Employee Relations & Equality Team

Introduction to
Employee Relations &
Pat Rockett
Employee Relations &
Equality Team
• Pat Rockett, Human Resources
Officer, Employee Relations &
[email protected] / Ext 3574/2011
• Andrew Rock, Employee Relations
& Equality Administration
[email protected] / Ext 2461
Employee Relations
Policies & Procedures –
Discipline & Grievance Cases
Dignity & Respect – Complaints
Occupational Health – Employee
Wellness Days etc
Employee Support Service
Employee Relations
• Provide employee relations, equality and diversity
advice and support to all University staff and
• Support managers at all levels in the University,
with regard to management best practice and their
statutory responsibilities towards staff
• Responsible for investigating disciplinary matters
and allegations of grievance, with a focus on the
early resolution of employee relations issues
through positive intervention at a local level
• Represents the University at meetings with the
trade union UNITE and at third party hearings
Employee Relations
• Human Resources Website
• Employee Relations Website
• Corporate Secretary Website
Employee Wellness
Spring Semester 2013
• Mini Health Screening
• Chair Massage
• Podiatrist consultations
• Money Skills for Life –National Consumer
• Marie Keating Foundation Mobile Unit –
the mobile unit on campus for one day
Employee Relations Policies
• The University’s Statute No 4 – Statute on
Disciplinary Matters and Termination of
• Policy & Procedures on Employee
Protection – Intoxicant Misuse
• University of Limerick Grievance
• Policy & Procedures for Workplace Dignity
and Respect
• Managing Attendance Procedure
Dignity & Respect Policy
The University of Limerick is committed
to the development & maintenance of a
positive working environment in which
all employees are treated with dignity
and respect.
It is the policy of the University to
provide all employees with an
environment which is free from bullying
or harassment of any form.
Dignity and Respect
• Designated Contact Person – Provide a
voluntary informal resource for confidential
advice, support, information and assistance
to recipients of bullying behaviour and to
those against whom a complaint is made.
• List of Designated Contact Persons
available on HR Web Equality page
Employee Support Service
• Confidential counselling and advice
• University of Limerick employees and their
family members. A family member is
defined as a partner or adult child (18+
years) residing at the same address as the
• Freephone helpline is available 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week at 1800 201 346
• Management Support Service
Employee Support Service
• Purpose of Employee Support Service
• Scope of Employee Support Service
• Accessing the Employee Support Service
• Confidentiality
Employee Support Service
• How does the Support Service Operate?
• Who can use the Employee Support Service?
• When is the Service Available?

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