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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# employee

All time
# chewed out
Sacked shop worker wins €9,000 after row that started because he was chewing gum
The worker said his manager “approached him in an aggressive manner.”
# gardening leave
Central Bank employee being paid over €122,000 for staying away from work for four months
Gardening leave is paid when an employee is suspended from work, usually before taking a position with another company.
# Unfair Dismissal
Office manager wrongly portrayed as 'employee from hell' awarded €160,000
It’s one of the highest amounts ever awarded by the Workplace Relations Commission.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you ever gone to work when you were sick?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
# Court
Employee killed when 36 tonnes of food collapsed onto him
VF Coldstores is to be sentenced for breaching health and safety laws.
Why are parents entrusting their child’s wellbeing to someone they are paying buttons to?
The issue of au pairs is a direct result of ridiculous childcare costs, writes Donal O’Keeffe.
'I had a nervous breakdown, but I was ready to come back to work. The gap on my CV was a big problem'
We are not the ones that employers need to be worried about. They need to be conscious of their existing employees who are struggling with their mental health but are afraid to say so for fear of discrimination, writes Miriam Dowling.
# Your Say
Poll: Would a bad employer review put you off a job?
A new website allows workers to rate their employers.
# Employment Tribunal
Tesco worker with injured back fails in unfair dismissal case
The supermarket maintained the employee failed to reach the minimum productivity levels the company sets.
# tattoo you
Would you hire this man? Most Irish bosses wouldn't
Some sectors are more forgiving – but even a small visible tattoo can seriously impede your job hunt.
# synergise
The words we all use on our CVs (and shouldn't)
With these buzzwords you are really boring us…
Opinion: We want to see an increase in wages – and respect – for fast food workers
Low-paid, zero hour contracts are on the rise globally, leaving workers without stability or decent quality of life.
# morto
Boss accidentally sends mortifying text to the employee the text was about
It included sexy talk. SEXY TALK.
# accidents
46 people killed in workplace accidents last year
The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.
More details of 'horrific' Washington Navy Yard shooting emerge
Thirteen people, including the shooter Aaron Alexis, were killed during the incident.
# postal system
An Post employee arrested during theft investigation is released
Gardaí investigating the interception, theft and unauthorised use of payment cards from the postal system in Dublin arrested the man last night.
# Health and Safety
How safe is your workplace?
Even if you work in an office, you could be at risk of health and safety issues. The CEO of the Health and Safety Authority tells us more.
# Jobswatch
Hireland powers past 5,000 pledges and 2,000 jobs in its first six months
The voluntary initiative has helped answer Ireland’s call for jobs in its first six months.
LGBT in the workplace: online toolkit launched to help employers
GLEN is launching the kit to allow organisations to get the best out of diversity.
# Good Boss
Being a supportive boss can reduce levels of absenteeism at work
A study carried out in the US has revealed that being a supportive supervisor can reduce the level of absenteeism in certain jobs.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you experienced inequality in the workplace?
A new ESRI study appears to suggest that the battle for equality in the workplace has not been hit by the recession – in fact, more Irish workplaces have a formal equality policy in place than ever. Have you ever been a victim of workplace inequality?
# Injured
Worker injured at Mr Binman plant
The company confirmed that one of its employees has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following an incident at its Limerick facility.
# China
Disgruntled worker throws petrol bomb into Chinese bank
Dozens of people injured after employee who had been fired for stealing money returns for revenge.