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How to move from Feedback to Feedforward – and reap the rewards

Posted in: Coaching in the Moment on 04/06/2019 “John, can you come and see me in my office at 2.30 pm. I’d like to give you some feedback.” So what do you think… is John looking forward to a chat with his boss, a bit of feedback? No! For most of us, the thought of feedback fills us with dread. Yet, as managers, we believe we are providing valua...
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HR Matters ROI
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Navigating an Insolvency Situation

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/06/2019 In a nutshell, an "insolvency situation" arises where a company's liabilities exceed its assets – a company is unable to pay its debts when they fall due. An insolvency situation triggers a significant number of legal considerations and in this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Aifric O'Dea, Associate...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation
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Review of Recent Employment Developments in Ireland 31/5/2019

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 31/05/2019 What we learned this week: The Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 was signed into law by the President on 22 May Failure to appoint 65 year old to driving role was discrimination on grounds of age Labour Force Survey (LFS) for Q1 2019 released Guinness game changer: six-month paternity leave The ...
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Investigations and Legal Representation - Where do we stand now?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 30/05/2019 The decision of the High Court in the case of Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board[1] (“Lyons”) rocked the boat in the Employment world back in 2017, where Mr. Justice Eager seemed to suggest that once an employee found themselves involved in a fact-finding investigation with the...
Case Law

James Peter Maloney v Ability West CLG [2019]

Posted in: Case Law on 29/05/2019 This case was brought by the Complainant after the Respondent decided to withdraw the part-time permanent contract of employment that was offered to him upon realising he was 65 years old. The Complainant applied for the position of a minibus driver with the Respondent in May 2017. The essential cr...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection
Case Law

Lufthansa Technic Shannon Ltd (represented by IBEC) v Services Industrial Professional Technical Union [2019]

Posted in: Case Law on 29/05/2019 This case was brought before the Labour Court as a result of the Respondent’s decision to utilise their staff’s banked hours on the 1st and 2nd of March 2018 when a Red Alert weather warning had been issued by Met Eireann. The Complainant argued that this decision was not agreed upon by staff. When...
Case Law

Jewel Star Designs Ltd v Glenn Sheppard [2019]

Posted in: Case Law on 29/05/2019 This case was an appeal brought forward to the Labour Court by the Respondent (Jewel Star Designs Ltd) in response to the decision handed down by the Adjudication Officer which awarded the Complainant €12,500 in compensation for unfair dismissal. The Complainant had commenced employment as a Produc...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Discriminatory dismissal following “Google search” of dyspraxia

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 28/05/2019 Before contemplating the dismissal of an employee with a disability, an employer should ensure that they are in possession of all material facts concerning the condition, including medical evidence, and carry out a thorough assessment in relation to the needs of the employee. In this article, Eli...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Review of Recent Employment Developments in Ireland 17/5/2019

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 17/05/2019 What we learned this week: 25% of Irish companies admit there is a gender pay gap at their firm Major national awareness campaign on sexual harassment launched British and Irish ministers have signed a deal to preserve the Common Travel Area after Brexit New Labour Court and WRC websites launched ...
Case Law

An Employee v A Tool Hire Company [2019]

Posted in: Case Law on 16/05/2019 This case focuses on the importance of bringing a claim of unfair dismissal within the requisite time frame. The Complainant was employed by the Respondent company from the 14th of October 2013 to the 5th of December 2017 when he resigned. He did not submit his claims under the Unfair Dismissals Ac...
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Unfair Dismissal Pay and Conditions of Employment