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How Far Does Employer Duty Of Care Go When It Comes To Mental Health Issues?

In Employment Law Compliance, Mental Health, Stress at Work, Uncategorized, Workplace Stress,

The annual Time to Talk Day takes place on Thursday February 6th this year. Its aim is to raise awareness of mental health issues and encourage open conversations about such issues. In late 2018, the Irish Times reported that Ireland had “one of the highest rates of mental health illness in Europe”. Joint third, in fact. Mentalhealthireland.ie states that one …

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When Love Breaks Down In The Workplace: A Guide for Irish Employers

In Bullying and Harassment, Conflict in the Workplace, Employee Grievances, Investigations, Stress at Work, Workplace Conflict, Workplace Investigations,

Relationships – we all have them. We all have familial relationships – and most of us also have romantic/sexual relationships. And, for better or for worse, these relationships occur in the workplace. It could be a small business run by a husband and wife team. Or a business where offspring are employed by parents. Or where romance blossoms between 2 colleagues. Or a relationship develops between a subordinate and a superior – whether that superior is married or not. The possibilities are endless – just like in life outside the workplace

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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 …