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Questions Arising from Workplace Investigations

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 11/12/2014 Q1. If a bullying claim is withdrawn or found to be falsely accused, can the employer undertake an investigation on whether the accused was unfairly treated or victimised by the accuser or must the accuser first raise a grievance action? A false accusation will be a potential disciplinary issue. Th...
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Irish Employment Law Legislative Updater

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 09/09/2014 We are pleased to publish the fourth Irish Employment Law Legislative Updater, penned by Barra Lysaght BL.The purpose of the tracker is to reflect discussions and pull together amendments in the Dáil to legislation that will be of interest to employers, employees and their representatives.This issu...
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The Importance of Data Protection in the Workplace

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 28/02/2014 Following the recent news stories, recent allegations of bugging surrounding the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission and the security breach at Loyaltybuild in November, we thought it would be useful to put together recent news items and articles regarding Data Protection in the workplace for our s...
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Wage Claims - Recent EAT Decision

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 14/01/2014 Louise Harrison writes:Section 5 of the Payment of Wages Act 1991 (the “Act”) prohibits a deduction from an employee’s pay made without the employee’s agreement. In recent years, against a backdrop of cost-cutting by employers, a claim for breach of Section 5 of the Act has been the favoured redres...
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Fixed Term Contracts - Carmela Carratù v Poste Italiane SpA – AG OPINION

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 08/11/2013 Michelle outlines fixed term contracts in the case of Carmela Carratù v Poste Italiane SpA – AG OPINION. In Carmela Carratù v Poste Italiane SpA, the referring court had already found it to be unlawful for Poste Italiane to have employed the applicant in the main proceedings, Ms Carratù, under a fi...
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Bullying & Harassment - Brannigan v County Louth VEC

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 24/09/2013 Bullying and harassment has an insidious effect upon workplace relations, pitting one employee against another, to the detriment of all concerned. This type of behaviour erodes team morale, affects staff performance and can result in expensive claims against employers. Earlier this year, we hosted ...
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Protected Disclosure Bill 2013

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 06/09/2013 We asked Mason Hayes & Curran to give us their views on the proposed 'whistleblowing' laws. Elizabeth Ryan, Partner and Catherine-Ellen O'Keeffe, Associate write:On 3 July 2013, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, published the Protected Disclosure Bill 2013 (the ...
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Freedom of Information Bill

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 06/08/2013 Michelle writes about the major overhaul of Freedom of Information proposed in the new draft legislation and lists some key features of the draft Bill:The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform published the Freedom of Information Bill 2013 on 24 July. This legislation, if enacted, will establi...
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Issues Arising from Social Media in the Workplace

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 07/06/2013 William Fry, one of Ireland's largest Law firms produced a social media and employment report which has placed the work practices of both employers and employees under the microscope. Focusing on a number of issues arising from the use of social media in the workplace, the report demonstrates that ...
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Data Protection Developments - 24th Annual Report of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 07/06/2013 The 24th Annual Report of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (the “DPC Office”) has been released this week and it contains many points of interest for organisations. As employment law practitioners, we have seen a notable increase in the volume of data access requests being lodged by e...