Employment Law Books

Are you an employer worried about employment related claims by employees?

Are you an employee whose rights are being infringed or ignored?

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Employment law can be confusing for both employers and employees alike.

There is a huge amount of rules, regulations, laws, directives, case law concerning employment law in Ireland.

Even with the best will in the world, it is easy to do the wrong thing. To make a mistake.

“Employment Law in Ireland-A Plain English Guide for Employers and Employees” can help because it can save you time and money.

And it can eliminate the doubts in your mind about your situation. You will know where you stand.

For Employers and Employees

If you are an employer it can save you the expense of defending, and perhaps losing, a costly claim by an employee.

If you are an employee it can help you obtain your employment rights and eliminate the stress of not knowing where you stand.

Because it explains what your obligations are as an employer, and what your rights are as an employee.

Buy now on Amazon: Employment Law In Ireland: A Guide in Plain English for Employers and Employees

Wide Range of Topics Covered
Topics such as

  • unfair dismissal,
  • redundancy,
  • the employment contract,
  • health and safety,
  • what policies and procedures should be in place in the workplace,
  • equality and discrimination,
  • holiday entitlements,
  • part time and fixed term workers’ rights,
  • rest periods and breaks,
  • data protection,
  • TUPE (transfer of undertakings) regulations,
  • temporary agency workers,
  • young persons in work,
  • NERA and how they operate,
  • intoxicants in the workplace,
  • maternity leave,
  • other leave entitlements,
  • payment of wages,
  • performance management and performance improvement plans
  • a step by step disciplinary procedure
  • and more are explained in easy to understand language.

Employers are understandably worried about costly claims for unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, discrimination, unfair selection for redundancy.

This book helps avoid such claims by explaining the correct steps to take to prevent claims and what the employers’ obligations are.

Many employees too are unsure about their employment rights and are badly treated in the workplace.

They have experienced the sick feeling in the pit of their stomach going into work everyday and not knowing whether there is anything that they can do about their treatment.

This book aims to give peace of mind and reduce stress for both employers and employees.

Because it covers an extensive range of employment related topics and explains the pitfalls and remedies for redress in easy to understand language.

It also explains the essential terms that should be included in the employment contract and why 80% of cases for unfair dismissal are lost. And it is written by a practicing solicitor who has been an employer in Ireland since 1986.

Written in Understandable Language

If you are looking for a text book on employment law in Ireland, this is not for you.

This is not an academic work.

But if you would be satisfied with a straightforward reference guide to refer to again and again  on a daily basis, this book should suit you just fine.

Other Topics

Other topics covered include

  • the forums for redress and vindication of your employment rights,
  • minimum rest periods and working time,
  • industrial relations law and the role of trade unions,
  • internships in the workplace and what can go wrong,
  • fixed term contracts and the entitlement to a contract of indefinite duration,
  • employment permits,
  • staff handbooks,
  • the most important policies and procedures to have,
  • injunctions and the contract of employment,
  • without prejudice negotiations,
  • temporary agency workers, etc.

If this book helps you as employer avoid one claim or if it helps you uphold just one of your employment rights it will have proven to be one of the best investments you have made this year.

Written by a Solicitor

Terry Gorry is a solicitor, small business owner and has been an employer in Ireland since 1986. He helps other small business owners and their employees with their employment law and other issues.

The book is available in 2 versions: paperback and Kindle.

Both versions are available on Amazon: Click on the link to be taken to Amazon Employment Law In Ireland: A Guide in Plain English for Employers and Employees

Employment Law in Ireland: A Guide in Plain English for Employers and Employees [Paperback]

 

Employment Law in Ireland: A Guide in Plain English for Employers and Employees [Kindle Edition]

If you are an employer it can save you the expense of defending and perhaps losing a costly claim by an employee.

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If you are an employee it can help you obtain your employment rights and eliminate the stress of not knowing where you stand.
Because it explains what your obligations are as an employer, and what your rights are as an employee.

Download your copy from Amazon here.

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Not sure it’s for you?

