The employment handbook in Ireland usually starts with an introduction which mentions the company’s history, core values and expected behaviour. It then moves on to policies and procedures.

The following policies are essential and should be included in an employee handbook:

  • Data protection
  • Grievance and disciplinary
  • Sick leave and absences
  • Bullying & Harassment
  • Health & Safety
  • Equality
  • Hours of work
  • break times and rest periods
  • Email, internet and use of telecommunications
  • Right to search
  • Honesty
  • Confidentiality
  • Leave and benefits

Employee Handbook Ireland