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Zero hour contracts are part of a failed business model – Moran

Businesses will have to find new models of work practices to end the casualisation of work.

Employers urged to be extra vigilant with young workers on summer jobs

With the summer holidays now under way for thousands of students around the country, the Health and Safety Authority is urging employers to be extra vigilant when it comes to taking on young workers for the summer.

Employment law

I read recent media reports about an insolvent business which closed, leaving its employees short on wages. I fear that I may be in a similar situation shortly as my employer’s business is very weak at present. My colleagues and I are owed several weeks wages and I am concerned that my employer will simply be unable to pay my colleagues and I what we are owed. Is it true that a Government-backed fund exists which would come to my aid if my employer closes leaving me short on wages?

Bullying allegation dismissal claim rejected

A man who claimed he was forced to resign from an Athlone firm because of bullying by his boss lost his appeal to the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) when it was shown he had been given lesser duties at the same pay after having made an earlier complaint about stress.

No show for nursing home boss grants employees automatic compensation

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A Kilkenny nursing home director once again failed to appear at an Employment Appeals Tribunal in Kilkenny to offer any defence in a case involving staff at the home.

AIT bricklaying lecturer fails over High Court injunction

An AIT lecturer has this week failed to get a High Court injunction restraining Athlone Institute of Technology from terminating his employment.

Sleeping security guard gets nearly €2k after firing procedures not followed

A man who worked as a security guard during the construction of the N6 between Athlone and Galway and was fired when he was found asleep in his car by a supervisor in the early hours, was awarded a total of €1,860 at the most recent sitting of the Employment Appeals Tribunal in Athlone which found he had his job terminated without due process.

Nissan pay for dismissal

A car salesman whose redundancy was blamed on the recession by his former employers, was awarded €7,800 after an employment tribunal deemed his dismissal unfair.

Voice employee wins dismissal case

A woman who was made redundant by The Athlone Voice last year was awarded €15,000 by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) at its most recent sitting in Athlone after it heard how the person who made the selections no longer worked for the company and wasn’t available to give evidence.

Man who barked at colleague loses unfair dismissal case

An unfair dismissal hearing was told this week that a Craughwell man had “barked” at a work colleague who was involved in court proceedings over noise levels from a neighbour’s dog.


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