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Unfair Dismissals – Conduct; Capability; Competence - 19th October 2022

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The Linea team are proud to host this webinar.

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Our Webinar Agenda is as follows:

Date: Wednesday 19th October 2022

Time: 10am – 10.40am

Location: Online via Zoom

What is this webinar about? 

The Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 – 2015 provide that every dismissal of an Employee will be presumed to have been unfair unless the Employer can show substantial grounds justifying the dismissal. Another fundamental principle in dealing with any dismissal is that fair procedures are applied throughout the process.

The purpose of the Acts is to protect Employees from being unfairly dismissed from their jobs by laying down criteria by which dismissals are to be judged unfair and by providing an adjudication system and redress for an Employee whose dismissal has been found to be unfair.

However, to mitigate the risk against a complaint of unfair dismissal, the Employer can take steps to apply procedurally correct processes in dealing with terminations.

So, what constitutes a ‘fair’ dismissal?

What is the difference between dismissals on the grounds of conduct, capability and competence?

How is a disciplinary investigation different than a disciplinary hearing?

What are the financial and reputational risks for Organisations with an unfair dismissal?

Join us at our upcoming webinar for answers to these key questions and more, where we share our experience of supporting Organisations.

At the webinar, we will be covering:

  • Provide an overview of relevant legislation and codes including the Unfair Dismissals Acts and the Code of Practice on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures

  • Outline the Informal and Formal Disciplinary Processes when managing issues of conduct, capability and competence in the workplace

  • Key Case Law

We have dedicated the last 10 minutes of the webinar to a Q&A.

Join 100’s of HR practitioners and keep your HR knowledge and skills up-to date.


Derek McKayFounder and Executive Director at Adare Human Resource Management
Derek McKay, BBS, Chartered MCIPD, is an experienced Human Resource and Employment Law practitioner who has worked extensively in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. Since founding Adare Human Resource Management in 2003, Derek has overseen the growth of the business to become one of Ireland’s leading HR, Employment Law and Industrial Relations Consultancies. In 2022, Derek changed roles from Managing Director to joining the Board of Directors. Derek regularly speaks at seminars for companies and associations throughout the country on HR and Employment related topics and contributes to numerous publications in this area also. Prior to setting up Adare Human Resource Management, Derek worked in the Human Resource Departments in a number of multinational organisations.

This is a must attend webinar for HR practitioners.

This will be an interactive session with questions encouraged from attendees. We look forward to seeing you there!