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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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Gross Misconduct requires Good Practice

Many companies are aware of the need to have a proper written grievance and disciplinary procedure in place.  For companies considering taking disciplinary action, the Labour Relations Commission’s Code Of Practice on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures provides guidance on the appropriate steps to take.  The steps include : An oral warning A written warning A final written warning Suspension without …