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No CID Entitlement Despite Breach by Employer

In accordance with its EU obligations, Ireland was required to establish a framework to prevent abuse arising from the use of successive fixed-term employment contracts. In doing so, Irish legislation now sets out that a fixed-term employee cannot be employed on 2 or...

Compensation Awarded to AWOL Employee Unfairly Dismissed

Background The complainant had been employed by the respondent company as a Warehouse Manager for just over 18 years when he was dismissed on allegations of gross misconduct. On October 30th the complainant received a call from his wife, who was trapped in her home...

CEO Whistleblower – How Important now are Protected Disclosures?

You will have seen from the news that the Chief Executive of Independent News and Media (INM) made a protected disclosure under the Whistleblower legislation in respect of a proposed bid by the company for Newstalk, which is a radio station owned by Denis O’Brien who...

Paul McGinley urges women to ‘network to top’

Paul McGinley, the victorious 2014 Ryder Cup golf captain, has compared the challenge facing women aiming for top positions in business to his own campaign to come “from the back of the pack” to gain the captaincy ahead of better-known rivals. Mr McGinley was speaking...

Employment Appeals Tribunal finds Claimant was Constructively Dismissed

In a recent Irish Employment Appeals Tribunal case the Tribunal had to consider whether the Claimant had been constructively dismissed. The Claimant was an employee of the Respondent Company having commenced initially in 2007 as an apprentice and thereafter continuing...

Bullying in the Workplace

If you thought bullying just happens in the schoolyard you would be very wrong, and frighteningly, is quite common within the workplace. Bullying can have a devastating effect on the victim, it almost always leads to absence from work, and it is not unusual for the...