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harassment


Under employment equality legislation harassment on any of the 9 discriminatory grounds is illegal. It is defined as behaviour “which has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the person”.
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adoptive leave


Adoptive leave is leave from work for an adoptive mother or sole male adopter after the adoption of a child.
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agency worker


Someone who is employed by an agency to work for another person or company.
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annual leave


Annual leave is paid time off work for holidays, rest or recreation.
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benefit-in-kind


A term used by Revenue to refer to a taxable non-cash payment to an employee, for example, the use of a car.
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breaks


Short periods of time for rest and refreshment taken during working hours.
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bullying


In the workplace bullying is repeated inappropriate behaviour by one or more people against another person or people.
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career break


An unpaid period of time away from your employment which can be for family reasons or study, which is approved by your employer.
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carer’s leave


Carer’s leave is leave from work to care someone who is deemed by the Department of Social Protection as being in need of full-time care and attention.
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