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Religious Observance in the Workplace

With an increasingly diverse workforce many employers have difficulty in dealing with requests for time off to observe religious holidays and other workplace issues related to religion and beliefs.

English Language Policies In The Workplace

A recent case where two Polish nationals claimed they had been discriminated against by their employer McDonalds because they were required to use English at all times at work provides some helpful guidance on how employers can legitimately implement a common language policy in their workplaces. (Ref Dec-E2015-072)

Recruitment Guidelines for Employers

The old cliche that any business is only as good as its people is certainly true but in practice recruitment activity is often carried out in an unstructured and haphazard manner. Spending time on effective and structured recruitment activities will ensure that employers have the right people in place in their business and do not have to spend unnecessary time and money dealing with the impact of poor recruitment decisions and lack of productivity.

€18,000 Awarded To Waitress for Discrimination Due to Disability

In a recent case published by the Equality Tribunal in March 2015, it was determined that a waitress had not resigned her position when suffering from depression and a black out for a number of days and that her employer had discriminated against her on grounds of her disability and failed to provide reasonable accommodation.

When Will An Extension Be Granted to Time Limit To Bring Employment Claim ?

The Labour Court determined in a recent referral (ref EET 146) that medical evidence supplied by the claimant provided sufficient grounds to allow her to bring a complaint under the Employment Equality Acts 1998 - 2011 despite lodging her complaint three days late.

€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?

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