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Romance in the Workplace – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/02/2023 We have been made aware of an ongoing romantic relationship between two members of staff. We are concerned that this relationship may give rise to issues in the workplace. How do we handle it? Given the amount of time spent in the workplace and in the company of work colleagues, it is not surprisin...
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Policies and Procedures Dispute Resolution Wellbeing
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Withdrawing a Verbal Offer of Employment Made to a Candidate who was Headhunted - How do I Handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 17/01/2023 "We made an offer of employment verbally to a particular candidate who was headhunted from a different employer and no preconditions were placed on this offer. We have become concerned at the ability of this individual to undertake the duties of employment on the basis of them being problematic wi...
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Contracts of Employment
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Implementation of the Sick Leave Act 2022 - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 20/12/2022 As the commencement of the much-anticipated Sick Leave Act 2022 (“the Act”) is just around the corner, employers have lots of queries about the practical impact and the new legal obligations under the Act. From 1st January 2023, all employers in Ireland will become obliged to make minimum mandato...
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Absence and Sickness
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Statutory Timeframes and “Reasonable Cause” - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/10/2022 Antoinette Vahey, Partner RDJ LLP considers this question: “We are in receipt of a letter from the WRC today attaching a complaint of discriminatory dismissal from an employee whose employment terminated more than 12 months ago, on the 8th of October 2021. This date is identified as the “most rece...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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How To Handle It – Employee Refuses To Attend Remote Disciplinary Process

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 20/09/2022 We are currently operating a hybrid working model with most employees working three days in the office. However, we have agreed that high-risk employees or those living with high-risk individuals can remain working from home on a fulltime basis. A disciplinary issue has arisen with one of those rem...
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Discipline and Grievance Remote and Hybrid Working
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Investigation reports, Inter company disputes and Subject Access Requests – How do I handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 16/08/2022 Legal island – investigation reports, Inter company disputes and subject access requests – How do I handle it? There is a growing occurrence of inter-company disputes and the use of subject access requests to elicit sensitive information. Take the following scenario as an example: Bravo Limited and...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures
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Restrictive Covenants – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 19/07/2022 One of our managers has recently handed in his notice and we have subsequently been made aware that he has accepted a job in a competing business. We have also heard a rumour that he has approached another member of his team in an effort to persuade her to also join the other business. Is there any...
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Contracts of Employment
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Pay In Lieu of Notice and Calculating the Date of Dismissal – How do I handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/06/2022 Antoinette Vahey and Hayley Kitson, RDJ LLP considers this question: “We have an employee who successfully passed their probationary period after six months. However, since then we have noticed a serious decline in the employee’s performance and attitude. We would like to terminate the employee’s ...
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Dismissal Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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'No Fault’ Dismissals - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 15/02/2022 I am a HR Manager in a large manufacturing company and have been approach by a member of the senior team to explore dismissal of a poorly performing manager. To avoid a lengthy protracted disciplinary procedure they wish to carry out a ‘no fault’ dismissal. I am unsure if this is appropriate or h...
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Employee Absence Due to Work-Related Stress – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/01/2022 An employee is absent from work and has submitted a medical certificate citing work related stress. This employee is currently engaged in an ongoing disciplinary process. How do we handle this? It is not uncommon for an employee to go on sickness absence once a disciplinary process has been initiat...
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Dismissal Absence and Sickness Health and Safety Wellbeing