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Referring employees for medical assessment

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • Ireland
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  • January 9 2013

In a recent High Court case, Delaney v Central Bank of Ireland 2011, which involved a referral by the Central Bank of a senior employee for psychiatric

Professional regulation bias

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • Ireland
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  • April 27 2012

In December 2011, the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed an appeal by a domiciliary midwife from a High Court decision refusing to restrain the continuation of a professional misconduct hearing on the ground of objective bias

Liability at common law of a parent company to an employee of its subsidiary

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • September 20 2011

In a recent UK High Court case a parent company was held to owe a duty of care to an employee of a subsidiary company, where the employee had been exposed to asbestos and subsequently suffered asbestosis, in circumstances where the subsidiary company was no longer in existence

Impact of the temporary agency workers directive on the healthcare sector

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • Ireland, USA
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  • September 12 2011

HSE Management who engage agency workers to cover a short-term need, such as an upturn in hospital admissions, sickness, absence or maternity leave, should be aware of the potentially far-reaching consequences of the Temporary Agency Workers Directive (the “Directive”

An overview of current whistle-blowing legislation

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • Ireland
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  • September 12 2011

Following recent instances of employees in nursing homes making disclosures to HIQA and in light of the government’s decision to abandon plans for a whistleblower referendum, it is timely to look at the legislation in force concerning whistle-blowing, particularly as it impacts upon the healthcare sector

Molly Sengupta v HSE (UD 19092009)

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 6 2011

The claimant was employed on a temporary specified-purpose contract to replace a Senior Medical Officer (SMO) who had taken a four year career break

Sick of holidays: recent rulings by the European Court of Justice and House of Lords on the Working Time Directive have implications for Ireland

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • January 13 2010

In Ireland, the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 links an employee’s entitlement to paid annual leave with hours worked

Whistleblowing

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • November 23 2009

Section 103 of the Health Act 2007, which amends the Health Act 2004, was only formally commenced on 1 March 2009

Swine flu guidance for employers

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • September 4 2009

Officially called Influenza A (H1N1), swine flu can cause serious health complications or even death in a small proportion of the population