Employment Law

Supreme Court rules Registered Employment Agreements Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has today (9th May, 2013) ruled that REAs (registered employment agreements) are unconstitutional. These agreements are provided for under the Industrial Relations Act, 1946. This case had previously been in the High Court where J. Hedigan dismissed the application.. The applicants are electrical contractors who in various ways, set out in these …

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Employment Law Breaches-Irish Forums for Redress of Employment Rights

There is a wide number of forums available for employees to seek to have their employment rights upheld and vindicated. These include • The Rights Commissioner service • The Employment Appeals Tribunal • The Labour Court • The Labour Relations Commission • The Equality Tribunal • The Courts • The Health and Safety Authority • …

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A Dignity at Work Policy-How Irish Employers Can Protect Themselves against Claims of Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment

Bullying, harassment, and sexual harassment claims by employees against employers can be costly affairs. While there is no express statutory legal obligation on employers to have policies covering bullying, harassment, and sexual harassment the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Employment Equality Acts together with the common law create indirect obligations …

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