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Resolve Workplace Conflict Now: Steer Clear of the WRC!

Employment related disputes can arise in all organisations between employees or between management and employees.  And this can happen whether the environment is unionised or non-unionised.  Dealing with these disputes is challenging on a number of fronts. Firstly, resolution of such problems requires conflict management skills which management might not have. Secondly, even managers with the right skills can have …

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Prevention is Always Better Than Cure: The Importance of Getting your Paperwork Right!

The idea that prevention is necessarily better than cure long ago made its way from adage into the heart of employee and industrial relations policy. However, the legal environment in which Irish employers now operate has changed significantly and has become increasingly more challenging and complex. With recession has come increased tension in the workplace, a rise in unfair and …

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Check your Employee Disciplinary Procedures

Recently the Employment Appeals Tribunal awarded €46,800 to a childcare worker who had alleged that she was unfairly dismissed from the crèche where she had been working.  Under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007 the Tribunal found that the dismissal was unfair. At first glance there is nothing of particular note in that decision.  But if we look a …