Code of Practice on preventing workplace bullying in Ireland: how should employers respond?

This article reviews the main points employers should consider in a new Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work that came into effect in Ireland last month. The new Code replaces two previous documents on this topic. One had exactly the same title and the other was called the Code of Practice Detailing Procedures for Addressing Bullying in…

UK/Ireland: Labour Court highlights risk of employees checking emails outside work

An employee who regularly dealt with work email out of hours was awarded compensation in a recent decision of the Irish Labour Court. The case highlights employers’ duties relating to employee working hours and record keeping.    While the introduction of smartphones into our professional lives has meant the working day becoming increasingly flexible and fluid, the law on working time in Ireland has not caught…