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Moving towards a “The Right to Disconnect”: A step too far?

Kepak Convenience Unlimited Company -v- Grainne O’Hara [2018] ADJ- 00008654 In a decision made earlier this month, the Labour Court upheld an award...

Irish Law Awards Winners

Alastair Purdy & Co. are proud to announce that we were winners in the recent 2018 Irish Law Awards. The Irish Law Awards took place on Friday...

Disciplining Employees

The Punishment Must Fit the Crime. Disciplining employees can be a difficult process for any employer, especially in circumstances where the...

Leave Entitlements in Surrogacy Situations

The first of the above mentioned cases was an Irish case, Z v A Government Department and the Board of Management of a Community School (C-363/12). In said case Ms Z applied for adoptive leave but was refused same since there is no express provision in Irish...

Compulsory Retirement Age

The Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011, duly prohibits discrimination in the work place on the grounds of age, however, section 34 (4) of the said Acts, expressly provides that “it shall not constitute discrimination on the age ground to fix different ages for the...

Recent Equality Tribunal Decisions Offer Warning for Employers

It must be noted that there is  no specific tort of  bullying and/or harassment in this country and thus claims have to made within existing causes of action, most of which were never designed to deal with this difficult area. One such cause of action is a harassment...

Dealing With Employees Access to Confidential Information

In essence and put simply it is information which parties to a contract or arrangement require not to be made public or disclosed to third parties. It is clear that, as stated, the aforementioned definition is very broad and in reality varies from business to...

Dismissal for Facebook post about gay marriage – Unfair

The case of Smith v Trafford Housing Trust is one such case.... Mr. Smith was a practising Christian and occasional lay preacher and a housing official with Trafford Housing Trust. The claimant read a newspaper article one weekend about gay marriage in church and...

Gardai make arrest for breach of Work Permits legislation

Section 2 (2) states:- “A person shall not employ a non-national in the State except in accordance with an employment permit”. Section 3 then goes on to state that a person “who contravenes subsection (2) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to:-...

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