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Employers Questions Answered on Instagram!

Join our employment law expert Joe Bolger on Instagram Live where he will be answering questions from the Irish Hair Federation. Questions on redundancies, employees refusing to return to work, childcare, high risk employees etc will all be answered. The Live interview will be available for 24 hours from 1pm on Tuesday the 23rd June! [...]

By |2020-06-23T12:40:10+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Construction, Covid-19, Employment Law, Forms, Health and Safety, Labour Court Cases, News, Uncategorized, WRC Cases|Comments Off on Employers Questions Answered on Instagram!

Lean Business Continuity Voucher for ESA Management OR Training!

Lean Business Continuity Voucher Overview The Lean Business Continuity Voucher is available to eligible companies to access up to €2,500 in training or advisory services support related to the continued operation of their businesses during the current pandemic. The voucher may be used to obtain services from ESA. The services may be in the form of [...]

By |2020-06-09T14:02:17+00:00June 9th, 2020|Construction, Covid-19, Employment Law, Forms, Health and Safety, Labour Court Cases, News, Uncategorized, WRC Cases|Comments Off on Lean Business Continuity Voucher for ESA Management OR Training!

Covid-19 Response Pack

It is difficult trying to manage your business right now in tandem with navigating the ever-evolving Covid-19 safety requirements. ESA have developed a response pack containing a template structure to allow you ensure your business is incorporating current best practice. We also offer a host of online courses including infection control, safety representative training, first [...]

By |2020-05-29T10:32:11+00:00May 29th, 2020|Construction, Covid-19, Employment Law, Forms, Health and Safety, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Covid-19 Response Pack

Financial Support for Businesses

Employers may not be aware that there are some financial supports available to assist them maintain their businesses going forward. Your Local Enterprise office has applications for: 1. a €2,500 grant to develop your website to accommodate the new way in which you carry out business; and 2. an interest free loan option of €50,000. [...]

By |2020-05-06T12:25:55+00:00May 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Financial Support for Businesses

Vehicle-Related Workplace Deaths

Vehicle-related workplace deaths Vehicles have become a major cause of workplace deaths, despite the best efforts of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and HSA. The HSA reported 39 work-related fatalities in 2018, down from 48 in 2017 ─ a 19% decline. Despite the decline, the main dangers last year still came from vehicles in [...]

By |2020-03-25T14:21:25+00:00January 21st, 2020|Health and Safety, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vehicle-Related Workplace Deaths

Receptionist screams and sends threatening emails €3,520

Receptionist fired after 'screaming' at client and sending them threatening emails awarded €3,520 damages A RECEPTIONIST at a commercial vehicle testing centre has been awarded €3,520 in compensation for unfair dismissal. The woman was sacked after sending threatening emails and texts to a customer and his wife. An adjudication hearing of the Workplace Relations Commission [...]

By |2019-10-24T13:46:09+00:00October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Receptionist screams and sends threatening emails €3,520

Engineer ‘fired on the spot’ over stammer wins €15,000 payout

A design engineer for an agricultural machinery manufacturer who was discriminatorily dismissed over his stammer has been awarded €15,000 compensation. The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ordered the unnamed firm to pay the worker €15,000 after finding the company discriminated against him on the grounds of his disability - a severe speech impediment. In his findings, [...]

By |2019-10-03T13:16:35+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Engineer ‘fired on the spot’ over stammer wins €15,000 payout

Bus Éireann ordered to pay driver €10,200 over constructive dismissal

Driver given a choice by a boss to retire or be fired after incident with elderly passenger A long-serving Bus Éireann bus driver said he has been left “deeply traumatised” over the manner of his constructive dismissal by the national bus firm. Dan Fitzpatrick was today speaking after the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) found he [...]

By |2019-09-27T14:04:06+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bus Éireann ordered to pay driver €10,200 over constructive dismissal

Can you lodge a claim before the WRC while on notice but not yet dismissed

Can you lodge a claim before the WRC while on notice but not yet dismissed And what is the true cost of say a €20k award The Simple answer is YES. A recent case was concluded where the Complainant received €20,000.00 for unfair dismissal. The Respondent argued that the complaint had been submitted on 5 [...]

By |2019-09-27T09:20:33+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can you lodge a claim before the WRC while on notice but not yet dismissed