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Social Networking: A Minefield for Employers!

Social media networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Instagram have become major and influential social communication tools. According to a recent social media and employment survey carried out by William Fry Solicitors, 81% of Irish employees’ access social media sites while at work – with the average worker spending approximately 56 minutes per day on such sites.  These …

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Representation for Employees at a Disciplinary Hearing

Workers in Ireland have the right to representation at disciplinary hearings.  The Labour Relations Commission has produced a Code Of Practice or COP on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures that enshrines this right in law. The COP states that its principles and procedures “should apply unless alternative agreed procedures exist in the workplace which conform to its general provisions for dealing …