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Employment Update: Denial of Promotion Opportunity during Maternity Leave leads to award of 824K
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • August 4 2017

Employers should note a recent High Court award of 824,000 to former army captain Diane Byrne due to breaches of equal treatment principles


Employment Update: Recruiting A Data Protection Officer? Seven Practical Considerations
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • July 27 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") will come into effect on 25 May 2018. It will introduce a number of significant changes for managing


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


The trend of BYOD: personal devices in the workplace - part 2
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • December 3 2015

In Part 1 of this two-part series on BYOD (bring-your-own-device), we considered some of the common concerns companies have when thinking about, or


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


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


To outsource or not to outsource does outsourcing trigger TUPE?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 19 2010

In Ireland, the transfer of undertakings is governed by the European Communities (Protection of Employees' Rights on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 ("TUPE" or "the Regulations"


Employment law implications of new fitness & probity regime
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • January 16 2012

Our last update outlined details of the new fitness and probity regime recently introduced by the Central Bank of Ireland (the Central Bank


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 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