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Expertise

Employment Law

WE HAVE successfully represented financial institutions and multinational companies in their dealings with unions and employees including the preparation and implementation of redundancy schemes. We are completely familiar with the vast array of Employment related Legislation and Regulations and are in a position to offer advice and assistance to all clients on all Employment and Employment related matters.

We advise clients on their day to day dealings with Employees and defend claims arising from Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal, Harassment, Discrimination, Equality issues and other Employment related complaints.

On the Employees side, we represent and advise Employees on their rights and entitlements and have advanced claims through negotiations as well as through the Courts and Tribunals. We have brought and defended Injunction Applications in the High Court relating to Dismissal and other Employment issues.

As part of our services we offer assistance and advice in the following areas:

  • Employment Contracts – Terms & Conditions;
  • Employee Handbooks;
  • Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures;
  • Health & Safety Procedures;
  • Self-employed Contracts;
  • Agency Agreements;
  • Shareholders Agreements;
  • Profit Participation Agreements;

Advising in relation to Employment Issues including:

  • Employer’s Liability
  • Occupational Injuries and Diseases;
  • Unfair Dismissal;
  • Redundancy;
  • Discrimination/Harassment;
  • Non-Compete Clauses;
  • Restrictive Covenants;
  • Transfer of an Employer’s Business;
  • Employer’s Insolvency;
  • Recruitment;
  • Equality;
  • Disputes & Strikes;

Advising in Relation to Employment Legislation including:

  • Carer’s Leave Act 2001
  • Employment Agency Act 1971
  • Employment Equality Act, 1998 and 2004
  • Employer’s Liability – Contractual Statutory & Common Law
  • Equal Status Act 2000
  • European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003
  • EC Information and Consultation Directive No. 14/02
  • Health & Safety Act 1989
  • Industrial Relations Acts 1990 to 2001
  • Maternity Protection Act 1994 and 2004
  • Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 1991,
  • National Minimum Wage Act 2000
  • Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997
  • Parental Leave Act 1998
  • Payment of Wages Act 1991
  • Pensions Amendment Act 2002.
  • Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003
  • Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act, 2001
  • Protection of Employees (Employer Insolvency) Acts 1984 to 1991
  • Protection of Employment Act 1977
  • Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996
  • Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2003
  • Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994-2001
  • Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977 to 1993

On behalf of clients we prosecute and defend Employment Related Claims in the:

  • High Court;
  • Circuit Court;
  • Employment Appeals Tribunal;
  • Labour Relations Commission;
  • Labour Court.
KEY CONTACTS

Maurice Dockrell

PARTNER
Maurice is head of Employment Litigation and practices in Commercial, Regulatory and Private Client Litigation.
+353 1 859 0100
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Andrew Clarke

SENIOR SOLICITOR
Andrew advises on corporate structures, mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the Charity sector, company law compliance and corporate governance.
+353 1 859 0100
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Ciara Meskell

SOLICITOR
Ciara specialises in commercial litigation and employment law, with an emphasis on the financial sector.
+353 1 859 0100
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