Employment Law and Mental Health, 12th November 2011
Conference Programme

 

 

THE SCHOOL OF LAW

in association with

 

Employment Law Association of Ireland

 

“Employment Law and Mental Health”

 

Conference Programme

Morning

 

9.30 – 10.00            Conference Delegates Registration

 

10.00 – 10.05           Chairperson’s Welcome
Dr Mary Keys, National University of Ireland Galway
and Board member of the Mental Health Commission

 

10.05 – 10.15           Opening Address

 

 

10.15 – 11.00           What is a “recognisable psychiatric injury”?

Dr Ann Jeffers – Consultant Psychiatrist

“This speaker is sponsored by NUI Galway’s Millennium Fund”

 

11.00 – 11.15           Questions and Answers Session

 

 

11.15 – 11.30           Tea/Coffee Break

 

 

11.30 – 12.15           Actionable psychiatric injury: recent cases before the Irish Courts

Marguerite Bolger, Senior Counsel

“This speaker is sponsored by NUI Galway’s Millennium Fund”

 

12.15 – 12.30           Questions and Answers Session

 

 

12.30 – 2.00                               Lunch

 

 

Conference Programme

Afternoon

 

 

2.00 – 2.45              Mental Health and the definition of “disability” within the meaning of the Employment Equality Acts - what is a Reasonable Accommodation

Shivaun Quinlivan, Law Lecturer NUI Galway

 

2.45 – 3.00              Questions and Answers Session

 

3.00 – 3.15              Tea/Coffee Break

 

 

3.15 – 4.00              Sections 8 and 22 Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 – Health Surveillance in the Workplace  

Deirdre Callanan, Lecturer in Health and Safety Law and Ursula Connolly, Lecturer in Labour Law.

 

4.00 – 4.15              Questions and Answers Session

 

 

4.15 – 4.30              Conference Rapporteur Report

Maria Dillon, Solicitor,

Committee Member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland and Legal Representative, Mental Health Commission

 

“This speaker is sponsored by NUI Galway’s Millennium Fund”

 

 

4.30 – 4.45              Concluding Remarks

Dr Mary Keys, National University of Ireland Galway and Board member of the Mental Health Commission

 

5.00pm                   Close of Conference.

 

 

 

For other enquiries contact Lughaidh Kerin at (091) 493341 lughaidh.kerin@nuigalway.ie or Shivaun Quinlivan at (091) 493842 shivaun.quinlivan@nuigalway.ie