Are you an employer or HR manager concerned about employment-related claims by employees? Are you an employee whose employment rights are being infringed or ignored?
Employment Law in Ireland: A Guide for Employers, Employees, and HR Managers can help because it can save you time and money. If you are an employer, it can save you the expense of defending and, perhaps, losing a costly claim by an employee.
This edition has been updated to include the introduction of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in October 2015, The Protected Disclosures Act in 2014, the use of social media in the workplace, employment references, GDPR, the right to legal representation in the workplace during disciplinary proceedings, the Supreme Court decision in 2017 which clarifies bullying in the workplace, the Mediation Act 2017, and more.
For employers and employees
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.
Wide range of topics covered
Topics such as unfair dismissal, redundancy, the employment contract, health and safety, 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, 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. 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 percent of cases for unfair dismissal are lost. It has been authored by a practicing solicitor who has been an employer in Ireland since 1986.
Explained in understandable language
If you are looking for a textbook on employment law in Ireland, this is not for you. This is not an academic work. If you are looking for a straightforward reference guide to check again and again to understand employment law in the workplace on a daily basis, this audiobook should suit you just fine.
The other topics covered include the forums for redress and vindication of your employment rights, carer leave, force majeure leave, parental leave, adoptive leave, 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, and the six principal causes of employment related claims.
About the author: Terry Gorry is a practicing solicitor, small business owner and has been an employer in Ireland since 1986.