People mentioned in instant messaging conversations, even if they didn’t take part in them, have legal rights to scrutinise them. Photograph: Getty Images

Loose lips sink ships was the famous warning on second World War posters; George Michael warned us against careless whispers; and American poet Carl S(...)

Operators of ‘Napoli Servizi’ sanitise the San Paolo stadium in Naples to prevent the dangers of contagion of Covid-19, on Wednesday. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/EPA

In the age of social media, information spreads like the most contagious of diseases. The uncontrolled, uncontrollable technology, with its plethora o(...)

The Department of Public Expenditure is expected to release guidance  on the issue of pay and absences on foot of the coronavirus for all State employees.  Photograph: Getty Images

Workers who have to stay away from work as a result of precautionary measures taken to deal with Covid-19 may have no legal rights to be paid by their(...)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has indicated that where a diagnosis of coronavirus occurs normal arrangements concerning sick absence should apply. Photograph: Getty

Nurses and midwives will be paid if compelled to stay away from work and self-isolate as a precaution due to coronavirus, their trade union has said. (...)

Chris White (right), CEO of the  NCBI, speaks to demonstrators at the strike on Whitworth Road in Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Further strike action by workers in State-funded organisations providing health and social services is inevitable unless they receive restoration of p(...)

The store manager said he had not had a complaint against him in his seven years with the retailer. Photograph: iStock

A major retail chain must pay a store manager €15,000 after unfairly dismissing him for hugging other staff members, the Workplace Relations Commissio(...)

An Garda Síochána said the Work Relations Commission are continuing to investigate to ensure compliance with employment legislation.

Ten people have been arrested over the last month in west Dublin and county Meath following workplace searches by the Garda National Immigration Burea(...)

The ruling by the Labour Court upholds an earlier decision by the WRC which the company appealed. Photograph: iStock

The Labour Court has ordered a Dublin-based safety services company to pay a former chief executive €32,300 in unpaid wages. Declan Ryan started work(...)

 Salome Mbugua: “She is a mother and is trying to provide for her family [and] be productive. It’s a denial of rights that should not be accepted at all,” she said.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has criticised the “bizarre” and “discriminatory” refusal to issue learner driver permits to p(...)

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