The Workplace of the Future: Employment & Privacy Considerations Post Covid-19

Walters People are joined by an expert panel from William Fry including Catherine O’Flynn, Leo Moore and Nuala Clayton to discuss how employers can best prepare its “Workplace of the Future” in light of Covid-19.

The panellists outline the Return to Work Safety Protocol publication, key data protection issues as well as employment law issues predicted to arise as employees re-enter the workplace.

Topics of discussion: 

  • How can an employer best prepare its "workplace of the future" in light of COVID-19?
  • What are the key health and safety law considerations arising from the publication of the Return to Work Safely Protocol?
  • As employees begin coming back to the workplace, what issues might arise from an employment law perspective?
  • What should an employer consider if employees remain working from home?
  • What are the key data protection issues for an employer associated with re-opening workplaces and/or the continuation of home working?

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Catherine O'Flynn

Partner & Head of Employment & Benefits Dept.
William Fry

Catherine is a partner and Head of the Employment and Benefits team in William Fry and Chairperson of the Employment & Equality Law Committee of the Law Society. She is one of the Diversity & Inclusion partners in William Fry and is involved in the Mentoring programme in William Fry.

Leo Moore

Partner, Technology & Data Protection
William Fry

Leo is a partner in the Technology team in William Fry with extensive experience advising domestic and international companies on Data Protection & Privacy; Technology law; Cyber Security; Commercial Contracts & Outsourcing; Intellectual Property; TM/Brand, IP & Confidential Information. Leo is a key member of William Fry's Inward Investment, Technology, Food, Agriculture & Beverage, and Sports sectors. He is also a member of the IP & Data Protection Committee of the Law Society of Ireland. 

Nuala Clayton

Senior Associate Employment & Benefits Dept.
William Fry

Nuala is a Senior Associate on the Employment and Benefits team in William Fry. She is a committee member of both the Employment Law Association of Ireland and the Health and Safety Lawyers' Association of Ireland. Nuala advises domestic and international employers across the public and private sectors. Her particular specialism is employment litigation. She also advises on the regulatory obligations for employers in the context of health and safety law.

Host - Sarah Owen

Walters People

An accomplished business leader with over 15 years’ experience in the Recruitment Industry across UK and Ireland. With experience spanning across the Financial Services, Finance & Accounting and IT sector. Sarah is responsible for the strategic growth and development of Walters People Ireland.