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Domestic Violence Act 2018

    Domestic Violence Act 2018   Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone and it includes physical, emotional, sexual, financial and psychological abuse.   Domestic violence can happen against women, men and children.   The Domestic Violence Act 2018 commenced on the 1st January 2019 and brought significant changes to Ireland’s law on […]

Recent Personal Injuries Settlement by Dillon Solicitors

    Recent Personal Injuries Settlement by Dillon Solicitors   Dillon Solicitors recently secured a substantial five figure settlement for a client in a personal injuries action against a now former employer. The action arose due to defective work boots supplied to our client. Our client had raised the issue with the employer at the […]

The Cost of Workplace Bullying – Personal and Economic

  The Cost of Workplace Bullying – Personal and Economic A recent study by NUI Galway has highlighted the significant economic cost of workplace bullying and work related stress; 7 million days million days lost per year equating to, €239 million A link to the study can be viewed here: https://academic.oup.com/occmed/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/occmed/kqaa067/5839678?redirectedFrom=fulltext It is clear that […]

Termination of Wardship

    Termination of Wardship   Until the commencement of the Assistant Decision Making Capacity Act 2015, Part 6 Ward of Court applications continue to be made in the same way as they currently are. Once part 6 of the Act is enacted all future ward ship applications will be made to the Circuit Court. […]

Cyber Crime

        Cyber Crime   Cyber-attacks affect businesses daily as people try to benefit from vulnerable business systems. In Ireland the Commission for Communications Regulation is responsible for communication security and regularly issues warnings about cybercrime. It is important that all businesses have effective IT systems and cyber security policies in place to […]

Return To Work Safely Protocol – Some Key Features

  Return To Work Safely Protocol – Some Key Features   The Return to Work Safely Protocol was published by the Government on the 8th of May 2020 and is available from the gov.ie website. The protocol is the result of a collaborative effort by the HSE, HSA and the Department of Health. It is […]

EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACTS EXTEND TO CERTAIN CONTRACTORS

  EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACTS EXTEND TO CERTAIN CONTRACTORS Employment discrimination is a well litigated area in the Workplace Relations Commission and the courts. The Equality Acts set out the grounds for which discrimination is not allowed as follows; gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race and membership of the Traveller community. […]

Darkness into Light

  Darkness into Light   As we were not able to walk together this year, we at Dillon Solicitors decided we would do a walk on our own/with family members in our 5km radius to spread awareness for Darkness into Light.   Without the funds raised by this event, all of Pieta’s services are now […]

To redact or not redact ?- That is the question

  UPDATE ON REDACTION IN DISCOVERY – EXPLANATION REQUIRED Redaction in discovery can be the source of further contention between parties to litigation especially when that redaction of documents is significant. There is no automatic right to see the whole document and the right to redact is well enshrined for a variety of reasons to […]

Covid-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

  Employers will not be deemed insolvent if they avail of the Covid-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme   The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 set out the main provision of the Government’s temporary wage subsidy scheme.   In order for an employer to qualify for the subsidy scheme, they must submit […]