How do I handle it?

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How do the courts define bullying and harassment?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 19/04/2017 “We have an employee who is alleging bullying and harassment in the workplace and we are unsure as to exactly what constitutes bullying and harassment, we also think that there may be other health issues in the background that have not been disclosed to us. How do we tell what amounts to bullying a...
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Sickness and Absence Disciplinary & Grievance Issues Wages
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The Retention of Employment Records in Compliance with the GDPR

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 16/03/2017 I have heard there are specific rules regarding retention of employment records, but I am unsure how this interacts with my obligations under Data Protection Legislation. How do I handle it? With less than fifteen months until the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force on 25t...
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Data Protection and freedom of Information Act
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HR Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/02/2017 The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR” or “Regulation”) will come into force on 25th May 2018. As part of our HR strategy for 2017, I have been asked to start assessing our company’s compliance with the Regulation from a HR perspective. How do we handle it? Today Catherine-Ellen O’Keeffe, ...
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Data Protection and freedom of Information Act
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How should we introduce a dress code policy?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/01/2017 “Much of our business is public facing and the corporate image we project in dealing with customers is very important. We want to introduce a dress code policy to ensure high standards are maintained – what issues should we look out for?” Dress codes are often used in the workplace and there are ma...
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Discrimination Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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Employment regulations for workers employed in the contract cleaning industry

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 22/11/2016 Caoimhe Heery, Associate Solicitor from Ronan Daly Jermyn considers this question: ‘I run a business providing contract cleaning services and I understand that there is new legislation in place regarding changes in employee’s terms and conditions of employment. How do I handle it?’ Caoimhe writes: ...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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How to handle sickness-related capability issues

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 10/10/2016 How do I handle it - an employee on sick leave is due to attend for occupational health assessment and I expect that they may not be fit for all of their duties. What are the key issues to watch out for from a legal perspective? The Employment Equality Acts prohibit discrimination on nine protecte...
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Sickness and Absence Policies and Procedures
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How to handle the extension of a probationary period

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 27/09/2016 "We have an employee who is due to complete their 6-month probationary period, and we would like to extend it. I am unsure about the duration of the extension and how to go about extending it. How do I handle it?" Firstly, it is necessary that the right to extend the probationary period is specif...
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Unfair Dismissal Probation
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How to Handle Serious Interpersonal Workplace Conflict

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 23/08/2016 I have become aware of potentially serious interpersonal conflict between two employees and am concerned that this may escalate into a physical confrontation. How do I handle it? Employers should be aware that liability can attach to a company for wrongful or violent acts perpetrated by employees a...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Health and Safety
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How to differentiate between an employee and a self-employed person

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 25/07/2016 "How do I differentiate between an employee and a self- employed person and what are the implications for the employer. How do I handle it?" As reported in the Guardian on 19th July last, in a tribunal hearing described as “the case of the year in UK employment law”, lawyers working for a group of ...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment
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New Statutory Changes in Vetting Requirements

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/06/2016 “I am a hospital manager and am aware from recent newspapers reports that there have been some changes made to the Garda vetting process. We currently operate under a code of practice which has been developed over the years. How do I handle it?” The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable ...
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Policies and Procedures Recruitment and Selection