Bear in mind that the average unfair dismissal award by the EAT in 2011 was €18,047.

So the cost of mistakes in this area can be costly.

If the relatively small investment in this book helped you as an employer avoid a claim like this, or helped you as an employee win such an award, wouldn’t it be a good investment?

 27 Irish Employment Law Cases: Priceless Lessons for Employers and Employees from Decided Cases of the EAT, Equality Tribunal, and High Court [Kindle Edition]

27 Employment Law Cases

Are you confused about what constitutes gross misconduct?

Are you clear on how to ensure fair selection for redundancy, and what the EAT will look at if there is an unfair dismissal claim?

Do you know what questions the High Court looks at when deciding whether you have suffered a personal injury as a result of workplace stress and/or bullying?

Are you aware of the tests the EAT apply when deciding a constructive dismissal claim?

Do you realise the significance of the difference between being an employee and an independent contractor? And how the Court will decide?

Did you know that a settlement agreement may not be as “full and final” as you thought?

Employment law in Ireland is complex

Employment law in Ireland is a huge, complex subject. It’s made up of common law, statute, regulations, EU directives, custom and practice, etc.

It’s perfectly understandable why you could not keep on top of it all. Especially if you are running a business, or working in a busy job.

That’s why this book will help.

Because it looks at actual decided cases, from 2010 to 2014, from the bodies who decide the winners and losers of employment cases: the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), the Equality Authority, and the Courts (the High Court).

27 Real Cases

I take a look at 27 actual cases-17 from the EAT, 2 from the Equality Tribunal, and 3 from the High Court-and look at the lessons to be learned from them. I also provide a link to the original full decision of 24 of them.

The cases cover a wide range of topics, and involve real people in real workplace situations.
Cases like

  • the ‘Stale Chicken Wrap’ case
  • the ‘Missing Jam Tarts’ case
  • the case of the public transport employee who spat at a customer who was abusing her
  • the Special Needs Assistant in a Kildare primary school awarded over €250,000 in the High Court for bullying/personal injuries
  • the fast food restaurant manager who ‘forgot to pay for his food’,
  • the security guard at a shopping centre fired for taking money from shopping centre parking pay stations
  • and more.

So, this book is not a dry statement of what the law states.

No, it takes the decisions from the actual decision makers and sees what they have to say about their decisions, how they arrived at those decisions, and the lessons you can learn from them.

Written by a practicing solicitor

It’s written by a practicing solicitor who has been an employer in Ireland since 1986 in a variety of industries.

By the end of this book, you will have a clear idea of what you can, and cannot, do as an employer. You will learn how to deal with employees on long term sick leave, and the best way to terminate those contracts on the grounds of incapacity.

Because I take a look at how the Equality Tribunal views such situations, and what the employer needs to do before he terminates.

Are you an employee?

And if you are an employee, you will

  • know what is, and isn’t, acceptable in the workplace,
  • get a good idea of the types of awards made for unfair dismissal, and personal injuries caused by bullying,
  • what a court will look for when you bring a claim for personal injuries arising from workplace bullying,
  • the tests applied by the Employment Appeals Tribunal in constructive dismissal cases,
  • how the EAT views the new legislation protecting temporary agency workers,
  • and more.

How to Carry Out a Workplace Disciplinary Procedure

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What’s included:
1. Introduction to disciplinary procedures in the workplace
2. Principles of the disciplinary procedure
3. The formal disciplinary procedure
4. Issuing warnings under the disciplinary procedure
5. Probationary employees

This is only a short book-5 chapters.

But it could save you a lot of money if you are an employer, because if it saved you from carrying out a disciplinary procedure incorrectly it can prevent a successful unfair dismissal claim against you.

If you are an employee it will give you clear guidance as to what you should expect if you have a disciplinary problem to deal with.

And whether you may have a claim for unfair dismissal on the grounds of lack of fair procedures.

Please note: you do not need a Kindle device to read these books.

You can read them on your ipad or personal computer or laptop with the free Amazon app.

Check it out on Amazon here.

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