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Taking Bullying Complaints Seriously

In Bullying and Harassment, Cyber Bullying, Policies and Procedures, Uncategorized, Workplace Investigations,

Bullying Lowered productivity.  Industrial relations problems.  Litigation. These are among the potential impacts for a company if it fails to deal adequately with an allegation of bullying.  So this is no trivial matter and companies need to be adequately prepared in order to be able to take such complaints seriously. Obviously prevention is better than cure and companies can reduce …

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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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Workplace Stress: Can Your Business Afford a Personal Injury Claim?

In Bullying and Harassment, Cyber Bullying, Policies and Procedures, Sexual harassment, Uncategorized, Workplace Investigations,

Mental health conditions include stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.   In extreme cases there is also the risk of suicide. Employers have a duty towards their employees – to protect them from injury and to provide them with a safe environment in which to work. These are not un-related.  The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act of 2005 …

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‘Tis the season to be jolly’ but what if the Christmas party goes wrong?

In Bullying and Harassment, Christmas Parties, Cyber Bullying, Employment Contracts, Grievance and Disciplinary, Policies and Procedures, Privacy, Sexual harassment, Uncategorized, Workplace Events, Workplace Investigations,

In light of recent allegations involving the former artistic director of the Gate Theatre and a worldwide examination of inappropriate behaviour, sexual harassment and abuse of power by executives within the entertainment world, sexual harassment in the workplace is once again center stage for Irish employers. So what exactly is sexual harassment?   It is any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical …

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Social Networking: A Minefield for Employers!

In Bullying and Harassment, Cyber Bullying, Grievance and Disciplinary, Policies and Procedures, Social Media, Uncategorized, Workplace Investigations,

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 …