Recent case on employer’s duty to protect employees

Recent case on employer’s duty to protect employees    The Court of Appeal recently ruled a case involving the relatively unusual idea of “upwards bullying”. In McCarthy v ISS Ireland Ltd and HSE, the High Court had previously decided that the threshold required for legal bullying had not been met on the facts. In an […]

Wording for Divorce Referendum announced by Government

  Wording for Divorce Referendum announced by Government:   The Government have announced that the provision that separating parties must be living separate and apart for 4 years during the previous 5 years in order to qualify for a divorce is to be removed from the constitution. Instead the Government intend to pass legislation which […]

Factors to be considered when appointing a Trustee of your Will

  Factors to be considered when appointing someone as a Trustee of your Will:   Firstly what is a trustee? – A Trustee is a person(s) who is appointed by a Testator, (the person making a will), who has the responsibility of administering the Testator’s trust, solely in the interest of the trust beneficiaries.   […]

Temporary break in relationship can damage cohabitation claim

  Temporary break in relationship can damage cohabitation claim   In a recent case brought under the Civil Partnership and the Civil Rights of Co-habitants Act which was heard very recently by the High Court a Women failed in her bid to receive financial support from her Ex- Fiancé after the judge found that they […]

Rights of People suffering from Dementia

  Rights of People suffering from Dementia   With the increasing rates of Dementia being diagnosed, it is important for people to be aware of issues that can arise and that should be considered:   Dementia is a form of disability and as such people with dementia are protected by the 1998-2015 Employment Equality Acts. […]