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Employment Update: Right to Fair Procedures When Investigating Bullying Allegations
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • June 14 2017

In general, an employee is not entitled to be represented by a solicitor in an internal disciplinary investigation or hearing. However, in the case of


Employment Update: EAT Clarifies Whether Stock Options Should Be Considered When Calculating Unfair Dismissal Awards
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • May 26 2017

The Employment Appeals Tribunal ("EAT") recently ordered a cyber security firm (the "Company") to pay a senior director (the "Employee"


Employment Update: New Legislation to Give Enhanced Protection for Low-Paid Vulnerable Workers
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • June 1 2017

Draft proposals for new legislation which will enhance the level of employment protection afforded to low-paid, vulnerable workers have been sent to


Employment Law Update: The Gig Economy - The Future for Employers?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • February 13 2017

We look at the growing gig economy workforce and how Irish employers can engage independent workers in 2017. Up to 162 million people engage in


Employee seeks court order in relation to post-termination restrictive covenant
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • June 13 2013

The decision in question came in the case of Octavio Hernandez v Vodafone Ireland Limited 2013 IEHC 70. Mr. Hernandez worked for Vodafone from


Employment Update: Reasonable Accommodation - What is Reasonable Enough?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • April 28 2017

A recent Workplace Relations Commission decision emphasises the importance of employers’ statutory obligations to employees with disabilities. We


Employment Update: Tips for Managing Constructive Dismissal Scenarios
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • May 11 2017

Employers should be afforded sufficient notification of an employee's grievance and be given reasonable opportunities to resolve the grievance before


Guidance on Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act, 2012
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • January 9 2013

This article is a follow on from our May 2012 e-zine ‘Agency Directive Update’ which introduced legislation to protect agency workers namely the Protection


Atypical workers and your business
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • April 29 2015

With more employers embracing flexible working arrangements, it is important to understand what rights and obligations arise from different types of


Employment Law Update: Dismissal for Deliberate Manipulation of Company Policy Found to be Fair
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • March 15 2017

In a recent case, the Labour Court found that the dismissal of an employee for deliberate manipulation of company policy and misuse of the company