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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Equality before the Law

January 2009 - Employment. Legal Developments by Dillon Eustace.

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Employment Equality legislation in Ireland is to be found in the Employment Equality Act 1998 as amended by the Equality Act 2004. This legislation is extremely detailed but in effect makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, and membership of the traveller community. These are referred to as the “discriminatory grounds”.

The Enforcer – Coming soon to a workplace NERA you

October 2008 - Employment. Legal Developments by Dillon Eustace.

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In March of this year the Government, as part of its commitment in Towards 2016, introduced The Employment Law Compliance Bill 2008 (“the Bill”). The purpose of this article is to set out briefly the most important provisions of the Bill. It is possible that the Act which is ultimately passed may differ from the Bill but for the purposes of this article it is assumed that the Bill will be enacted in its entirety

Directors in the Dock Restrictions and Disqualification

October 2008 - Employment. Legal Developments by Dillon Eustace.

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The culture of corporate enforcement has become a very real issue for directors. In the last two years in particular there has been an increase in the number of directors who have found themselves in the High Court facing applications to restrict or disqualify them for various breaches of the Companies Acts or their general duties as directors. A restriction or disqualification order obviously has extremely serious implications for a director and any company they are involved in. This article looks at the two relevant sections of the Companies Acts and the approach taken by the Courts

Director’s Duties and Responsibilities

October 2008 - Employment. Legal Developments by Dillon Eustace.

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The duties owed by Directors to their company are many and diverse. The overriding principle of Company Law is that a Director’s duties are owed in the first instance to the company and not to the individual shareholders or employees. These duties are derived from various sources including common law, case law, legislation and the articles of association of the company concerned. A brief summary is set out below.

Departing Employees: Protecting the Family Silver

October 2008 - Employment. Legal Developments by Dillon Eustace.

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An issue which frequently arises for companies is what do if an employee goes to a competitor or decides to set up on their own in competition to their previous employer. This is particularly serious if the employee concerned is a senior person with influence over customers or fellow employees. In some cases the loss of a key employee to a competitor can result in significant damage to the business. In the financial services sector this can be a real problem due to the fact that many valuable relationships are to some extent personal between the client and the employee when a rapport and reliance on advice has built up over a considerable period. It would not be unusual for a client to deal exclusively with a particular individual within a company. Recent years have seen whole teams leave one company and go to work for the competition. As well as the obvious loss of this resource, the company may suffer from a failure of confidence amongst clients who may perceive that there may be a fundamental problem in the company to result in a mass walk out. The bigger the numbers leaving or the more influential the personnel involved, the more likely there is to be publicity whether in the general media or in more specialised publications.

The Enforcer – Coming soon to a workplace NERA you

August 2008 - Employment. Legal Developments by Dillon Eustace.

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In March of this year the Government introduced The Employment Law Compliance Bill 2008 (“the Bill”). The purpose of this article is to set out briefly the most important provisions of the Bill. It is possible that the Act which is ultimately passed may differ from the Bill but for the purposes of this article it is assumed that the Bill will be enacted in its entirety.

The Equality Act 2004

February 2005 - Employment. Legal Developments by Landwell.

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The Equality Act 2004 ("the 2004 Act") came into force on 19 July 2004 and introduced a number of important changes to discrimination law in Ireland.

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