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€81,000 Awarded for Workplace Discrimination

A female lecturer was awarded over 80k compensation when the Equality Tribunal determined that she had suffered gender and disability discrimination for almost 10 years in a male dominated working environment.

Work Place Dress Codes

Are they necessary and what are the potential issues that can arise when introducing a dress code in the work place?

Dismissal for Using Bad Language Deemed Unfair

When is dismissal a valid first and final disciplinary sanction? In a recent case (UD 1525/2012) a customer service rep for a waste re-cycling company who had used expletives and offensive language with her colleagues was awarded €12,500 for unfair dismissal

Constructive Dismissal

An employee was successful in her recent claim for unfair dismissal on grounds of constructive dismissal because her employer failed to deal with complaints of bullying she had raised against a colleague.

What is Force Majeure Leave ?

Entitlement to paid Force Majeure leave is often misunderstood by both employers and employees and is only available in very limited circumstances and for a limited number of days.

Redundancy Do's & Dont's

Whilst we are not experiencing the same level of redundancies of late as in recent years the EAT still takes a dim view of employers who don't fall due process and procedure when terminating employment due to redundancy.

Dismissal During Probationary Periods - Is it Safe?

Probationary periods are a very useful tool and an important part of the selection process, provided used properly. However, their mis-use can be costly. Learn some useful tips to avoid problems in this area.

Employee Dismissed for use of Mobile Phone !

A fair ground operator who was dismissed for using his mobile phone whilst operating a fairground ride was unfairly dismissed and awarded €4,000.

Employers Succesfully Defend Unfair Dismissal Claims

Whilst some of the more interesting cases that I report on relate to employers losing unfair dismissal cases in the EAT, there are also plenty of cases where employees are not successful in bringing an unfair dismissal claim. Here are two of them for your review.

Public Holiday Entitlement

As the fifth bank holiday of 2014 approaches, I thought it would be useful to remind you about how public holiday entitlement applies to employees.

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