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To Party or Not ?

With the Xmas Workplace Party season well and truly getting underway this weekend, attention once again turns to the potential costs and serious implications of when things go wrong, often when too much alcohol has been consumed. Some companies are now avoiding the Xmas Party altogether with others introducing Sober Chaperones !. But is this necessary and what practically should employers be doing to ensure that everyone can have a good time and that they don't end up paying for more than a few nibbles !

Trouble At The Christmas Party !

With the Christmas party season about to get underway this weekend, employers need to be aware of the potential costs of not dealing correctly with issues that may arise during workplace social events.

What steps should employers take to ensure that they can defend a sexual harassment claim?

In a recent determination published by the Labour Court (EDA175) the necessity for all employers regardless of size to have in place a written policy on harassment in the workplace was once again stressed.

€7k awarded to dismissed pregnant fast food worker

In case (DEC - E2016 - 058) a fast food worker who was dismissed after completing two months of her probationary period was found to have been discriminated against on grounds of gender due to being dismissed after informing her employer she was pregnant. Claims of harassment and sexual harassment were not upheld.

Harassment In The Workplace

This article gives a brief overview of the current legal position in respect of harassment in the workplace and the basis on which harassment can amount to discriminatory treatment under the Equality Acts.

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