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Disciplinary procedures: how fair must you be?

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • December 16 2013

Many employers have lost what they believed were straightforward dismissal cases because they failed to follow fair procedures in reaching their

Employment and Investment Incentive (EII) Scheme update

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • August 15 2013

The Finance Act 2011 introduced the Employment and Investment Incentive (EII) scheme which replaced the Business Expansion Scheme (BES) originally

Legal risks associated with bring your own device (BYOD) policies

  • LK Shields
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • March 5 2013

BYOD (bring your own device) is a hot topic in the boardroom and for IT managers. BYOD involves allowing employees to use their own mobile devices

Another expensive lesson for employers

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • September 5 2012

In February of this year, the Equality Tribunal made an award of 315,000 in compensation against O’Callaghan Hotels for harassment, discrimination and victimisation of a former senior employee

"Without prejudice" conversations: risks and pitfalls

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • August 31 2012

"I'm not sure this is working out ... can we speak "off the record" ... ?"

Deal or no deal

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • April 12 2012

A settlement agreement is a very cost-effective way to avoid a law suit where an employee has a claim against their employer

Reasonableness in the redundancy process avoiding the pitfalls

  • LK Shields
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • March 30 2012

Although redundancy legislation provides certain rules with regard to what constitutes a genuine redundancy, a dismissal by reason of redundancy can be deemed unfair if the employer is not considered to have acted reasonably

Anti social networking: lessons from case law

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • February 8 2012

"Will the highways on the internet become more few?"

The high cost of redundancy

  • LK Shields
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 3 2011

A number of decisions published over the last six months indicate that the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) and the Courts appear to have little sympathy for employers in redundancy cases and will not shy away from making large awards when employers get it wrong

Alternative dispute resolution in employment disputes

  • LK Shields
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 26 2011

As the volume of employment claims increases, so too do the inevitable delays in resolving those claims