Terry Gorry

Health and Safety Obligations for Irish Employers (Including Non Physical Injuries-Bullying and Stress)

Let’s be honest. Health and safety in the workplace in Ireland places very onerous obligations on employers. Health and safety law in the workplace derives from Common law and Statutory regulation. Common law Under common law there is a general duty of care owed by employers to their employees. Regardless of any piece of legislation …

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How Employers Can Safely Cut Wages or Reduce Hours Without Expensive Claims

Let’s admit it. One of the first areas that employers look to in seeking to cut the costs in the business is employees’ wages and salaries. Cutting staff wages unilaterally though can be fraught with danger. One of the fundamental terms of the contract of employment will be that dealing with pay/salary. Cutting wages therefore …

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Do You Make These Mistakes as an Employer in Ireland?

Let’s admit it. Making a costly mistake is easy when it comes to employment law in Ireland. The scenarios below are quite common in the Irish workplace. Each of them has the potential to be very costly for the employer if he/she acts on the common misconceptions contained in these hypothetical situations. My employee is …

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Sick Leave and Illness Leave in Irish Employment Law-How to Avoid Needless Disputes with Your Employees

Another bloody sick cert… Yes, it’s frustrating. You are an employer and you have had it up to the two eyeballs with these sick certs. You know he’s been seen drinking all over the parish at the weekend. And now he’s giving you this sick cert stating that he is suffering with back trouble. Sick …

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