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Recent High Court decisions on fair procedures during investigations - Can Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board already be distinguished on its facts?
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 26 2017

The recent decision of the High Court in the case of Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board is being closely watched by employers


A place for lawyers in workplace disciplinary process?
  • Philip Lee
  • Ireland
  • July 24 2017

A recent court ruling could mean that employees will be entitled to bring legal representatives to all employment investigations


Employment Update: Enforcing One Language In The Workplace - Is It Discriminatory?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 21 2017

A recent decision by the Labour Court found that a policy requiring employees to speak English in the workplace was discriminatory on the ground of


Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board - Are Employees Now Entitled to Full Fair Procedures at the Preliminary Investigation Stage? Part - 1
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 21 2017

In this latest episode of the Matheson Employment Law Podcast Series, Bryan discusses a decision of the High Court from May of this year, which held


824,794 Award For Discrimination Against Female Army Captain
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • July 18 2017

In a recent case before the High Court, Byrne v Minister for Defence & Ors, a female Army Captain was awarded 824,794 on foot of a 2016 judicial


Latest Whistleblowing Case - Local Authority Whistleblower's Claims Dismissed
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • July 12 2017

A county council employee who claimed he was effectively demoted for alleging that his employer was involved in financial irregularities has lost his


Employment Update: Justifying Mandatory Age Restrictions in Recruitment
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 7 2017

Three individuals, aged between 36 and 48 (the “Claimants”) sought to become members of Ireland’s national police force, An Garda Síochána (the


Will employer investigations now become like mini legal proceedings?
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland
  • July 3 2017

The recent High Court judgment in Lyons v Longford & Westmeath ETB 2017 IEHC 272 has rightly raised eyebrows (to put it nicely) amongst many


Employment Update: Recent Labour Court Decision on Retirement Age
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • June 30 2017

A recent Labour Court decision highlights the importance of specifying retirement ages in contracts of employment. The Court found that dismissing an


Legal Representation in Internal Employment Procedures
  • Dillon Eustace
  • Ireland
  • June 29 2017

The recent High Court judgment in Michael Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board ("Lyons") deals with the vexed question of the