Employment Law for Employers in Ireland
Employment law is one of the most complicated areas of the law, governing the relationship and the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees. It is important that where advice on employment law is needed, a generalist approach is best avoided. The rules in this field are specific, fast-changing and complex. It is wise to ensure that employment law matters are only handled by specialist employment lawyers.
Please click here for our Brief Overview of Irish Employment Law for Businesses.
At Sherwin O’Riordan, we provide a suite of employment law services for both employers and employees. We take great pride in offering services that reflect the realities of business.
Employment Law Advice for Businesses in Ireland
The team at Sherwin O’Riordan understand that employers are obliged to comply with a range of different pieces of legislation related to employment law. We offer a suite of services designed to help employers meet these obligations. Our services include:
Design of grievance and disciplinary procedures
In order to organise a workforce effectively, employers must ensure that they implement procedures to handle grievances and disciplinary action effectively. However, these processes must also comply with relevant legislation, particularly rules in respect of equality.
Creation of employment contracts
Employers must understand the consequences of engaging individuals as employees. The contract of employment must clearly stipulated each party’s rights and responsibilities, and be free of ambiguities which could lead to difficulties later in the relationship.
Advising on redundancy schemes
It is a fact that employers are themselves vulnerable to the realities of operating in a competitive commercial environment. In some instances this may oblige employers to consider reducing the size of their workforce, to maintain the continued viability of their business. In order to do so, their redundancy procedures must be designed in such a way that the criteria they apply are fair. Furthermore, these procedures must be applied in a reasonable manner.
Representing employers in legal proceedings
Employers owe many obligations to employees under multiple different pieces of legislation. It is impossible to prevent legal action being taken against employers in every instance. When this happens, it is important that they are handled by legal advisors that understand the process involved, and how to protect an employer’s interests.
We work closely with our clients to achieve practical and commercial solutions. Our cost-effective and no nonsense approach means we act for many leading companies.
Employment Solicitors Dublin - Considerable Success for Businesses of All Sizes
We have had considerable success running cases on behalf of businesses of all sizes. In this regard, we have seen a substantial increase in litigation by employees against employers particularly in forums such as the Employment Appeals Tribunal, Labour Court and Labour Relations Commission.
We also advise on:
- Discipline & Grievance
- Employment Policies
- Dismissal & Severance
- Confidentiality & Competition
- Discrimination & Equality
- Managing Claims & Employment Disputes
- Redundancy & Restructuring
- Compromise Agreements
- Contracts & Service Agreements
- Local Government Pensions
- Responsive HR
- Immigration Compliance Audit Service
- HR department training
Who we Represent
We represent companies throughout Ireland including:-
- Public and private companies, banks and financial advisors
- Medical groups and companies in the healthcare sector
Some of our recent work has involved acting for a large petrochemical enterprise in respect of a number of cases before both the Employment Appeals Tribunal and Rights Commissioner service encompassing claims regarding unfair dismissal, working time, payment of wages, rest periods and conditions of employment.
We also regularly provide advice in relation to our clients, including large parking management companies, nursing homes and print publications regarding the management of disciplinary proceedings and the management of underperforming staff.
Need Further Information on Employment Law for Businesses in Ireland?
Need further information? See our Brief Overview of Irish Employment Law for Businesses