Termination of Employment

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The termination of employment is a complex legal area and can be a hazardous one for employers and HR professionals to navigate. This title clearly explains the legal aspects of employment termination, dealing with the notice that must be given, the forms that need to be filled out, the various options open to claimants and the penalties for non-compliance.

The Third Edition considers key decisions including:
- Zalewski v Adjudication Officer [2021] IESEC 24
- Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform v the Commissioner of an Garda Siochana [2017] IESC 43
- Grenet v Electronic Arts Ireland Ltd [2018] IEHC 786
- Baranya v Rosderra Irish Meats Group Ltd [2020] IEHC 56

The book guides you through important developments to employment law in Ireland, such as the changes brought in by the Workplace Relations Act 2015 and the Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021.

A new chapter dealing with the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (whistleblowing legislation) is also included.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Irish Employment Law online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Institutional Framework
Rights Commissioner
Employment Appeals Tribunal
Equality Tribunal
Labour Court
National Employment Rights Authority
Circuit Court
High Court
Practical Issues for Employers to consider in respect of each Forum

Chapter 2: Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973–2005
Notice Period
Continuous Service
Computable Service
What Constitutes Pay?
Notice to Employers
Waiver and Payment in Lieu of Notice
No Entitlement to Notice
Minimum Notice and the Payment of Wages Act 1991
Leave and Minimum Notice
Extending the Notice Period
Rights and Duties of Employees During the Notice Period
Notice must be Specific
Withdrawal of Notice
Disputes and Redress
Wrongful Dismissal and Notice
Minimum Notice and Redundancy
Minimum Notice in Practice

Chapter 3: Unfair Dismissal
Preliminary Requirements
Onus of Proof
Unfair Dismissals
Dismissals in accordance with Acts other than the Unfair Dismissals Act
Fair Dismissals
Constructive Dismissal
Surveillance of Employees/use of Private Investigators
Importance of Procedures
Reasonableness of the employer's decision
Resignation Followed by Unilateral Withdrawal
Unfair Dismissal in Practice

Chapter 4: Fair Procedures and Natural Justice: Investigations and Disciplinary Hearings in the Workplace
Procedural Fairness
Distinction Between Informal and Formal Investigation
Independent Investigators
Disciplinary Hearings

Chapter 5: Redundancy
Statutory Definition of Redundancy
Entitlement to a Redundancy Payment
Disentitlement to a Redundancy Payment
Calculation of Statutory Entitlement
Collective Redundancies
Redundancy and Unfair Dismissal
Practical Considerations

Chapter 6: Taxation of Lump Sum Payments
Part I Taxation of Lump Sums (excluding Settlements and Awards payable in Employment Cases)
Lump Sum Payments exempt from Tax
Lump Sum Payments that qualify for Tax Relief
Available Tax Relief
Taxation of Lump Sums by Employers
Time Limits for claiming Tax Reliefs
Part II Taxation Exemption for Settlements and Awards in Employment Cases
Practical Advice for Employers
Part III Tax Treatment of Legal Fees in Employment Cases
Payment by an Employer of Legal Fees in Disciplinary or similar Investigation Cases where Employment has not been terminated
Payment by an Employer of Legal Fees in Disputes concerning Employees or Directors where Employment has been terminated

Chapter 7: Wrongful Dismissal and the Employment Injunction
Wrongful Dismissal and Unfair Dismissal
Wrongful Dismissal and the Industrial Relations Acts
The Employment Injunction
Interlocutory Injunctions in Employment Cases – Their Development
When will an Employment Injunction be granted?
When will an Injunction not be Granted?
Practical Considerations – Proceedings for Injunctive Relief

Chapter 8: Discriminatory Dismissal and Dismissal and the Employment Equality Legislation
Employment Equality Acts 1998 and 2004
Prohibition of Discrimination
Sexual Harassment and Harassment
Vicarious Liability
Practical Considerations

Chapter 9: Dismissal and Employer Insolvency
Purpose of The Insolvency Act
Insolvency Legislation
What Employees are covered?
Employee Entitlements
Employer Insolvency in Practice

Chapter 10: Protected Disclosures [NEW CHAPTER]

Product details

Published 02 Nov 2023
Format Paperback
Edition 3rd
Extent 624
ISBN 9781526524508
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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