Business Excellence Skillnet

Date:  6th September 2016

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Location: Galway


Contracts of Employment

  • What is  a contract
  • Contracts of v Contract for Service
  • Contract Terms – The Law & Best Practice
  • Fixed Term Workers
  • Part-Time Workers
  • Temporary Agency Workers


Protective Leaves

  • Maternity Leave
  • Adoptive Leave
  • Parental Leave ( incl. Force Majeure)
  • Carer’s Leave
  • New Developments


 Organisation of Working Time Act

  • Working Time
  • Rest Breaks
  • Public Holidays / Annual Leave
  • New Developments


Main Third Party Institutions in Ireland

  • The Workplace Relations Commission

The Labour Court


Unfair Dismissals

  • Overview of the legal Framework
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Dealing with Poor Performance
  • Dealing with Absenteeism
  • Dealing with Misconduct
  • Probationary Employees
  • Recent Case Law


Handling Grievances

  • What is a grievance
  • Dealing with Grievances


 Dignity at Work (Bullying & Harassment)

  • Understanding the need for Dignity and Respect at Work
  • Company-Employee Responsibilities
  • Legal Definitions – Bullying & Harassment
  • Dealing with Bullying And Harassment Issues - Grifols Policy
  • Informal & Formal Resolution
  • Conducting Investigations
  • Potential Outcomes
  • Taking appropriate Action


We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free places for jobseekers on our network programmes subject to funding being available. Please click on the following link to check if you meet Jobseekers eligibility criteria

Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills

The Business Excellence Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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