Are you an employer, or hr manager, concerned about employment related claims by employees? Are you an employee whose employment rights are being infringed or ignored?
“Employment Law in Ireland-A Guide for Employers, Employees, and HR Managers” can help because it can save you time and money. If you are an employer it can save you the expense of defending and perhaps losing a costly claim by an employee.
Updated in 2016
Updated to include the introduction of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in October, 2015, The Protected Disclosures Act, 2014, the use of social media in the workplace, employment references, and more.
For Employers and Employees
If you are an employee it can help you obtain your employment rights and eliminate the stress of not knowing where you stand.
Because it explains what your obligations are as an employer, and what your rights are as an employee.
Wide Range of Topics Covered
Topics such as unfair dismissal, redundancy, the employment contract, health and safety, what policies and procedures should be in place in the workplace, equality and discrimination, holiday entitlements, part time and fixed term workers’ rights, rest periods and breaks, data protection, TUPE (transfer of undertakings) regulations, temporary agency workers, young persons in work, NERA and how they operate, intoxicants in the workplace, maternity leave, other leave entitlements, payment of wages, and more are explained in easy to understand language.
Employers are understandably worried about costly claims for unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, discrimination, unfair selection for redundancy. This book helps avoid such claims by explaining the correct steps to take to prevent claims and what the employers’ obligations are.
Many employees too are unsure about their employment rights and are badly treated in the workplace. They have experienced the sick feeling in the pit of their stomach going into work everyday and not knowing whether there is anything that they can do about their treatment.
This book aims to give peace of mind and reduce stress for both employers and employees. Because it covers an extensive range of employment related topics and explains the pitfalls and remedies for redress in easy to understand language. It also explains the essential terms that should be included in the employment contract and why 80% of cases for unfair dismissal are lost. And it is written by a practicing solicitor who has been an employer in Ireland since 1986.
Written in Understandable Language
If you are looking for a text book on employment law in Ireland, this is not for you. This is not an academic work. If you are looking for a straightforward reference guide to check again and again to understand employment law in the workplace on a daily basis, this book should suit you just fine.
Other topics covered include the forums for redress and vindication of your employment rights, carers leave, force majeure leave, parental leave, adoptive leave, minimum rest periods and working time, industrial relations law and the role of trade unions, internships in the workplace and what can go wrong, fixed term contracts and the entitlement to a contract of indefinite duration, employment permits, staff handbooks, the most important policies and procedures to have, injunctions and the contract of employment, without prejudice negotiations, temporary agency workers, and the 6 principal causes of employment related claims.
If this book helps you as employer avoid one claim or if it helps you uphold just one of your employment rights it will have proven to be one of the best investments you have made this year. You can easily dip in and out on your Kindle, Ipad, tablet device, mobile phone, or PC.
Written by a Solicitor
Terry Gorry is a solicitor, small business owner and has been an employer in Ireland since 1986.