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Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace

Religion is never far from the headlines these days. Recently, the Irish Times revealed that despite falling Mass attendance, Ireland remains one of the most religious countries in Europe. Expressions of faith can sometimes venture outside of the home or house of worship and can find their way into the workplace. Sometimes endorsing or prohibiting such practices at work can …

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Handling Thorny Issues – Dealing with Mental Health Problems in the Workplace

Mental health problems and the threat of suicide are complex issues that can be difficult to manage in the workplace.  As one in four people will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives, it is important that employers clearly understand the importance of their role in helping an employee with mental health problems. Often employers …

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Workplace Investigations: Keeping Them Fair!

Workplace investigations take many forms and may take place for many reasons.   It is important when confronted with an issue or a complaint that the employer quickly assesses the situation and decides whether a formal investigation is necessary or not. Not every complaint or incident requires a formal investigation.  It is, however, important to be aware that there are risks …