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How to Regulate the Staff Christmas Party Without Seeming Like a Grinch

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 05/12/2016 'Tis the season to be jolly and the office Christmas party is almost upon us! For most staff, this is a highlight of the work year, a reward for their hard work, a chance to let their hair down and enjoy themselves with their colleagues- rightfully so! However, the Christmas party can also sometim...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Policies and Procedures
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To ask or not to ask - requesting details of illnesses in sick certificates

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 08/11/2016 In a recent case before the Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”), an Adjudicator awarded €18,000 (approximately six months’ salary) to a sales rep who had been discriminated on the ground of disability. The Adjudicator found that the sales rep had been discriminated against when he was dismissed...
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Sickness and Absence Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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WRC: Dismissal on the Grounds of Incapacity Held to be Discriminatory

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 01/11/2016 A recent decision of Workplace Relations Commission[1] (the “WRC”) underlines the importance for employers of properly managing dismissals on the grounds of an employee’s incapacity to work. Equally, where it is apparent that the real reason for a dismissal is an employee’s perceived incapacity, th...
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3 Steps to Protect your Organisation from Equality & Discrimination Claims

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 28/10/2016 Have you ever sought legal advice on an equality/discrimination claim just in against your organisation and immediately started to worry? Worry that is, not about the claim itself, but the size of the frown you’ll see when you have to admit to your legal adviser that you really did do very little p...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Budget 2017 and Employment Taxes

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 14/10/2016 It was, of course, Budget week and our friends at Mazars have provided us with the following information on Budget 2017 and employment taxes: Budget 2017 contained the following measures from an employment tax perspective: No changes to income tax rates and bands; USC rates and bands changes: T...
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Spent Convictions Act 2016 - What It Means For Employers

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 18/03/2016 After a number of years in the offing, the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act, 2016 (“the Act”) was signed into law in February of this year. The Act is scheduled to be commenced in April 2016, although the current political hiatus may delay its introduction. The Act w...
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The Age Old Question of Retirement Ages

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 19/02/2016 In a hugely significant development from an employment law perspective, a new piece of legislation, the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2015 has been commenced, with effect as and from 1st January last. This legislation makes a number of amendments to our existing employment equality legis...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Social Media in the Workplace - Top Ten Legal Considerations

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 01/02/2016 Social media has revolutionised our daily business and interaction with each other. It is reported that almost one third of the world’s population has an active social media account. Facebook alone surpassed 1.55 billion monthly active users in the latter half of 2015. It is hardly surprising there...
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Your Questions Answered

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 18/12/2015 Jennifer Cashman, Partner, from Ronan Daly Jermyn considers questions which came up at Legal-Island's recent Annual Review of Employment Law. This email is the second in a short series of Q&A articles which provide brief answers to your questions. In this email, we focus on questions surroundin...
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Protected Disclosures (Whistleblowing) - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 04/12/2015 In this article, we focus on questions surrounding protected disclosures (whistleblowing). With reference to protected disclosure, if allegations prove to be unfounded and are in fact vexatious, what scope is there for disciplinary measures, particularly if the wrongfully accused person invokes the...