Bullying in Ireland

Definition There is no statutory definition of bullying. Bullying is defined under specific Codes of Practice including the Code of Practice on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures, ...

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Coaching and Mentoring

What are coaching and mentoring? Coaching and mentoring are development techniques based on the use of one-to-one discussions to enhance an individual’s skills, knowledge or work performa...

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Contracts of Employment

What constitutes a contract of employment? A contract of employment is an agreement between an employer and employee which constitutes a legally binding contract. The term is defined by the Emplo...

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

What is corporate responsibility? The area of corporate responsibility (CR) has developed with the recognition that organisations’ operating activities impact on society, the environmen...

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Data Protection and Employment Law in Ireland

The law The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (the Acts) govern how data protection impacts on Irish employment law. General principles Data protection law controls how personal da...

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Discipline and Grievance Procedures in Ireland

Code of Practice The Labour Relations Commission has published a Code of Practice on Grievance and Discipline Procedures (Code of Practice SI No 146 of 2000) which was given statutory footi...

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Dismissal Law in Ireland

What constitutes 'dismissal' in Irish law? There are two types of dismissal recognised in Irish law: unfair dismissal - governed by the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2007. ...

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