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# Workplace

Last month
May 2023
# workin 9 to 5
Second four-day work week pilot to take place in Ireland
The first such pilot here saw a 100% success rate among employers.
Last year
# Humanitarian Aid
Aid bodies suspend Afghanistan operations after ban on women aid workers
The UN also said that some of its time-critical programmes have had to stop temporarily due to lack of female staff.
# Workplace
Store assistant harassed in workplace but employer not found liable, WRC rules
The employee was sexually harassed by a manager in the supermarket where she worked.
All time
# Your Say
Poll: Are you ready to go back to working in an office next month?
Will you be returning to an office when guidance changes?
# Courts
Man (70s) charged in relation to fatal workplace incident in Tipperary four years ago
He is due to appear before Clonmel District Court in June.
# Coronavirus
Nine-fold increase in health and safety workplace complaints in NI since Covid-19 outbreak
An “unprecedented” volume of calls have been received about social distancing in the workplace, the watchdog said.
# Medical Council
Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace
That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.
Opinion: Inappropriate comments by customers in the workplace are not 'good craic'
You might not expect women to be subjected to inappropriate sexual comments while working as pharmacists in Ireland, but it happens fairly often, writes Laura Farrell.
# Workplace
Tesco worker 'sent home because of his beard' awarded €2.5k following Labour Court hearing
The man maintained he always kept his beard neat and tidy, and he should not have been suspended.
# work claim
Non-Irish national who said he was only one in the job not given paid holidays awarded €9.9k
The Eastern European man said he was treated like a “dogsbody” at the company he worked for.
'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case
The woman criticised the firm’s attitude towards her mental health, as she had postnatal depression after her child was born.
# workplace dispute
Ferry worker who lost 'sense of pride' after 40 years in industry awarded €80k in discrimination case
Awarding any less than €80,000 “would not operate as an adequate deterrent”, an adjudicator ruled.
'Setting guidelines around relationships at work is a wise and obvious next step for employers'
Fraternisation policies are a welcome addition and should not be trivialised, writes Stephanie Regan.
# vhi report
Almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health, study finds
One in five corporate workers have missed work in the past year due to stress, anxiety or depression.
# Confidence boost
Silence your inner critic: How to be more confident at work (and why your boss will thank you)
How to tackle those nagging doubts.
# Workplace
The 9 people you are guaranteed to find in every single workplace
There’s no escaping the food-stealer
# future of work
The future of work: How these Irish workplaces are ending the era of the boss
We spoke to the forward-looking companies breaking down traditional hierarchies.
Opinion: I want to stop women feeling like frauds in a corporate culture designed for our grandfathers
A co-founder of the Sunday Business Post, Aileen O’Toole learned some valuable lessons about operating in a male-dominated sector.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you feel stressed at work?
A new campaign aims to raise awareness of its affects.
# Research
One in four Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute last year
Disciplinary issues account for the single greatest cause of disputes at 37%.
# warranted dismissal
Receptionist at child services company fired for visiting hardcore porn sites
The woman denied accessing the sites and had sued the child services company for unfair dismissal.
# Research
Some new fathers fear taking parental leave will hamper their chances of promotion
28% of people working in technical roles believe fathers may be viewed as less committed to their job if they take full parental leave.
# Emyvale
Man (20s) dies in workplace incident on Monaghan mushroom farm
Two others were taken to hospital, but neither are believed to be in a critical condition.
# green ribbon
Almost half of people in Dublin wouldn't work with someone with a mental health difficulty
Only 58% of Dubliners are willing to work with someone with a mental health difficulty
# factcheck
FactCheck: You asked, we answered - the gender pay gap
One FactCheck reader saw a lot of claims about the gender pay gap this year, so we’ve taken a closer look.
# do more with less
'Shocking and dangerous': HSA funding for workplace safety initiatives cut by almost a half
The number of inspections carried out by the HSA have taken a sharp decline in recent years.
# Midleton
Man dies in Cork construction site accident
Two other men were also injured in the incident.
'I'm ok with talking about my mental health problems - but will it affect my employability?'
Natalie Marr says she posts about her mental history despite concerns that it might affect her job options.
# Mean Everything To Nothing
Your boss can't make your work meaningful to you, but they can make you care less
They should stay out of the way, a new research paper says.
Giving women time off for periods would be unfair - but we need to talk about them more
A company in the UK has introduced a “period policy” that will allow women leave if they are suffering.
# depressing
Planning a New Year change? Here are 5 signs you're stuck in a toxic workplace
There are bad workplaces, and then there are toxic ones…
# eye on the prize
The next Google Glass is taking shape, and it's aiming for the workplace
The first pictures of the headset have been released as it repositions itself as a tool for the workplace.
# Sexual Harassment
Woman awarded €33k after security guard 'massaged her buttocks'
The Equality Tribunal also found that she had been victimised by her employer in their handling of the complaint.
# honesty fridge
An office just installed this insane fridge to get workers to stay late
Eh, motivational.
# internal affairs
Do you hang out with co-workers outside work? Irish people do it much more than most
They’re unsure whether it’s worthwhile though
# Health and Safety
You're LESS likely to get injured in work now the Celtic Tiger is over
And less likely during the recession.
# Kilkenny
Man (48) dies in industrial accident in quarry
It was the first workplace accident of 2015.
Opinion: Develop your ‘mental fitness’ in work to find a sense of well-being
All employees need to develop skills to manage some of the emotional barriers that prevent them from thriving at the workplace.
# lowest form of wit
9 of the most sarcastic things that have ever happened
*rolls eyes*
# New Rules
Children under 7 to be banned from tractors
Under new rules. farmers will be able to be prosecuted for a number of offences.