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Revised Book of Quantum

September 30, 2016 | biocare

The recently revised Injuries Board Book of Quantum will be reviewed by a court of appeal judge prior to the books formal publication. The review follows much criticism that the Book of Quantum encourages a claims culture and promotes compensation tourism in Ireland.  It is expected the Injuries Board will […]

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Dismissal Was Fair

September 30, 2016 | biocare

The employment appeals tribunal held an aircraft refueling technician was not unfairly dismissed by his employer. The tribunal heard the technician was refueling a plane when a mobile phone in his pocket rang.  In evidence the technician claimed he did not know the phone was in his pocket and decided […]

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Food Allergen Fatality

September 30, 2016 | biocare

Speaking about the untimely and tragic death of her son Paul at the age of 38, Margaret Wilson, Paul’s mother said the jailing of Mohammed Zaman for six years for manslaughter and breaches of food safety regulations will do nothing to heal the pain of losing her son the father […]

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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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€16,000.00 Fine Imposed

August 5, 2016 | biocare

Keelaghan Wholesale Meats were fined €16,000.00 and incurred legal costs of €10,000.00 for breaches of food safety regulations. The Company were successfully prosecuted following a lengthy investigation conducted by Meath County Council and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. The investigation team discovered beef products processed and sold by the […]

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€64,020.00 High Court Award

August 5, 2016 | biocare

Mr. Justice Barr awarded a Dunnes Stores employee €64,020.00 for injuries he sustained when he tripped and fell down a stairs in the workplace. The employee stated in evidence his foot caught on a loose step nosing causing him to loose his balance and fall down six steps of stairs. […]

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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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MRSA in Milk Products

July 5, 2016 | biocare

The prevalence of MRSA – Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus has increased although media publicity surrounding this important issue has diminished. A recent control study demonstrated that potentially hazardous MRSA bacteria were found to be present in nasal swabs taken from food handlers working in a facility handling cows milk and […]

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€30,000.00 Prosecution

July 5, 2016 | biocare

A chocolate manufacturer Celtic Chocolates Limited pleaded guilty to not providing a safe system of work following an accident when an employee’s thumb was amputated. In her evidence to the court, Ms. Mariad Wall a H.S.A. Inspector told the court a week before the accident occurred a compressor in the […]

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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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