Employment

Double Employment: Disproportionate Dismissal

Double Employment: Disproportionate Dismissal

TRANSDEV IRELAND LIMITED V CALPIS [2020] IEHC 403[1] The High Court recently upheld the Labour Court’s decision ordering reengagement of a Luas Driver who had been dismissed for ‘moonlighting’ as a taxi driver. WHAT IS ‘MOONLIGHTING’? Moonlighting is the colloquial...

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Contracts of Employment: Overhaul of Sunday Premiums

Contracts of Employment: Overhaul of Sunday Premiums

In the recent case of Trinity Leisure Holdings Limited (t/a Trinity City Hotel) v Kolesnik & Anor [2019] IEHC 654, an employer was successful before the High Court in appealing the Labour Court’s decision which had previously found in favour of the two employees,...

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2019 Irish Law Awards Winners

2019 Irish Law Awards Winners

Alastair Purdy & Co. are proud to announce that we were winners in the recent Irish Law Awards 2019. For two years running, we have won “Connacht/Ulster & Munster Employment Law Firm/Team/Lawyer of the Year”. The Irish Law Awards took place on Friday, 14th...

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Retirement in the Workplace: A Tactical Guide for Employers

Retirement in the Workplace: A Tactical Guide for Employers

Introduction The phrase that “age is merely a mindset” seems to be growing in relevance as today’s aging workforce becomes more eager to work beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. Retirement based age discrimination has had a surprise resurgence in recent years...

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The Punishment Must Fit the Crime

The Punishment Must Fit the Crime

Disciplining employees can be a difficult process for any employer, especially in circumstances where the employee may not appreciate the gravity of their misconduct. However, the law expects an employer to act reasonably at all times when reprimanding employees and...

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Recent Insights

Alastair Purdy & Co passes ISO 9001 Audit for 12th successive year

Alastair Purdy & Co are delighted to announced that for the 12th year in a row, our firm has passed the ISO 9001 Audit for the 12th successive year running - a credit to all the team here. ISO 9001 is an independent, non-governmental internal organisation with a...

Deadline to register right of ways approaches – 31st November 2021

NECESSITY TO ISSUE APPLICATIONS FOR RIGHTS OF WAY A new Act was introduced in Ireland some time ago entitled the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act, 2009. This piece of legislation brought in many changes to the law relating to the acquisition of a legal term that...

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