Retirement and Age Discrimination Recent decisions of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and the Labour Court have highlighted the issue of potential age discrimination in the context of retirement from employment. Under the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015, discrimination is taken to occur where a person is treated less favourably than another, whether directly or indirectly, on the basis that they are of a different age. The prohibition of discrimination on the age ground is subject to two exemptions under the legislation: first, employers can fix ages of retirement and secondly, it is permissible to offer a fixed term ...Read More
Communication of 20 October 2021 from Minister Mary Butler to Nursing Home Providers On 20 October 2021, a communication was issued by the Office of the Chief Inspector of Social Services on behalf of the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Ms. Mary Butler T.D., to update Registered Providers on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Covid-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel (NHEP) Report of August 2020. These recommendations were particularly focused on short-term actions for the response to Covid-19, but also reflected longer-term strategic reform of nursing home services. Following the recent publication of the ...Read More
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