Back to Basics: Employment Law in ROI

Back to Basics: Employment Law in ROI

The Back to Basics: Employment Law in ROI online course is specifically designed to give attendees a thorough grounding in the main components of Irish employment law.  An understanding of core Irish specific employment laws is more important than ever before.

This is an interactive 2 x half-day online event, delivered by a team of highly experienced employment law experts. The sessions will be supported by a comprehensive pack of notes on Irish employment law as well as a number of practical exercises throughout the sessions to help enforce learning.  The online sessions will also be complemented with access to a number of additional e-learning programmes aimed to help supplement attendees’ understanding of Employment Laws in ROI. 

What are the learning outcomes?

  • By the end of this event, attendees will:
  • Have a clear understanding of the key points and principles of employment law in ROI. 
  • Understand the concept of natural justice in disciplinary and grievance procedures. 
  • Understand the importance of following organisational policies and procedures. 
  • Be able to understand and handle common workplace scenarios, having learnt through worked examples. 

What will be covered?

  • The role of the WRC and the Irish Courts’ System for the enforcement of employment rights 
  • Basics of employment contracts (including the implications of implied terms)  
  • Working Time and Leave (including an overview on The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023) 
  • Disciplinary procedures and performance management 
  • Fair and unfair dismissals (including Employment Tribunal basics) 
  • Protected disclosures (whistleblowing) 
  • Scope of the Employment Equality Acts 

Additional Learning Aids

In addition to attending the live sessions with our experts, attendees will have exclusive access to the following e-learning programmes to complete in their own time:

  • Whistleblowing Awareness in the Workplace
  • Data Protection in the Workplace
  • Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

When and where?

This event will take place online over 2 half days; Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th June 2023. Online


Standard Rate: €445

Early Bird Rate: €395 (Ends 24th April, 5pm)

Standard Charity/Small Company* Rate: €395

Charity Early Bird Rate*: €345
Save an additional €20 if you pay when booking online

*All organisations with fewer than 50 employees or charities qualify for our Charity/Small company rate. The number of employees includes all branches, subsidiary/parent companies, boards, trusts and federated organisations.


Programme coming soon.



  • Dr Gerry McMahon
    Dr Gerry McMahon Managing Director
    Productive Personnel Ltd

    Gerry McMahon is acknowledged as a national expert in the area of People Management and Employee Relations.  He has over 40 years’ practical experience working as an advisor/consultant in the area, across a range of sectors.  He also has extensive experience working as a consultant, trainer, facilitator, team builder, negotiator, adjudicator, mediator, coach, investigator, researcher, arbitrator and expert witness on behalf of a wide range of Government departments, public sector enterprises, semi-state entities, blue chip companies, professional institutes, trade unions, staff associations, employer and community/voluntary and religious organisations.


  • Marian Jennings
    Marian Jennings Specialist in Employment & Business Law
    TU Dublin

    Marian is an experienced Law Lecturer, with a specialist offering developed over 20 years, in Employment and Business Law. She offers the combined value of a proven track record in academia together with professional private practice/in-house legal roles and significant board, governance and organisational management experience in the community and voluntary sector.  

Event details


2 Half Days: 5th & 6th June


05 June 2024




Standard Rate: €445

Early Bird Rate: €395

Standard Charity/Small Company* Rate: €395

Charity/Small Company Early Bird Rate: €345

Save an additional €20 if you pay when booking online