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Employee Charged with Criminal Offence – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 24/06/2024 An employee has recently been charged with a criminal offence arising from an incident which happened outside of the workplace. We are deeply concerned about the reputational damage for the company and want to know if we have sufficient grounds to dismiss this employee. How do we handle it? As is ...
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Dismissal Discipline
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An Employee is Refusing to Return to Work in the Office After Working from Home: How do I Handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 22/05/2024 “Our organisation has been very flexible about allowing employees to work remotely from home since the Pandemic. However, now we want to see employees back in the workplace more regularly and so we have implemented a hybrid working arrangement, with 3 days in and 2 days working remotely each week. ...
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Remote and Hybrid Working
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Post Disciplinary Meeting, An Employee Came Back with Significant Changes to the Minutes: How Do I Handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 16/04/2024 After holding a disciplinary meeting, the minutes were sent to the employee. The employee came back with significant changes to the minutes, with which we do not agree. How do we handle this? We regularly receive queries around meeting minutes and the legal obligations of the employer to accept cha...
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Policies and Procedures
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WRC Inspections and On-the-Spot Fines - How do I Handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 26/02/2024 "We have been notified by the Workplace Relations Commission that our Company is going to be subject to a WRC Inspection. We are in the hospitality sector, and we have heard that the WRC can issue on-the-spot fines if they find any breaches of certain legislation. How do we handle it?" Introduction...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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A Request for Time Off to Undergo Cosmetic Surgery – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 19/12/2023 Our employee has asked for time off from work to undergo cosmetic surgery. Does an absence of this nature qualify an employee for statutory sick pay under the Sick Leave Act 2022? Intro Cosmetic surgery and procedures have seen a rise in uptake in recent years. Therefore, it is not surprising that ...
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Discrimination Policies and Procedures Annual Leave and Holiday Pay
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Domestic Violence Leave: How Do I Handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 23/11/2023 While certain provisions of the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 (“the Act”) came into effect in July 2023, further provisions remained to be commenced by way of Commencement Order before they would take effect. The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and...
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Annual Leave and Holiday Pay Wellbeing
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Off the Record/Protected Conversations: How Do I Handle them?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/10/2023 The company is experiencing significant difficulties with a particular employee. There have been performance issues with this employee, however, it has not been possible to progress through the internal process due to periods of absence on the part of the employee. The business is becoming frustrat...
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Policies and Procedures
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Sexual Harassment - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 19/09/2023 With former employees of superstar, Lizzo, and global fast-food chain McDonald’s having recently made very public allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, the topic of workplace sexual harassment is at the forefront of employers’ minds. Employers are asking how they handle this tricky and...
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Discipline Policies and Procedures
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An Employee has Requested a Reduction in Working Hours to Facilitate Breastfeeding Breaks - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 19/07/2023 One of our employees has approached us looking for a reduction in working hours to facilitate breastfeeding breaks. We thought that our obligation was to facilitate short breaks for the employee as opposed to reducing her working hours. Furthermore, this employee now works from home since Covid and...
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Family Friendly Rights
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An Employee Wants to Work Past the Company’s Retirement Age of 65 - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 23/05/2023 An employee recently approached me as he wants to work past the company’s retirement age of 65, as he feels fit and healthy and isn’t ready to retire. I don’t want to compromise our normal retirement age by making an exception for this worker, so I’m inclined to deny his request. How do I Handle it...
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Discrimination Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures