One Day Training Course Ensuring Compliance and Reducing Risk

A full day’s seminar on recent developments in employment law and a guide to proper approaches to Claims, investigations, disciplinaries and disputes

Date: 13th February 2018

The Workplace Relations Act has generated much discussion and debate since its commencement in 2015.

Stakeholders have noted improvements in the manner in which disputes are now dealt with but have also identified problems and failings in the new system. Since its passing, numerous cases have been litigated before the WRC and the Courts that have developed various areas of employment law. The Act also radically reforms the way employment law claims are processed and adjudicated.

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This course will bring you up to date on some of the key themes and issues arising from both the enactment of the new mechanisms under the 2015 Act and from some important case law.

Employers often ask the following – legitimate – question: “how can I prevent an employee from bringing a claim against me?” The answer generally is “You can’t: but you can take steps to reduce the likelihood of a claim being brought and, if a claim is brought, you can take steps to reduce your exposure”. In this day-long presentation, Stephen Hanaphy BL and CMG will bring you through those “steps”, and provide updates on important developments in employment law and workplace relations.

This course will bring you up to date on some of the key themes and issues arising from both the enactment of the new mechanisms under the 2015 Act and from some important case law.

Some of the areas covered include:

  • Ensuring compliance with procedure: in particular, satisfying the requirement of “fairness”;
  • The handling and defending of claims taken to the Workplace Relations Commission: getting the technicalities right;
  • Protected Disclosures in the workplace: the increasingly audible whistle in the workplace;
  • The contract of employment: getting it right. Where are the most common weak areas? How can we learn from the mistakes identified in reported litigation?
  • Bullying in the work place: we’ll conduct a survey of the development of this complex area in Irish law, and consider its future in court claims;
  • Discrimination and reasonable accommodation: equipping the business for all employees;
  • Unfair & Constructive Dismissal
  • These can be very costly claims – learn the best ways to avoid disputes in these areas
  • How to ensure a smooth parting of the ways
  • Redundancy
  • Procedure for identifying the need for redundancies
  • Following fair and non-discriminatory procedure
  • Social Media in the workplace: policies and complications that can arise from “tweeting”, “liking”, “instagramming”, “whatsapping” etc!

Legal Firms , Employment Lawyers, Solicitors, HR Managers, Employee Relation Professionals, Industrial Relation Professionals , Senior Management from all public and private sector organisations, to name a few.

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.

Stephen Hanaphy, Barrister at the Law Library, Four Courts

Stephen, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and of the King’s Inns, has been practising at the Irish Bar since 2010. His expertise lies generally in the area of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on corporate insolvency and company restructuring. He has experience at, District, Circuit and High Court level of a wide range of civil disputes, and has acted for both employers and employees in employment law litigation, for creditors and debtors in debt collection matters, and for debenture holders in receivership cases. Stephen has contributed to programmes on RTE and TG4 on the subject of insolvency and mental health, and recently featured in The Irish Times in the context of his representation of restaurateurs in a high-profile corporate misfeasance action.  

Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Building situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop – 6 mins walk) several bus options (the number 11 travels from O Connell street Dublin and stops directly outside the training centre) and we are situated very close to the M50 at the Beacon Hospital corner. There are several car parks within a three minute walk from the training centre with very competitive ‘all day’ parking rates and we have a range of coffee shops (including Starbucks) as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date: 13th February, 2018

Times: 9.30 am to 4.00pm

Venue: Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €395 (Early-bird) normal rate is €425. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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If you have any further queries, please contact Ella Goodwin on – 01 293 4768.

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