Bullying and Stress Claims

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Seamus Maguire and Co Solicitors have vast expertise in advising clients in disputes at the various Employment Law bodies and before the Courts. We advise both employers and employees on a huge range of employment law matters.

Bullying and Stress Claims

There are three relevant Codes of Practice in this area:

1) The Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and
Resolution of Bullying at Work-introduced in 2007 under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 is aimed at preventing and dealing with bullying where is happens in Irish workplaces. It is code for both employers and employees and is administered by the Health and Safety Authority.

2) The Code of Practice detailing Procedures for Addressing Bullying in the Workplace -made under the Industrial Relations Act 1990 and administered by the Workplace Relations Commission.

3) The Code of Practice on Guidance on Prevention and Procedures for dealing with Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work made under the Employment Equality Act 1998 and administered by the Equality Authority.

An employee (or his/her trade union) may take a complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that an employer has contravened his/her obligations to the employee under the European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003.
Seamus Maguire and Co Solicitors can advise you fully and submit your complaints in relation to contraventions of the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Workers) Act 2012 for adjudication to the Workplace Relations Commission.

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