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AIB Official Gets €138,000.00

August 22, 2016 | biocare

The Employment Appeals Tribunal ordered Allied Irish Banks to pay a dismissed senior manager €138,384.00. In making the award the EAT described the banks decision as disproportionate as the employee concerned had 37 years of employment with the bank and that lesser penalties such as demotion, warnings, temporary suspension should […]

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CCTV v’s Employee Rights

July 22, 2016 | biocare

The Data Protection Commissioners report for 2015 highlighted the difficulty for employers regarding the use of CCTV in the workplace. Stating employers have a legitimate right to utilise CCTV cameras in the workplace the commission recorded a total of 932 complaints regarding inappropriate use of CCTV by employers with 42 […]

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Company Car Drivers at Increased Risk

June 22, 2016 | biocare

Study’s demonstrated those driving Company cars have a 30 – 40% likelihood of being involved in collisions. Speaking recently the chief executive of the RSA said the risk to drivers of Company vehicles increases with the mileage they incur. Using mobile phones whether hands free or not is regarded as […]

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Work is Good for Health

May 22, 2016 | biocare

Working in the private, public or voluntary sector is regarded as being good for your health according to occupational health physician Dr. Deirdre Gleeson. Delivering a key note address to a human resources and safety practitioners conference, Dr. Gleeson reminded delegates to remember this important fact when dealing with employee […]

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Employee Loses Appeal

April 28, 2016 | biocare

An employee lost her appeal against her employer for constructive dismissal despite findings her manager had made inappropriate comments to her in the workplace. The employee concerned made a formal complaint against her manager following discussions between them regarding the whereabouts of discount vouchers in the store where she worked. […]

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Wrongly Dismissed

March 29, 2016 | biocare

A circuit court judge rejected an employer’s appeal and awarded an employee €21,530 for being wrongfully dismissed from his employment position with a waste recycling company. The court heard the employee concerned brought ten bags of waste material belonging to his father into the Company’s recycling premises. The Company dismissed […]

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Entitled to Sick Pay

February 29, 2016 | biocare

The Labour Court determined an employee was entitled to receive sick pay in relation to a road traffic accident which occurred outside the workplace. The employee claimed the employee handbook stated the company had discretion to make sick leave payments. In overturning a previous decision of the labour relations commission […]

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Dismissal Deemed Fair

January 28, 2016 | biocare

  The Employment Appeals Tribunal determined an employee who arrived at work under the influence of alcohol was fairly dismissed by his employer.  The employee who was six times over the alcohol limit as measured in drink driving cases was suspended on full pay after he failed a breathalyser test. […]

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Coroners Court

December 10, 2015 | biocare

The Coroners Court returned an open verdict in the case of an employee who was overwhelmed by his workload and lack of support from his superiors in the workplace. The employee concerned was employed as a revenue official. The employee reported he was suffering from work related stress when he […]

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The 2015 – “ACT”

November 9, 2015 | biocare

The Workplace Relations Act which came into effect on the 1st of October 2015 is regarded as a game changer for employees and employers alike. The new act will limit the time for an employee to submit a claim to six months from the date of an alleged contravention of […]

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