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Covert Monitoring of Employees and the Right to Privacy under Article 8 ECHR: Can these two be reconciled?

European Union, Ireland - February 17 2019 It is generally accepted that the monitoring of employees at work is intrusive. Employees have a legitimate expectation that they can keep their...

Séamus Given, Sally Doyle.


Lecturer with ‘non-PC’ views not protected by UK employment equality legislation

United Kingdom, Ireland - February 12 2019 A UK Employment Tribunal has found that those who express non-PC' views in the workplace cannot expect to claim a right to those beliefs in an...

Cían Beecher, Declan MacQuillan.


Fair procedures are required when dismissing an employee during probation

Ireland - February 6 2019 Late last year, the Labour Court made a non-binding recommendation under the Industrial Relations Acts that a hotel manager be awarded 90,000 in...

Rachel Barry, Kevin Langford.


Employers’ obligations in respect of employees’ personal data - Two cases offer some clarity

United Kingdom, Ireland - January 22 2019 Two recent decisions, one here in Ireland and another in the UK, have shed clarity on employers' obligations in respect of employees' personal data...

Louise O'Byrne, Caoimhe Stafford.


Employers should exercise caution when dismissing employees awaiting or in receipt of long-term disability benefits

United Kingdom, Ireland - January 14 2019 Before deciding to dismiss an employee on the grounds of medical incapability, an employer will have its obligation to reasonably accommodate the...

Cían Beecher, Sarah Lawn.