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Equality Tribunal ruling on age discrimination

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
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  • September 25 2012

A recent ruling from the Equality Tribunal confirms that an employer must be able to objectively justify setting a retirement age to avoid a claim of age discrimination

High Court refuses employment injunction arising from redundancy

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • March 3 2009

The High Court has laid down a clear marker that it does not consider the employment injunction an appropriate mechanism to deal with complaints arising from a redundancy process

Budget 2013 - redundancy rebate discontinued

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • December 6 2012

Following last year’s reduction of employer rebate of statutory redundancy payments from 60 to 15, yesterday’s budget heralded the end of the redundancy rebate arrangement in Ireland

Government announces independent review of registered employment agreements (REAs) and employment regulation orders (EROs))

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • December 7 2010

The Government has announced that it expects to finalise very shortly the terms of reference for an independent review of statutory wage-fixing mechanisms and agreements

Supreme Court ruling on registered employment agreements (REAs)

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 24 2013

The Supreme Court recently issued an important judgment which struck down as unconstitutional Registered Employment Agreements (REAs). The judgment

Employment law aspects of social media

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • November 1 2011

The use of social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn has increased exponentially since their launch several years ago

Labour Court overturns Equality Tribunal award of 40,000 for victimisation.

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 21 2011

The Labour Court recently overturned a 40,000 award by the Equality Tribunal to a Department of Defence employee who claimed he had been victimised after he submitted a claim to the Equality Tribunal that he had been discriminated against on the grounds of his personal beliefs

Child protection legislation

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 24 2013

Other recent legislative developments which employers need to be aware of include a number of legislative initiatives aimed at protecting children

Equality tribunal update sizeable awards against employers in disability discrimination cases

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • December 18 2013

2013 saw some significant awards in disability discrimination cases. In the first case, the Equality Tribunal placed an emphasis on the proactive

Equality Tribunal awards 52,000 for gender discrimination and victimisation

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • February 5 2013

The Equality Tribunal (the Tribunal) has directed that an employer pay 52,000.00 in compensation to a former employee after it held that she