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Essentials of Irish Labour Law


Updated edition of this bestselling comprehensive textbook on Irish labour law, which reflects all the major legislative and case law changes in this area since 2008.

New to this edition:

    • Reforms of the State’s industrial relations structures under the Workplace Relations (Law Reform) Bill 2012
    • Landmark case John Grace Fried Chicken Ltd on the unconstitutionality of JLCs
    • Hussein case on employment permits and legal contracts
    • New developments in the law on bullying and harassment, including corporate bullying in Kelly v Bon Secours Health Systems Ltd
    • Employment injunctions
    • EU Directives, including the Directive on Temporary Agency Workers and the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012
    • Recent Supreme Court and High Court decisions.

  • Provides a historical context to labour law with particular reference to the Constitution, EU law, common law, international conventions, the labour market and unions.

  • Examines the various legal structures and regulatory frameworks – domestic, European and international – that underpin determinations and decisions made in relation to labour law.

  • Presents and evaluates the nature of employment contracts, conditions of employment, and termination of employment with details of legislation and relevant recent case law.

  • Safety, health and welfare at work, equality legislation and terms and conditions of employment legislation are detailed throughout the text.

Written For:

Students of law and for those taking labour law as part of a non-law programme.

People working in HR, IR or employee representative function.

Out of print



Publication Date

September 2013




Paperback, 224 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Education


Chapter 1: Sources
Chapter 2: Regulatory Framework
Chapter 3: Terms
Chapter 4: Safety, Health and Welfare
Chapter 5: Bullying and Stress
Chapter 6: Leave
Chapter 7: Equality
Chapter 8: Termination


235 x 155 mm


By Mary Faulkner

Availability Status

Out of print

Mary Faulkner, BA, HDipEd, Dip Arbitration, Barrister-at-Law, has over 25 years’ experience in lecturing, research and course design at third level in the area of labour law.

Out of print
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