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Articles by Jenny Wakely

Challenges for employers during COVID-19 – some frequently asked questions

Challenges for employers during COVID-19 – some frequently asked questions

This article was originally published in Hospitality Ireland. This year has seen businesses in Ireland and around the world face unprecedented challen ...

Bullying or employee management? An important distinction

Bullying or employee management? An important distinction

In this article we explain what bullying is and what it is not. Most significantly, our highest Court, the Supreme Court, has considered in detail the ...

Harassment – Employers with a dispersed workforce take note

Harassment – Employers with a dispersed workforce take note

With the ongoing challenges facing businesses across Ireland and abroad, and with many employees now working from home, and that set to continue to so ...

Sexual harassment – the WRC highlights lessons for employers

Sexual harassment – the WRC highlights lessons for employers

The Workplace Relations Commission ("WRC") annual report for 2018 contains a potentially surprising statistic that, although in general the number of ...

Are employees protected from dismissal in the first year of employment? – a word of caution to employers

Are employees protected from dismissal in the first year of employment? – a word of caution to employers

Dismissals during the probationary period are often considered to be safe because an employee will not have the requisite one year's service requireme ...

Increased protection for variable hour workers in 2019

Increased protection for variable hour workers in 2019

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 has been enacted and has been described as one of the most significant pieces of employment legisla ...

Workplace Relations Commission - Update on Key Changes

Workplace Relations Commission - Update on Key Changes

The Workplace Relations Act 2015 was for the most part commenced with effect from 1 October 2015. All employment and discrimination cases (other than ...