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August 27, 2014

CASE SUMMARY: Employment Appeals Tribunal

Case No 1671/2012, heard on 6 and 10 January 2014  Unfair dismissal – summary dismissal – failure to approve annual leave – sick leave – dishonest actions – breach of trust – failure in procedures.

August 25, 2014

CASE SUMMARY: Mullen v Mullen

Judgment delivered by Cregan J on 31 July 2014, [2014] IEHC 407  Interpretation of will – intention of deceased – subjective assessment – lapse of gift – bequest operative – permission and encouragement of testatrix – failed to revoke or amend – extrinsic evidence.

August 21, 2014

Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2014

Last week, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, published the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2014.

August 20, 2014

Equality Tribunal: Z v Government Department and Board of Management of a Community School

Decision issued on 9 July 2014, Dec-E2014-050   Surrogacy arrangement – maternity leave or equivalent to adoptive leave – discriminatory treatment – grounds of gender or disability - Maternity Protection Acts 1994 to 2004 – Adoptive Leave Acts 1995 to 2005 – preliminary reference to CJEU – Directive 2006/54/EC.

August 15, 2014

Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014

The Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014 was published at the end of July 2014.

August 14, 2014

Reminder about Government e-Day

E-Day is the day on which the Government, State agencies and local authorities cease accepting and issuing cheques in relation to business operators.

August 5, 2014

Workplace Relations Bill 2014

The Government presented the Workplace Relations Bill 2014 to the Dáil earlier this week. The Bill provides for significant reform of the employment law and industrial relations system.

August 1, 2014

Ratification of ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers

The Government has made a decision to ratify the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers 2011 (C189). There are over 50 million such workers worldwide, according to an ILO study carried out in 2010.

August 1, 2014

CJEU Advocate General: Morbid Obesity may be a Disability

Kaltoft, Opinion of Advocate General, Case C-354/13 A Danish court made a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union about whether EU law explicitly prohibited discrimination on grounds of obesity or in the alternative, whether obesity fell into the category of a disability.

July 29, 2014

One Month in a Minute: July 2014

Sarah Laing summarizes recent developments in UK tax.

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