Redundancy and Dismissal: Hints, Tips and Solution-Focused Answers for Employers

Tue 5 December 2017

Morrison Hotel Lower Ormond Quay Dublin 1

Answers to 15 Thorny Questions: Directly from 7 of Ireland's Sharpest Lawyers

5hrs CPD

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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Chairman's Introduction

    Redundancy and Dismissal: Hints, tips and solution-focused answers for employers

    Chaired by: Patrick Walshe of Philip Lee Solicitors

  3. Fraudulent sick leave

    How do you lawfully evidence when an employee is taking fraudulent sick leave, i.e. pulling a sickie?

    Can you rely on a Facebook screen-shot of an employee actively partying or playing sport as evidence of misconduct and grounds for dismissal?

    Answered by: Duncan Inverarity of A&L Goodbody.

  4. Absence Issues, Management and Performance

    How do you manage an employee whose underperformance is driven by absence?

    In the case of disability, are you expected to tolerate the underperformance so as not to exacerbate the illness?

    Answered by: Gill Woods of Hayes Solicitors

  5. Morning coffee

  6. ​Redundancy selection

    How do you implement a valid redundancy and selection process?

    How do you balance (1) objective factors, (2) the outcome of HR selection exercises and (3) management assessment?

    Answered by: Mary Brassil of McCann FitzGerald

  7. ​Disability and capability

    What are you to do with a disabled employee, if you've adjusted his or her work-pattern but attendance or performance is not improving?

    How long must you wait before (1) reviewing the arrangement or (2) dismissing the employee?

    Answered by: Michelle Ní Longáin of ByrneWallace

  8. Over-run

  9. Lunch

  10. ​Redundancy consultation

    What are the "red lines" of bad practice when handling a redundancy consultation, beyond which the entire process is invalidated?

    What if an employee suggests you have been insensitive or careless?

    Answered by: Jennifer Cashman of Ronan Daly Jermyn

  11. ​Disciplinary investigations

    What are the recent developments in fair procedures at the investigatory stage?

    Just what is fair enough?

    Answered by: Russell Rochford of Matheson

  12. Over-run

  13. Close of Conference

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