Employment Law

Practice Area

With over 30 pieces of major relevant legislation in place – each carrying separate bundles of rights and obligations – it is safe to say that Irish employment law is more comprehensive than ever before.

Since the advent of the Workplace Relations Commission in 2015, the need for employers to ensure compliance with their core obligations under the various instruments of legislation is more prescient than ever, meaning that the need for expert employment law practitioners is at all all-time high.

With this in mind, Bloomsbury Professional have curated a comprehensive portfolio of industry-focused employment law titles. Spearheaded by the Arthur Cox Employment Law Yearbook, our market-leading range of titles provide market-leading insight into the most relevant employment law issues.

Other titles include Employment Law by Ailbhe Murphy and Maeve Regan, Equality Law in the Workplace by Alistair Purdy as well as Redmond on Dismissal Law by Desmond Ryan.

Our titles are available for purchase in print and e-book format.

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Employment Law Books

Employment Law

This practical guide to Irish employment law brings together the knowledge and expertise of Ireland’s leading employment, tax and pensions law practitioners. In-depth and accessible, it gives a comprehensive and clear review of all aspects of employment and labour law. This is the second edition of Employment Law, which has been newly updated and revised to include the extensive changes to the law, including in relation to the workings of... Read more

Strikes: An Essential Guide to Industrial Action and the Law

Knowing what the Law has to say is a ‘critical tool’ Since 2009, Ireland’s recession has increased the threat of strikes or industrial action, particularly in the public sector. As a result, interest in the common law, statute and the Constitution in this area have also been revived. Knowing what the law has to say is a critical tool for those with disputes before the Labour Relations Commission, but is... Read more

Civil Service Regulation

Civil Service Regulation comprises an up-to-date and annotated collection of legislation governing the Irish civil service, together with the relevant government departmental circulars and a digest of the key case law. This single volume is a handy source of information regarding the conditions of employment of civil servants, while also covering litigation arising out of disciplinary issues. Presented in three clear sections, it covers: Key case law, including: Gilheaney v... Read more

Disciplinary Procedures in the Statutory Professions

Disciplinary Procedures in the Statutory Professions draws together applicable principles of law (such as questions of practice and fair procedure) and considers in details the relevant sections of the applicable legislation. Now even more professions are subject to statutory professional regulation – ensure you are able to offer them the latest advice. This text is the first book to consider the specific question of the regulation of statutory professions in... Read more

Termination of Employment

Termination of Employment: A Practical Guide for Employers, Second Edition, provides straightforward advice on dealing with this difficult area of employment law. Written specifically for employers and their advisers, it enables you to recognise and avoid the pitfalls that could lead to unfair dismissal claims; outlining a variety of situations and how to terminate lawfully in each case. It also shows you which forms are required to prosecute a case... Read more

Transfers of Undertakings in Ireland

The only book devoted to employment rights in Ireland on the transfer of undertakings and includes a comparative analysis with TUPE in the UK. This title also covers: a detailed analysis on relevant jurisprudence from the European Court of Justice to January 2011, what constitutes a transfer, the law on outsourcing, identifying the identity of the true legal employer, changing terms and conditions of employment, the relevance of existing collective... Read more

Arthur Cox Employment Law Yearbook 2014

This annual Irish publication contains selected cases and materials relevant to Employment Law, specifically the case law and decisions that took place in Ireland throughout 2014. Practitioners need to be up to date and this annual publication provides that service. By being selective, and having that selection carried out by experienced lawyers, practitioners are pointed in the right direction. It will also be of great use to HR professionals and... Read more

Arthur Cox Employment Law Yearbook 2012

This annual Irish publication contains selected cases and materials relevant to Employment Law, specifically the case law and decisions that took place in Ireland throughout 2012. Practitioners need to be up to date and this annual publication provides that service. By being selective, and having that selection carried out by experienced lawyers, practitioners are pointed in the right direction. It will also be of great use to HR professionals and... Read more

Equality Law in the Workplace

Equality Law in the Workplace (originally titled: Employment Equality Law in Ireland) considers the equality issues that employers need to be aware of and deal with on a daily basis. This practical book covers pre-employment, during employment and post employment in Ireland. Read more

