Terry Gorry

How To Calculate Holiday Entitlements | Calculating Holiday Pay in Ireland

Calculating holiday entitlements can be a real pain. And can lead to bad feeling and a sense of grievance if not done correctly. How do you calculate holiday entitlements in Ireland? Annual leave, like minimum rest periods for employees, is covered by the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 and is a statutory right of …

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Maternity Leave in Irish Employment Law-What You Need to Know

Maternity leave, and the entitlement to maternity leave, is provided for by the Maternity Protection Act, 1994 and the Maternity Protection (Amendment) Act, 2004. Statutory Instrument 446/1994 (Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Pregnant Employees) Regulations, 1994 and S.I. No. 51/2006 – Maternity Protection Act 1994 (Extension of Periods of Leave) Order 2006 are also highly …

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Carers Leave, Force Majeure Leave, Parental Leave and Adoptive Leave in Ireland

The entitlements to parental leave and force majeure leave in Irish employment law are conferred by the Parental Leave Act, 1998 and 2006. A natural or adoptive parent whose child has not yet reached the age of 8 is entitled to eighteen working weeks of parental leave. NOTE: The law surrounding parental leave changed in 2013 thanks to a …

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Equality and Discrimination in the Workplace in Ireland-An Overview

Have you been discriminated against in the workplace? Do you know what the 9 grounds of discrimination are? Equality and discrimination based claims to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) are common and costly  problems for Irish employers. And it is a heartbreaking situation  for the employee who has been told she must retire because she …

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