Employment Law Solicitors Ireland
If you have been dismissed by your employer and feel the procedures were not followed by the employer or that there was an injustice connected with the dismissal, we can assist you with a legal opinion on the matter, or advise you of your case options and discuss with you how employment law-related cases operate.
If you have never had a case before, you will have a lot of questions and we will answer any question we can. Evidently your case is individual to you but it is quite likely a case of similar facts has come before the Workplace Relations Commission previously.
You might see information below which matches the problem you have and we will endeavour to answer any question you have on an employment law related topic.
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What is constructive dismissal Ireland?
It occurs where the employee is forced to resign in intolerable workplace circumstances wherein the conduct of the employer has become intolerable and the employee has no alternative but to leave the employment. As the resignation was not truly voluntary, it is in effect a termination.
Do I need a solicitor for unfair dismissal?
No, you don’t. It is simply a decision you have to make based on if you perceive there is value in obtaining a solicitor or not for a case. If you perceive there is no value in it, like in any service, you won’t want to obtain such a service.
You can obviously ask a solicitor what specifically their service involves and ascertain their experience for such cases, which may assist you to make the decision.
Publication of Remuneration
With the introduction of the Gender Pay Gap Information Act, 2021 Employers will be required to publish the reasons for remuneration differences between male and female employees. The Act applies to employers with a certain amount of employees.
The burden of Proof in Unfair Dismissal Cases
In these cases, the burden is on the employer to prove there were substantial grounds justifying the dismissal. The employer must show their response to a situation was reasonable and the sanction chosen was one within which a reasonable employer might make. If an employee is being dismissed for a performance issue, for example, then before the decision to dismiss is taken, the employee should be told which areas they are failing in, given an opportunity to improve and be warned about any dismissal.
Should the alternatives to a Redundancy be examined by an employer?
In Panisi -v- JBC Europe Limited 2012 ELR70 where
Mr Justice Charleton held: “It may be prudent as a mark of genuine redundancy, that alternatives
to letting an employee go should be examined. Similarly, a fair selection
process may indicate an honest approach to redundancy by an
What is employment legislation in Ireland?
There is a huge body of employment law in Ireland related legislation, such as the following examples:
- Unfair Dismissals Acts
- Payment of Wages Act
- Maternity Protection Acts
- Employment Equality Acts
- Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act
- Organisation of Working Time Act
- Redundancy Payments Acts
Do the Workplace Relations Commission or Labour Court award legal costs?
Can I be reinstated to my old position by the Workplace Relations Commission?
If you have a claim for unfair dismissal, for example, and you contend the redundancy that arose was not genuine and you win your case, then the Adjudication case officer has a remedy available to him/her to grant you, being Reinstatement to your old position, as reinstatement is a permitted remedy by the legislation.
Can I claim Redundancy after a Lay-off?
An employee after 4 weeks of being laid off can furnish to the employer notice of intention to claim redundancy. If the employer considers the person is not entitled to redundancy, they must furnish a counter-notice denying liability for the redundancy within 7 days after being serviced by the employee of the notice of claim.
Should the employees right to retain their position be considered in a redundancy situation by the employer ?.
Yes. A genuine consultation process with the employee prior to redundancy is very important or a breach of the Unfair Dismissals Acts may be found.
