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High Risk Medical Data: GDPR for the Healthcare Sector

If you are responsible for data in a nursing home, hospital, GP practice, out of hours medical service, dental practice, optician, pharmacy or masseuse practice, just to name a few, you are holding high risk data on behalf of your patients. In this article, Eimear...

Why GDPR is relevant to your business?

Tracy Walsh Client Relationship Liaison Officer, Crowley Solicitors Is it widely recognised among privacy professionals that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant privacy legislation in many years, perhaps decades. ...

Dismissal of Employee on Long Term Sick Leave

A Postman v A Postal Service, ADJ-00004485 This case demonstrates the lengths an employer must go to in order to successfully defend an unfair dismissal case for termination of employment of an employee on long term sick leave. In a decision published in March 2017,...

Workplace Bullying and Harassment in Ireland in 2017

Workplace bullying and harassment has received a root and branch assessment by the Supreme Court in the recent decision of Ruffley v The Board of Management of St. Anne’s School. The Ruffley decision is a watershed development in the history of the legal treatment of...

The use of private investigators in an employment context

The question of the use of private investigators often arises in an employment context, whether during the course of defending personal injuries proceedings, investigating potential abuse of sick leave or time and attendance policies by an employee or other internal...

Love at Work in the Digital Age

Love at Work in the Digital Age When love at work works … and what HR Professionals need to know when it doesn’t Who knows when Cupid’s arrow will strike? Will it strike though the means of a work device or an online dating service that gauges an employee’s best match...

Toolkit: How to deal with workplace absences

Pre Employment checks Do you carry out pre-employment medicals during the interview process and before an offer of employment is made to ensure that the employee is fit for the role? Do you use pre-employment medical questionnaires? If so, are they in line with Irish...