Employment Equality Law in Ireland Update 2018

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

Save an additional €20 if you book and pay online

*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.


Event details


09:20am - 4:30pm


11 October 2018


Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin


Standard Rate: €575

Charity/Small Company* Rate: €495

Save an additional €20 if you book and pay online