Sean McHugh, from Barna, Co Galway, is taking a case for unfair dismissal against his former employer AIB, alleging he was fired after making complaints about his manager. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A senior AIB bank official has told an unfair dismissals hearing he had an “open mind” in assessing disciplinary charges against a manager who claims (...)

The restructuring in Ireland is part of a wider refocus by RSA at international level. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ireland’s biggest insurance company RSA expects to return to profit in 2016 after three years of heavy losses following the emergence of financial iss(...)

The employment law expert noted that in the case of a resignation, unless there is a clause in the contract specifying certain terms, the employee has no automatic entitlement to a package. Photograph: The Irish Times

Negotiations over severance pay are typically capped at two years’ remuneration, an Irish employment law expert has said. Patrick Walshe, a partner w(...)

Most people don’t lodge their work-related employment claims immediately, but the clock starts ticking from the time of the incident, not when the complaint is made. Unless workers have a very good reason for a delay, six months is going to be a hard deadline in most cases

The creation of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has been called the biggest change to industrial relations and employment rights in 70(...)

Betty O’Connor has taken an unfair dismissals case against Donabate Golf Club. Photograph: Getty Images

Banks were “micro-managing” a north Dublin golf club which found itself in financial crisis and demanded that it make two staff redundant, an Employme(...)

A Childline operator who allegedly slept for hours during shifts is challenging her dismissal for alleged gross misconduct, an Employment Appeals Tribunal has heard.

A Childline operator who allegedly slept for hours during shifts is challenging her dismissal for alleged gross misconduct, an Employment Appeals Trib(...)

“Introducing simpler and more cost-effective methods of enforcing awards must  be commended.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Workplace Relations Act 2015 which came into effect last month is intended to reform the employment law landscape in Ireland. Its aim is to delive(...)

A McDonald’s manager was sacked after €1,700 went missing from a safe she left unlocked and unattended, a tribunal has heard. Photograph:  PA

A McDonald’s manager was dismissed after €1,700 went missing from a safe she left unlocked and unattended, a tribunal has heard. Diana Jelisejeva took(...)

Thornton’s Restaurant at the Fitzwilliam Hotel on St Stephen’s Green. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A woman has claimed she was unfairly dismissed from award-winning Thornton’s Restaurant in Dublin for being pregnant. Chef Kevin Thornton, whose rest(...)

The Employment Appeals Tribunal, pictured above, awarded Deirdre Taaffe just under €25,000 compensation which her brother Donal Taaffe had appealed.

Dublin solicitor Donal Taaffe, who conceded in the Circuit Civil Court on Wednesday that he had unfairly sacked his sister from his legal practice, ha(...)

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