Employment Law In Ireland-the Book

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

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

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-the Essentials for Employers, Employees, and HR Managers” 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.

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Wide Range of Topics Covered

Here is the Table of Contents: 
DISCLAIMER 2
INTRODUCTION 4
TABLE OF CONTENTS 6
CHAPTER 1-THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT 9
CHAPTER 2-REDUNDANCY 45
CHAPTER 3-UNFAIR DISMISSALS 59
CHAPTER 4-EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS-THE FORUMS FOR REDRESS 115
CHAPTER 5-THE WORKPLACE RELATIONS COMMISSION 120
CHAPTER 6-HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE IRISH WORKPLACE 124
CHAPTER 7-EQUALITY AND DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE 144
CHAPTER 8-CARERS LEAVE, FORCE MAJEURE LEAVE, PARENTAL LEAVE AND ADOPTIVE LEAVE 166
CHAPTER 9-MATERNITY LEAVE 176
CHAPTER 10-HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENTS AND PAY 183
CHAPTER 11-WORKING TIME AND MINIMUM REST PERIODS 198
CHAPTER 12-PART TIME WORKERS 206
CHAPTER 13-NERA-THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS AUTHORITY 213
CHAPTER 14-TUPE-THE TRANSFER OF UNDERTAKINGS DIRECTIVE AND REGULATIONS 217
CHAPTER 15-THE PAYMENT OF WAGES 251
CHAPTER 16-DATA PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE 265
CHAPTER 17-FIXED TERM CONTRACTS 271
CHAPTER 18-TRADE UNIONS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS LAW 299
CHAPTER19-INTERNS IN THE WORKPLACE-6 TIPS FOR INTERNSHIPS AND THE KEY ISSUES 306
CHAPTER 20-HOW TO DEAL WITH INTOXICANTS AT WORK 311
CHAPTER 21-YOUNG PERSONS IN EMPLOYMENT 314
CHAPTER 22-EMPLOYMENT PERMITS 317
CHAPTER 23-STAFF HANDBOOKS 319
CHAPTER 24-INJUNCTIONS AND THE CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT 325
CHAPTER 25-THE 6 PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF ACTION IN EMPLOYMENT RELATED CLAIMS 329
CHAPTER 26-WITHOUT PREJUDICE NEGOTIATIONS 333
CHAPTER 27-TEMPORARY AGENCY WORKERS 336
CHAPTER 28-A STEP BY STEP DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE-FROM VERBAL WARNING TO DISMISSAL 341
CHAPTER 29-PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLANS 348
CHAPTER 30-THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE 353
CHAPTER 31-EMPLOYMENT REFERENCES 364
CHAPTER 32-REGISTRATION OF EMPLOYERS 368
CHAPTER 33-THE PROTECTED DISCLOSURES ACT, 2014-WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WHISTLEBLOWING 371
CHAPTER 34-THE RIGHT TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN THE WORKPLACE DURING DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS 379
CHAPTER 35-THE MEDIATION ACT, 2017 387
CHAPTER 36-GDPR (THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION) 392
CHAPTER 37-2 TIPS FOR EMPLOYEES 410
CHAPTER 38-TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS 415
CHAPTER 39-BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE-SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES 419
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 425

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.

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.

Both Kindle and Paperback Updated in December, 2018

I updated this book at Christmas, 2018 and added new chapters dealing with

  • GDPR
  • the Mediation Act, 2017
  • the right to legal representation in the workplace during disciplinary proceedings, a Court of Appeal decision clarifies
  • my best tips for employers
  • my best tip for employees
  • the Supreme Court clarification in an important decision in relation to bullying in the workplace in the Una Ruffley V Board of Management of a primary school in Kildare

Paperback and Kindle Versions

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

Both versions are available on Amazon
Employment Law in Ireland: The Essentials for Employers, Employees, and HR Managers

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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.

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The cost of mistakes in this area can be costly.

There have been some costly awards made by the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court in the last 12 months, especially in relation to unfair dismissal and discrimination.

Smaller claims, when you add them all up, can quickly amount to a significant amount of money.

Throw in the cost of representation from a HR or legal professional and it can be an expensive but necessary step to defend claims against you.

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?

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 and who is involved in advising and representing in employment claims and disputes every week of the year.

By the end of this book, you will have a clear idea of what you can, and cannot, do as an employer or HR professional.

As an employee you will have clarity about your rights as an employee in the Irish workplace.

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Terry Gorry Solicitor

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