Two WRC Decisions published this month make useful reading on the necessity for employees to have exhausted internal grievance procedures before resigning, in order to succeed with a constructive dismissal claim. There is also a useful summary of relevant case law in the first decision reviewed....

Statutory Sick Pay will now be available from 1st January 2023 and not in 2022 as originally anticipated, following the signing of the Sick Leave Act in July 2022....

A tailored Employee Handbook to support the contract of employment is vital in every workplace, and can greatly assist the smooth operation of a wide range of people management matters at work....

With the enactment of the Sick Leave Act 2022 due shortly, after it was approved on July 22nd 2022, all employers will now have to pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if they currently do not or do not have a comparable Scheme....

Lots of useful lessons in this WRC decision for employers in proper and fair disciplinary handling as well as making a reasonable and proportionate decision before deciding to dismiss. In this case poor procedures were very costly with €329,000 awarded....