Your questions – July 2012

1. When it comes to an employees request for summer holidays, can I turn down their request because I am shortstaffed in the department at this time of the year?

2. If I am an Irish employer but I want to hire someone in the UK to work for us there, do I need to give them a different contract to the one the Irish staff have?

3. If a staff member availed of parental leave last year can they request it again this year?