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EAT awards 15,000 to woman dismissed for printing her manager's emails
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • November 13 2014

A recent ruling by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) highlights, once again, the issue of improper use of e-mail and internet at work. A Dublin


Dismissal for eating jam tart at work upheld
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • December 9 2014

Last month we reported on an Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) case where a claimant failed in her claim for unfair dismissal after she was dismissed


Tribunal rules employee did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in regard to his work emails
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • October 14 2014

In Atkinson v Community Gateway Association UKEAT045712, the UK EAT held that accessing an employee's emails, in the course of a disciplinary


Implications of Supreme Court ruling on Registered Employment Agreements (REAs) - the impact on retailers and farm workers
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • July 10 2014

In 2013 the Supreme Court issued an important judgment which struck down as unconstitutional Registered Employment Agreements (REAs). An REA is a


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


EAT - dismissing an employee on long term illness absence
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • December 18 2013

The issue of dismissing an employee who is absent on long term illness has always been a thorny one for employers (EAT) provides some guidance for


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


Parental leave update
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • May 24 2013

The European Union (Parental Leave) Regulations 2013 were signed into law on 8 March 2013. The new Regulations provide further enhanced family


Protected Disclosures Act 2014 - a new era for whistleblowing in Ireland
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • July 16 2014

The Government recently announced the commencement of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the Act). This long-awaited piece of legislation represents


Government to publish legislation on collective bargaining
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland
  • December 10 2013

The Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore, announced at the Labour party's recent National Conference that it will honour a commitment made in its Programme for