Employment Equality Law in Ireland Update 2018
In association with Beo Solutions.
This is Ireland’s only event with a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of employment equality law developments.
So much has happened in the field of employment equality law since our last (sold out) review and we focus on the key areas of employment equality developments that will impact in Ireland, such as:
- CJEU and Irish case law Developments – case from the last year relevant to Ireland’s workplaces
- Gender Pay Gap Reporting (the General Scheme of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill was published at the end of June)
- Women in the Modern Irish Workplace – we focus on plans for positive discrimination in favour of female executives; pregnancy rights during redundancy; and menopause issues in the workplace
- Mandatory Retirement (the Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018 was published this month and the IHREC published new Guidelines on Retirement and Fixed-Term Contracts in May).
- Changes to Disability in Employment and Service Provision - How might the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities be used to enhance the rights of disabled employees?
If you value employment equality law or advise on same, this is an essential CPD learning opportunity.
Join our speakers: a High Court Judge, a Deputy Chairman of the Labour Court, a Senior Counsel and three Junior Counsel at Ireland’s only full-day employment equality law update for experienced practitioners.
Why is this event important for YOU?
As an employment law practitioner, other representative at tribunals or seasoned HR professional you have to keep up-to-date with developments in this area if you are to defend or pursue cases successfully. You need to know what has changed in order to give the latest, practical and correct advice.
Speakers will concentrate on important case law and useful arguments; the ratio and how these decisions impact on existing law. They will also provide detailed notes, practical templates and advice to all delegates.
After attending you will:
- Know the latest developments in employment equality laws affecting Irish workplaces.
- Be able to advise on these developments and have detailed reference notes.
- Have networked with equality experts and peers with a serious interest in employment equality laws – previous years have seen several Equality Officers (now Adjudication Officers) at this event, alongside many lawyers, other representatives and senior HR practitioners.
More value from this event
This event comes with a full and comprehensive set of up to the minute notes for future reference, including analysis of relevant case law published in the month prior to this event.
Course overview/outline programme
- Chair: Bernadette Treanor, Managing Consultant, Beo Solutions, and former Equality Officer
- Opening Address: Supreme Court Judge The Hon. Mr. Justice Donal O' Donnell
- Irish Employment Equality Case Law Review 2018:Marguerite Bolger SC
- EU Developments, Michelle Ní Longáin, Employment Law Partner, ByrneWallace
- Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Cathal McGreal BL
- Women in the Modern Irish Workplace: Mary-Paula Guinness BL
- Mandatory Retirement: Alan Haugh BL, Deputy Chairman of the Labour Court
- Definition and Changes to Disability in Employment and Service Provision: Claire Bruton BL
Who is it for?
This course is designed with experienced employment law practitioners, in-house lawyers and HR professionals in mind. NOTE: Speakers on this course are asked to assume that delegates have a reasonably sound knowledge of employment equality law. This event is not suitable for beginners in this field.
Where and When?
9:20am - 4:30pm Thursday 11th October 2018
Hilton Hotel, Charlemont, Dublin
Standard Rate: €575
Charity/Small Company* Rate: €495
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*All organisations with fewer than 50 employees or charities qualify for our Charity/Small company rate. The number of employees includes all branches, subsidiary/parent companies, boards, trusts and federated organisations.
"This was a fantastic event, really worthwhile and it evoked very interesting debate and thought both during and after the course. The materials provided were excellent. As a first time attendee, it was clear from the calibre of attendees at the course that it was going to be an excellent event."
Laura Corrigan, Solicitor, Vhi Healthcare
"Very impressed by all the speakers and the quality of the papers, exceeded expectations. Thank you!"
Alice Duffy, Matheson, Associate Solicitor
"Great summary of the year's events. I really liked the exchange of views between expert practitioners it felt like being at a masterclass - 5/5 stars!"
Orlaith Mannion, Workplace Adjudicator, Workplace Relations Commission
"I enjoyed the sharing of thoughts and views on the specific topics. It helps tease out the various issues that arise in cases."
Cliodhna McNamara, Civil Public & Services Union, Assistant General Secretary
"Excellent - the presentations were of a very high standard and greatly assisted with level of expertise from the Equality Officers in the room."
Pat Brady, Workplace Solutions, Director
Bernadette Treanor Managing Consultant
As a former Equality Officer in the Equality Tribunal, Bernadette gained the expertise and insights needed in conducting thorough, detailed investigations and mediations and has consolidated this with FETAC level 9 Employment Law (UCD) and FETAC level 7 Investigations (Bond Solon) training.
Mr. Justice Donal O'Donnell was born in Belfast and educated at St Mary's C.B.S. , University College Dublin (B.C.L.), King's Inns (B.L.) and the University of Virginia (LL.M).
He was called to the Irish Bar in 1982, commenced practice in 1983 and was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1989. He took silk in 1995 and has practised in all Courts in Ireland, in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).
Marguerite Bolger SC Senior Counsel
Marguerite Bolger is a Senior Counsel specialising in employment law and has appeared in many of the key employment cases before the Irish and European courts.
Loughlin Deegan Partner
Loughlin is a Partner in the ByrneWallace Employment team. He is chairperson of the Employment and Equality Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.
Loughlin represents and advises clients across the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. He has advised and represented a significant number of major Irish public sector employers, in addition to major Irish and multi-national companies, particularly those in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors. Loughlin has also acted in contentious employment matters; industrial disputes and pensions restructuring.
Cathal McGreal BL is a graduate of UCD and the Honourable Society of Kings Inns with post graduate work in labour law and human rights (B.L. B.C.L. (Eurolegal) 1998). He is a practising barrister specialising in criminal law and employment law. He is a published author in both fields. He has represented public and private sector (individual and corporate) clients at every level of the courts and tribunal system. A lecturer at UCD, he also lectures widely on the conference circuit on current law and practice.
Mary-Paula is a former Solicitor who transferred to the bar and specialises in employment law.
Alan Haugh Barrister
Alan Haugh BL was a practicing barrister, specialising in employment and industrial relations law, until his appointment as Deputy Chairman of the Labour Court in September 2015. Alan was previously Head of Employment Law at IBEC, Legal Adviser to NERA, and a Senior Associate at A&L Goodbody. He advised the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation during the course of the drafting of the Workplace Relations Act 2015.
Claire Bruton is a practising barrister specialising in employment law. She is editor of the Employment Law Reports and Irish Employment Law Journal. She is the co-author of The Irish Legal System (2009, Tottel) and is a co-author of Employment Equality Law (co-authors Bolger and Kimber) published by Round Hall Press in November 2012.