Employment Law in the Public Sector

Employment Law in the Public Sector

This Employment Law in the Public Sector event is in association with ByrneWallace.

Ireland’s public sector faces particular challenges in 2020. How has Iarnród Éireann v McKelvey changed investigations in the workplace? Has Lyons v Longford Westmeath ETB effectively been overturned? What are the employee’s rights in relation to legal representation and the right to cross-examine witnesses and why might those rights still be relevant to public sector employers?

Gender pay gap reporting is getting closer and will be huge areas of risk for public sector employers this year. How might you avoid being the public sector department with the worst GPG in Ireland? How will you attract female employees with that statistic on your website? More importantly, perhaps, what actions can lawfully be taken now to get your department/organisation into a better position before the legislation is commenced?

In the light of the Nano Nagle case to what extent might roles undertaken by other employees need to be redesigned to accommodate prospective employees, or existing employees with a disability?

And don’t forget probation – We consider the more complicated issue of assessing the performance of newly promoted employees, and we consider whether in cases other than the Civil Service (where such is provided for in law) newly promoted employees might legitimately be subject to some form of probationary process.

Why is this event important for YOU?

These employment-related risks are real.

  • Do you know where to draw the line on an employee’s right to cross-examine their accuser or be legally represented at disciplinary investigations or hearings? What should your response now be in the light of McKelvey?   
  • With increased recruitment activity across the Public Service we discuss the importance of the probationary process in managing the performance of newly hired employees. And if it goes wrong? We set out what needs to be included in a Performance Improvement Plan.
  • Do you know how to calculate the gender pay gap between male and female employees, or what actions you can take now to reduce your gender pay gap before reporting becomes mandatory?

There is a fine line between getting things right and getting things wrong and the experts from the ByrneWallace Employment Team explain the pitfalls that await and guide you along the correct path to follow.

After attending you will:

  • Understand when it is a legal requirement that you may have to permit employees the right to cross-examine witnesses and be legally represented at various stages of disciplinary and grievance processes
  • Understand how to conduct an employment equality audit for gender pay gap purposes
  • Understand the extent to which roles undertaken by other employees may need to be redesigned to accommodate prospective employees or existing employees with a disability.

Who is it for?
This event is ideal for HR professionals and trade union representatives in the public sector and those in semi-state bodies.

When and Where?
9:20am - 2:00pm on Tuesday 28th April 2020
ByrneWallace Offices, 88 Harcourt Street, Dublin

Price

Early Bird Rate: €345 (deadline Friday 20 March 2020)
Standard Rate: €395
Charity/Small Company Early Bird Rate: €295
Charity/Small Company Standard Rate: €345

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Event details

Duration

9.20am - 2.00pm

Date

28 April 2020

Location

ByrneWallace Offices, Harcourt Street, Dublin

Price

Early Bird Rate: €345 (deadline Friday 20 March 2020)
Standard Rate: €395
Charity/Small Company Early Bird Rate: €295
Charity/Small Company Standard Rate: €345

Save an additional €20 if you book and pay online