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Lessons for Irish Employers on Constructive Dismissal

In Conflict in the Workplace, Employee Grievances, Ireland, Mental Health, Personal Injury, Stress at Work,

It is typically not easy for an employer to lose a constructive dismissal – for a claim of constructive dismissal to succeed.  Why?  It’s because the burden of proof is on the employee to show that they were constructively dismissed. This is in contrast to an unfair dismissals case where the burden of proof is on the employer to prove …

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The Cost of Workplace Stress: A Guide for Irish Employers

In Employee Grievances, Ireland, Mental Health, Personal Injury, Stress at Work, Workplace Investigations, Workplace Stress,

Stress.  It seems pervasive.  It has gotten to the point now where we are taken aback when we encounter someone who doesn’t seem to have any.  But what is it?  And, in particular, what is it in the workplace? The Irish Health and Safety Authority defines work-related stress as “stress caused or made worse by work. It simply refers to when …