Employment Law, 2nd Edition by Frances Meenan

Employment Law

The new edition of Employment Law comprises a diverse range of sources which make up this body of law, namely contract, tort, public, constitutional, statute, EU and case law. The new edition provides an extensive commentary on all aspects of employment law (to include industrial relations law).

New to this Edition:

  • Workplace Relations Acts 2015 to 2021 and procedures at the WRC post Zalewski v Workplace Relations Commission [2021] IESC 24
  • Protected Disclosure Acts 2014 and 2022 and recent case law to include Baranya v Rosderra Irish Meats Group Ltd [2021] IESC 77 and Barrett v Commissioner of An Garda Síochána [2022] IEHC 86
  • The evolving employment relationship: the so-called "gig economy"
  • Asylum seekers and the right to work: NHV v Minister for Justice and Equality [2017] IESC 35
  • The contract of employment and public policy: Sobhy v Chief Appeals Officer [2021] IESC 81
  • Definition of a "fixed-term employee": Health Service Executive v Power [2022] IESC 17
  • Right to earn livelihood: White v Bar of Ireland [2016] IECA 363
  • Payment of wages: the Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and Gratuities) Act 2022
  • Developments in relation to the statutory minimum wage and the "living wage"
  • Sick Leave Act 2022 and statutory sick pay
  • Collective agreements: Reid v Health Service Executive [2016] IESC 8
  • Data protection and the contract of employment
  • "Privatisation" and the contract of employment
  • Public procurement and employment
  • Hours of work: new work arrangements
  • Industrial relations and the extension of the right to strike
  • Labour Court recommendations: Mullally v Labour Court [2016] IECA 291
  • Directive (EU) 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU
  • Pay transparency and the gender pay gap: Commission Recommendation 2014/124/EU on pay transparency, and the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021
  • Employment equality developments - religious symbols in the workplace - G4S Secure Solutions (C-157/15) and Bougnaoi and Abbh (C-188/15)
  • Equality - Practice and Procedure - County Louth VEC v Equality Tribunal [2016] IESC 40
  • Family leave: developments in respect of new forms of family leave, and Directive (EU) 2019/1158 on work-life balance for parents and carers
  • Bullying and harassment: Ruffley v Board of Management of St Anne's School [2017] 2 I.R. 596
  • Disciplinary procedures: Conway v Health Service Executive [2016] IEHC 73
  • Suspension: O'Sullivan v Health Service Executive [2022] IECA 74
  • Whether an acquittal acts as an estoppel for initiating disciplinary procedures - McKenna v Commissioner of An Garda Síochána
  • Insolvency: Glegola v Minister for Social Protection [2017] IECA 37, Brady v Minister for Social Protection [2019] IECA 178 and recent cases on pension schemes
  • Protection of Employment Act 1977: Foley v Workplace Relations Commission [2016] IEHC 585
  • Judicial review: Garda Representative Association v Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform [2016] IECA 18, Miley v Employment Appeals Tribunal [2016] IESC 20
  • About the Author

    Frances Meenan is a Senior Counsel at the Bar of Ireland and has also been called to the Bar of Northern Ireland. She practises in the area of employment law. She has published extensively in the area of employment and industrial relations law. Her previous publications include Employment Law, 1st edn (Round Hall, 2014) and First Supplement to the First Edition (2015); Working within the Law, 1st edn (Oak Tree Press, 1994) and 2nd edn (1999) and many articles published in various legal journals. A graduate of UCD B.Comm., M.B.S., Dip. Arb., the Law Society of Ireland and the King's Inns; she is also an accredited mediator (CEDR).

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 - The Development of Employment Law: An Overview
    Chapter 2 - The Employment Relationship
    Chapter 3 - Pre-Employment Matters
    Chapter 4 - The Contract of Employment
    Chapter 5 - Agency Workers
    Chapter 6 - Temporary, Fixed-Term and Part-Time Employment
    Chapter 7 - Collective Bargaining
    Chapter 8 - Trade Disputes
    Chapter 9 - Remuneration
    Chapter 10 - Working Time
    Chapter 11 - Holidays
    Chapter 12 - Employment Equality
    Chapter 13 - Family Leave
    Chapter 14 - Protected Disclosure and Employment
    Chapter 15 - Employment Consultation, Participation and Partnership
    Chapter 16 - Transfer of an Undertaking
    Chapter 17 - Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
    Chapter 18 - Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
    Chapter 19 - Termination of the Contract of Employment
    Chapter 20 - Statutory Unfair Dismissal
    Chapter 21 - Statutory Redundancy
    Chapter 22 - Employer Insolvency and Guaranteed Payments
    Chapter 23 - Taxation of Awards and Settlements
    Chapter 24 - Practice and Procedure in Employment Rights Bodies
    Chapter 25 - Employment Equality Claims
    Chapter 26 - Injunctions and Employment
    Chapter 27 - Practice and Procedure in Employment Applications in the Superior Courts

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