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The GDPR Act

Practical Steps to Implement the General Data Protection Regulation Act

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation Act (GDPR) is very important legislation coming into force on the 25th May 2018 designed to protect the data rights of all EU residents. It will affect every organisation and it is vital that every employer and employee familiarises themselves with the new legislation. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in heavy fines from the EU.

We have outlined steps below that can be taken by your organisation in order to comply with the GDPR in the most efficient way;

 

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Unfair Dismissal

According to the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2015 unfair dismissal can occur in the following ways;

  • When an employer terminates an employee contract with notice given or
  • An employee terminates his/her contract with a company due to the conduct of the employer (Constructive Dismissal)

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Supreme Court Ruling – Rights of the Unborn

Recent Supreme Court Ruling: Rights of the Unborn

A seven judge Supreme Court, having heard two days of evidence, has unanimously reversed the High Court’s determination that that the unborn possesses rights under our Constitution in addition to the right to life guaranteed by Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution as inserted by the Eight Amendment. This appeal had the potential to derail the Government’s commitment to reform the State’s strict abortion laws and the long anticipated abortion referendum.

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Mareva Injunction

The Mareva Injunction

This injunction is used to restrain the dissipation or removal of assets before or after a judgment.

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Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying – Supreme Court’s decision introduces a higher threshold to be met by Plaintiff’s in establishing their claim.

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Mediation

The Mediation Act 2017 was passed with the objective of improving access to justice in Ireland. The act provides that any agreement reached through the mediation process may be enforced by the courts, offering a greater level of protection and certainty for the parties involved. Read more