How to manage: Employers disregard legal protection for workers on maternity leave at their peril
The courts and statutory tribunals tend to take a zero-tolerance approach to any infringement of an employee’s rights in this situation
Maternity leave is very much in the news right now. For the first time in the history of the state, a serving cabinet minister has taken it.
While Helen McEntee, the Minister for Justice, will likely resume her portfolio without issue when she returns to work, many female employees encounter difficulties in doing so and they have rights and remedies to avail of in any such situation.
The starting point is the fact that Ireland...
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How to manage: Supreme Court decision to have significant impact on workplace dispute cases
The recent verdict in Zalewski vs Adjudication Officer is highly likely to ratchet up the complexity and cost of legal proceedings
How to manage: Diversity is about more than padding a board with people who look different
Our ultimate leadership goal should be the diversity of thought and inclusion of minority perspectives, regardless of what people look or sound like
This Working Life: ‘A key trait which sets professionals apart is the embracing of lifelong learning’
For Payslip’s Padraic Mulligan, the willingness and ability to rapidly learn a new skill always makes an impression
How I work: ‘We cannot treat the people we work with as resources’
In our careers and lives, we have the power to challenge the status quo or enable it to continue, says Moninne Griffith of the Belong to Youth Services