Employee Rights Expert

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    I have been working for a bluechip company for seven years and have been based in one Irish city throughout that period, although that location is not specifically stated in my contract.

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    Do I qualify for redundancy?

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    I was standing in for a woman on maternity leave and was told she was coming back next Monday and that I was told I was finished that day (I wouldn't be working the Monday) am I entitled to a week notice?

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    I take full responsibility for being late to work by three hours, it was my own fault but I am worried I may be fired over it. I have a disciplinary hearing tomorrow about it.

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    Am I entitled to feedback and a copy of my scoresheet (used during interview) following interview?

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    A colleague, from another section who already had a permanent contract, was awarded the one year fixed term contract.

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    Without notice, my boss emailed me a new rota starting in three days time.

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    Our employer has put up a notice to say we have to have all our holiday dates booked off on the calendar and handed to my manager for approval by the end of January.

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    I have just found out that I am pregnant only five weeks and I am now into the eighth month of an 18-month contract with a company I love.

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    I have worked for the company for three years and I was placed on part-time (three days a week) last June, following a five-month lay off period. Again I was placed on lay off four weeks ago

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    My company is being bought out by another I was told we would be doing the same jobs.

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    I am just after going on illness benefit and am being told that I am going to be made redundant. Am I entitled to redundancy payment still?

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    Are my employers' rules right in this situation? because it definitely doesn't feel right. My other co-workers don't even smoke and they too only get a half hr break after working an 8 hr shift per day and nothing else.

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    A few hours turned into seven hours and when I asked the owner how much I was to be paid for the evening, I was told the trial shift is unpaid.

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    My lunch break is the same too, as we all work throughout the day as we are very busy with customers. Am I entitled to both these breaks in my working contract and job description?

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    Can my employer tell me to take a week off without pay because business has decreased? This was done summarily without any prior notice.

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    I'm working with a company over a year now. I was hired as a store manager earning 34k a year and approx half hour from my home so I moved house closer to work approx ten mins from the job.

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    I have been out sick for three years, what are my entitlement and rights when I return. How will my length of service be calculated I started in 2000.

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    My maternity leave is almost finished and I have to bring my baby to the creche. The ones in my area open at 8 am so I would need to start my working day at 8.30 instead of 8am.

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    How do I go about laying staff off for the Christmas period? We have a section in their contract that they may be laid off if there is a downturn in the business. We would need to lay people off for eight days.

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    My husband was asked to take a pay cut he was told this was voluntary and my husband said no because he had already taken a pay cut a few months prior.

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    I work a three day week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday usually. I need to take Monday off next week and I don't have many holidays left to take can so I wanted to take it as unpaid.

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    I have been made redundant from my job, but my employer is bringing in agency people to do the same work, is this legal.

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    My career break comes to an end this month and I have been told there is no vacancy for me to return to. The company have offered voluntary redundancies and I want to know am I entitled to apply for redundancy

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    I have been with the company for six months now - am I allowed to take a paid maternity leave? what does the law say?

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    I have been in my current role for two months and have yet to receive a contract of employment. I work in the retail sector and half expected that I should receive a contract. Can you let me know first if I’m entitled to a contract and secondly what rights I have without this?