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Irish employment law training

Irish employment law training

Who should attend

This Irish employment law training course is relevant to international HR managers and directors in the UK who have responsibility for employees in Ireland. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the Irish market and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people.


The Irish and UK legal systems have many similarities. However, in an employment context those similarities can be deceptive.

Irish employment law is highly regulated with over 20 relevant EU Directives, 30 domestic Statutes and more than 70 Statutory Instruments. In addition, there is the Constitution which adds an additional layer of complexity, particularly with regard to trade union recognition and natural justice requirements. Any employer embroiled in employment litigation in Ireland will find the process costly and time consuming. This very popular course will give you an understanding of some of the challenges in managing employees in Ireland.


Please note that the course programme will run over two afternoons (2 x 3 hour sessions). Day 1 will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and Day 2 will take place on a Thursday afternoon.


14:00 start; 17:00 close


  • sources of employment law
  • similarities and key differences

Getting started

  • contract for service/contract of service
  • contracts of employment and staff handbooks
  • typical benefits
  • recruitment issues

Day-to-day employee management

  • working time
  • equal treatment
  • managing absence, discipline and poor performance
  • health and safety
  • stress


14:00 start; 17:00 close

Termination of employment

  • unfair dismissal protection
  • dismissal on specific grounds
  • procedural fairness
  • dismissal on grounds of redundancy
  • injunctions restraining dismissal

Industrial relations

  • constitutional position of trade union membership
  • trade disputes
  • industrial relations institutions
  • registered employment agreements
  • information and consultation obligations

Business transfers

  • implementing and interpreting the Acquired Rights Directive
  • effects of the transfer
  • service provider transfers
  • information and consultation
  • transfer related dismissals

We note that a comfort break will be provided approximately half-way through each course.



Speaker details to follow.

Cost: £449

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

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01/06/2021 - 03/06/2021
Virtual session
14:00 - 17:00 (Local time)

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