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HR & Employment Law News

  • Adare Webinar Series - Investigating – how easy it is to get wrong

    Adare Human Resource Management are delighted to invite you to our upcoming webinar which forms part of our webinar series "Employment Risks – what every Employer needs to know" which provides participants with updates on employment legislation and best practice in Human Resource Management. read more

  • Role Vacancy - HR & Employment Law Consultant

    Due to our continued expansion, we are looking to recruit an ambitious HR and Employment Law Consultant to join the team and work closely with our clients on a wide range of HR and Employment Law topics. read more

  • Here's what employers need to know about firing people on probation

    All Employees have the same rights when it comes to fair procedures and natural justice in relation to their termination of employment - including those on probation. read more

  • Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission have issued guidelines on Retirement and Fixed Term Contracts

    The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) is an independent body that accounts to the Oireachtas. It was established under the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 (the ‘2014 Act’). The Commission is Ireland’s national equality body for the purpose of a range of EU anti-discrimination measures, and is Ireland’s national human rights institution. read more

  • Workplace Relations Commission publishes 2017 Annual Report

    Inspections by the Workplace Relations Commission led to 125 prosecutions and the recovery of €1.8 million in unpaid wages last year, according to its annual report for 2017. Last year, the WRC received 14,000 specific complaints. Adjudication hearings were up 24%, and almost 2,500 adjudication decisions were issued, which was up 82% on 2016. read more

  • ESB employee who slipped and fell on stairs while collecting post awarded €110,000

    An ESB employee who slipped and fell on stairs as he was collecting post has been awarded €110,000 by the High Court. The court found Terence Morgan, who had worked with the ESB for about 38 years, did not get specific training in the task of collecting post which he had performed over a number of years. read more

  • May 2018 HR and Employment Law Newsletter

    In this month’s HR and Employment Law newsletter we covered a range of topics which included, Making Performance Management work in the Workplace, interesting case law reviewed by the WRC, and an article on Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace – what Employers need to be aware of. read more

  • Firms may have to publish details of any gender pay gap

    Firms employing more than 250 workers could have to publish details of any gender pay gap – and face sanctions if they fail to do so – by the end of this year if the Government meets its target for implementing planned new legislation. read more

  • Worker loses unfair dismissal case as alleged to have taken 202 days sick leave in five years

    A Former Local authority worker who took a case of unfair dismissal against his previous employers has lost his appeal at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). read more

  • Hotel employee awarded €35,384 after losing job while on maternity leave

    An employment law expert said today that it is high time some employers came into the 21st century when dealing with women in the workplace. read more

  • Webinar Series - Employment Risks – what every Employer needs to know

    View the Adare Human Resource Management webinar entitled "The 3 C’s – Conduct, Capability, and Competence – what constitutes a fair dismissal?" conducted by Rebecca Edgeworth, HR & Employment Law Consultant. read more

  • WRC publishes first annual Customer Survey

    The WRC published the results of its first annual customer survey. Ms. Oonagh Buckley, Director General of the WRC, said that the results are extremely encouraging and provide tangible evidence that the establishment of the WRC has been welcomed by its users and that overall satisfaction with the WRC and the WRC’s service provision is high. read more

  • DFI and Adare HRM Webinar Series - Protected Disclosures - How to handle a Whistleblowing Claim

    The Disability Federation of Ireland in conjunction with Adare Human Resource Management would like to invite you to a complimentary Webinar entitled "Protected Disclosures - How to handle a Whistleblowing Claim". read more

  • Bakery worker ‘unfairly dismissed’ for sticking chewing gum to pillar

    A worker at Joseph Brennan Bakeries who was sacked after being seen sticking chewing gum to a pillar in a food preparation area, was unfairly dismissed, the Labour Court has ruled. read more

  • GP ordered to pay €27,500 to practice secretary dismissed during maternity leave

    A GP has been ordered to pay a former practice secretary €27,500 after it was found that he discriminated against her when dismissing her while she was on maternity leave. read more

  • Adare Webinar Series - The 3 C’s – Conduct, Capability, and Competence – what constitutes a fair dismissal?

    Adare Human Resource Management are delighted to invite you to our upcoming webinar forms part of our webinar series "Employment Risks – what every Employer needs to know" which provides participants with updates on employment legislation and best practice in Human Resource Management. read more

  • Lecturer (61) wins €30k and top job in UCD age discrimination row

    The country's largest university has been ordered to pay €30,000 to an academic after it was found to have discriminated against her when passing her over for promotion. read more

  • Company ordered to pay €17k for firing employee off sick after miscarriage

    A chicken processing firm has been ordered to pay €17,000 to a woman it unfairly dismissed while she was off sick after suffering a miscarriage. read more

  • Workplace Relations Commission - Mock Adjudication Hearing - Highlights from the Event

    Adare Human Resource Management leading experts in Employment Law, Industrial Relations and best practice Human Resource Management, held a Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing on Tuesday 17th April 2018. read more

  • Irish workers in line for biggest pay hike since crash

    Irish workers are in line for their biggest pay rise in a decade, with salaries expected to grow by nearly 7 per cent on average over the next two years, according to the Central Bank of Ireland. read more