Court of Appeal Determines the Nature of Disciplinary Investigations – September 2016

The Court of Appeal on 07 September 2016 issued an important judgment on how an employer is to conduct a disciplinary investigation that may result in the employee’s dismissal.   The Employment Court had previously concluded that there were procedural flaws in the employer’s investigation and that the employer’s interviewers had asked questions differently during…

Trial Period Decision – September 2016

The Employment Relations Authority recently held that a trial period clause in an individual employment agreement was invalid because it did not specify the actual trial period commencement date.   The Authority determined this was a requirement of Section 67A.   As a result the trial period clause was invalid and the employer was unable to…