadily growing traction across the globe. Ireland is no exception. In this article, Deirdre Crowley and Rachel Kenny, Matheson, look at the fine line between facilitating reques...
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Working Time and Leave Policies and Procedures
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Updates on the Status of the Practical Operation of the Law on Discrimination

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 11/10/2019 In this Hot Topics Article, we look at recent case law for lessons on how an employer can successfully defend a claim of discrimination where an employee has a legal disability. The Nano Nagle v Daly [2019] IESC 63 Supreme Court decision has crystallised reasonable accommodation and the duties of ...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Dealing with Data Subject Access Requests

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 30/07/2019 The scope of a Data Subject Access Requests (DSAR) is wide ranging and has become a staple action point in the itinerary of an employee embarking on a contentious internal or external litigation process with their employer. In this month’s Hot Topics article, Cormac Murphy, Senior Associate with C...
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GDPR One Year On – A review of fines across the EU

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 07/06/2019 The first anniversary of the GDPR passed on 25 May 2019 and we are beginning to see publication of the first fines being administered under the new regime by various Supervisory Authorities. In this months, ‘Hot Topics’ Cormac Murphy, Senior Associate Solicitor in Crowley Solicitors, reviews the fi...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act