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Features

The Updated Work Safely Protocol - Practical Implications For Employers

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 21/09/2021 The updated Work Safely Protocol (the “Updated Protocol”) was published on the 17th of September 2021 ahead of the 20th September commencement of the phased return to the workplace. The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar has stated that this “marks another mile...
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Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19
Resources

An Audience with RDJ - September 2021

Posted in: Webinar Recordings on 17/09/2021 In this brand new bi-monthly feature from Legal Island and Ronan Daly Jermyn, we discuss key employment law developments with the Partners in RDJ’s Employment Team, including the effervescent Jennifer Cashman and her equally lively colleagues David McCarroll, Antoinette Vahey and Michelle Ryan. In ...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures) Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

Eagerly Awaited Guidance On Returning To The Workplace Published

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 13/09/2021 Jennifer Cashman, Practice Group Leader of RDJ’s Employment Team reviews the updated guidance on returning safely to workplace on the 20th September 2021. Introduction In our Insight on 1st September last, we reviewed the Government’s plan for the next and final phase of Ireland’s response to the...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

The Return to the Office – Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 07/09/2021 The government announced on Tuesday, 31 August 2021, that a gradual return to workplaces for specific business requirements can take place from 20 September 2021 onwards, under the new roadmap for re-opening society, 'COVID-19: Reframing the Challenge, Continuing Our Recovery and Reconnecting'. It ...
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A-Typical Working Coronavirus/Covid-19
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The Covid Vaccine And The Return To Work - How Do I Handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/08/2021 Arising from our recent webinar on the Covid-19 vaccine and return to work, we the following queries arose: 1.How can an Employer provide a safe system of work without knowing vaccination status? Does that mean workplaces will need to err on side of caution and maintain social distancing etc? In t...
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Health and Safety Discrimination and Equality Coronavirus/Covid-19
Case Law

Apprentice Carpenter v Joinery Manufacturing Company [2021]

Posted in: Case Law on 05/08/2021 The Complainant commenced work with the Respondent as an Apprentice Carpenter on the 1st of May 2018. The Complainant claimed he was unfairly dismissed on the 21st of March 2020. The Respondent denied that there was a dismissal. The company was temporarily closed due to Covid-19 and all of the emp...
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Unfair Dismissal Coronavirus/Covid-19
Resources

An Audience with RDJ (July 2021) Covid-19 Vaccination Status and Redundancy

Posted in: Webinar Recordings on 29/07/2021 During this webinar Scott Alexander was joined by Michelle Ryan, Senior Associate at RDJ. They discussed the data protection implications of seeking information on an employee’s covid-19 vaccination status in light of the proposed directive from the HSE that frontline health staff will have to indi...
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How To Build Psychological Safety For Better Team Results

Posted in: Coaching in the Moment on 13/07/2021 COVID-19 continues to challenge our sense of psychological safety. Many people are unsure how best to behave and miss the more casual interactions that help us ‘know where we stand’. While we debate the need for hybrid working, mixing working from home with a return to the office, there is somethi...
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A-Typical Working Coronavirus/Covid-19
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DPC Guidance on Processing Covid-19 Vaccination Data - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/07/2021 As the roll-out of the National Vaccination Programme steadily progresses and with some businesses starting to plan a staggered return to the workplace, employers are faced with the question of what (if any) information they can request from employees regarding their Covid-19 vaccination status. A ...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Irish Employment Law: What We Learned Last Quarter (Q2 2021)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 05/07/2021 Legal Island's Learning and Development team have collated all of the updates we sent our 1,600+ Irish Employment Law Hub subscribers in Q2 2021 and listed some of the most important and interesting ones below. Click on the links to find out more: In the quarter where Dublin was ranked the 39th mo...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19