Arthur Cox Employment Law Yearbook 2013

This annual Irish publication contains selected cases and materials relevant to Employment Law. Practitioners need to be up to date and this annual publication provides that service. By being selective, and having that selection carried out by experienced lawyers, practitioners are pointed in the right direction. Comprises of: Irish law: decisions of the superior courts, Labour Court, Equality Tribunal, Employment Appeals Tribunal etc; Irish legislation and statutory instruments; English law... Read more

Redmond on Dismissal Law

Redmond on Dismissal Law, 3rd edition (previous edition titled: Dismissal Law in Ireland) explains the workings of dismissal law (wrongful and unfair) and details the introduction of the new Workplace Relations Commission. The Irish Government’s Workplace Relations Reform Programme delivered a two-tier Workplace Relations structure by merging the activities of the National Employment Rights Authority, the Labour Relations Commission, the Equality Tribunal and the first instance functions of the Labour... Read more

Arthur Cox Employment Law Yearbook 2015

Winner of the 2015 Practical Law Book of the Year Award by the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association This annual Irish publication contains selected cases and materials relevant to Employment Law, specifically the case law and decisions that took place in Ireland throughout 2015. Practitioners need to be up to date and this annual publication provides that service. By being selective, and having that selection carried out by experienced lawyers, practitioners... Read more

Arthur Cox Employment Law Yearbook 2016

This annual Irish publication contains selected cases and materials relevant to Employment Law, specifically the case law and decisions that took place in Ireland throughout 2016. Practitioners need to be up to date and this annual publication provides that service. By being selective, and having that selection carried out by experienced lawyers, practitioners are pointed in the right direction. It will also be of great use to HR professionals and... Read more

Compensation on Dismissal: Employment Law and Practice

Bloomsbury Professional acquired this title from First Law in July 2010 Read more

Employers Stand Up for your Rights

Employers get a raw deal under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 – now in force for 32 years. The Act places a very high standard of proof on employers in order to justify the dismissal of an employee. This book, written by an employer for employers, is packed with useful advice and suggestions for employers when defending an unfair dismissal claim in Ireland. The author sets out a strong case... Read more

The Independent Guide to Bullying and Stress in the Workplace

“It makes the subject accessible and is therefore useful to both employers and employees… a useful addition to the bookshelf” -Health and Safety Practitioner, September 2006 Employment Law and claims arising under it is an industry in itself. Violated rights vary but the compensation arising there from can be a fatal blow to the SME sector. This book addresses the implications of bullying and stress, describes the forms of redress... Read more

Employees: Know Your Rights in Irish Law

Bloomsbury Professional acquired this title from First Law in July 2010 Read more

Arthur Cox Employment Law Yearbook 2017

2015 winner of the Practical Law Book of the Year at the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association Awards This annual Irish publication contains selected cases and materials relevant to Employment Law, specifically the case law and decisions that took place in Ireland throughout 2017. Practitioners need to be up to date and this annual publication provides that service. By being selective, and having that selection carried out by experienced lawyers, practitioners... Read more

Arthur Cox Employment Law Yearbook 2018

2015 winner of the Practical Law Book of the Year at the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association Awards This annual Irish publication contains selected cases and materials relevant to Employment Law, specifically the case law and decisions that took place in Ireland throughout 2018. Practitioners need to be up to date and this annual publication provides that service. By being selective, and having that selection carried out by experienced lawyers, practitioners... Read more

Disciplinary Procedures in the Statutory Professions

Various disciplinary and regulatory bodies have different rules, powers and procedures, even while sharing a basic legal framework. This book allows a practitioner who is appearing before such a body to prepare their case by setting out what powers the body has, what evidence it can hear, the form the procedure will take, whether they can call witnesses, and what sanctions it can impose. This book was the first title... Read more

Arthur Cox Employment Law Yearbook 2019

This annual Irish publication contains selected case notes and materials relevant to employment law. Practitioners need to be up to date and this annual publication provides that service. By being selective, and having that selection carried out by experienced lawyers, practitioners are kept up to date by having access to the most prominent and important cases and legislation pertaining to the previous 12 months. Comprises of: Irish law: decisions of... Read more