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Employment Law Information Posts
- Unfair Dismissal Solicitors
- Protected Disclosures
- Constructive Dismissal Ireland
- Constructive Dismissal & Covid-19
- Redundancy Ireland
- Bullying at the Workplace
- Workplace Harassment
- Discrimination at the Workplace
- Disciplinary Meetings & Fairness
- Deduction from Wages – Employment Law
- Dyslexia Discrimination at the Workplace
- Disability Discrimination at the Workplace
- Discrimination – Interview Process
- Disciplinary Procedure & Unfair Dismissal
- Dismissal for Health & Safety Complaint
- Workplace Investigations Ireland
- Age Discrimination in the Workplace
- Redundancy & Maternity Leave
- Redundancy Ireland Guide
- Redundancy Calculator Ireland
- Selection Criteria for Redundancy & Performance
- Selection Criteria for Redundancy & Genuine Consultation
- Redundancy & Temporary Lay-Offs
- Unfair Selection for Redundancy
- Redundancy Selection Fairness & Impersonality
- Redundancy & Consultations
- Right to Disconnect
- Redundancy Selection – Alternative Options
- Redundancy Claim Defence – Redeployment
- Retirement Ages & Discrimination
- Sick Leave & Covid-19
- Sick Leave Pay Bill
- Sick Leave & Dismissal
- Gross Misconduct & Dismissal
- Annual Leave Entitlement
- Calculating Loss in Unfair Dismissal Claims
- Unfair Dismissal Ireland – Probation
- Disability Discrimination Ireland
- Unfair Dismissal Claim – Employee Duty to Mitigate Loss
- Employee Verbal Warning Appeal
- Employer Delays Bullying Investigation
- Employment Agency Worker & Dismissal
- Epilepsy Discrimination at the Workplace
- Disciplinary Meetings – Employment Law
- Filling out Workplace Relations Complaint Form
- Fixed-Term Employee & Pregnancy Dismissal
- Fixing Retirement Ages
- Employment Discrimination
- Statutory Break Entitlements
- Redundancy Selection in Ireland
- Redundancy Selection Criteria Matrix
- Time Limits – Cases
- Transfer of Undertakings
- Student Discrimination
- Severance Agreements & Tax Advice
- Success in a Constructive Dismissal Claim
- Employment Contract 5 Day Rule
- Text Message & Disciplinary Meetings
- Unfair Dismissal Claim- Dismissal in Dispute
- Compensation for Unfair Dismissal
- Unfair Dismissal Claim & CCTV
- Workplace Statutory Rest Periods
- Workplace Stress & Discriminatory Dismissal
- Unfair Dismissal Claim – Mitigating Loss
- Gardai & Employment Disputes
- Gender Dismissal Discrimination
- Grievance Procedures & Constructive Dismissal
- Guide for Employees in Redundancy Selection Process
- Maternity Leave & Salary
- New Postponement Guidelines WRC
- Legal Representation at Disciplinary Hearings
- Part-Time Workers
- Plumbers & Pipefitters
- Pre-emptory Dismissal
- Pregnancy related Discrimination
- Pregnancy related Unfair Dismissal
- Predetermined Outcome – Unfair Dismissal
- Proving Fairness in Unfair Dismissal Actions
- Race Discrimination in the Workplace
- Red Circling Defence
- Workplace Relations Commission
- Employment Termination Notice Periods
- 3 Ingredients to Prove Workplace Victimization
- Christmas Bonus for Employees
- Covid-19 Force Majeure Leave
- Redundancy Ireland & Covid-19
- Defence to Disability Discrimination Claim Ireland
- Workplace Discrimination – Gender & Family Status ground
- Workplace Whistleblowing Policy
- Discrimination on a Licensed Premises
- Discrimination in Schools
- Employers Guide to Defending Unfair Dismissal Ireland
- Temporary Lay-Off & Covid 19
- Temporary Lay-off & Non-Payment of Wages
- Severance Agreement & Legal Advice
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Employment Law Ireland
We can assist persons with claims involving bullying at work, equality claims arising from discrimination at work, redundancy matters, or other employment law related claims.
The Workplace Relations Commission tasked with dealing with employment law-related issues has a number of vehicles one can avail of to resolve an employment-related issue. Mediation can be a very effective means of resolving an issue in certain circumstances.
There is a lot of information on our website which may be helpful to you regarding a question you have and if you have further questions we will be happy to help.
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Predetermined Outcome – Unfair Dismissal If an employee is dismissed for a conduct issue, or performance issue, for example, and no investigation took place, or no disciplinary hearing took place, or an unfair investigation / disciplinary hearing took place, an employee will likely feel the dismissal was unfair and consider their legal options. Book a…
Constructive Dismissal & Covid-19 Issues of workplace safety and requests to work from home are now commonplace within the employment sphere in Ireland. Book a Constructive Dismissal & Covid-19 Consultation If an employee has a safety concern about a return to work and an employer requires the person to attend the workplace and this situation…
Right to Disconnect Since covid-19 there has been a huge change in work practices in terms of the place of work for many employees. Now many employees are working at home, and there is much talk of employers responsibilities regarding employees health and safety while working at home and an employees Right to Disconnect. In…
Employment Agency Worker & Dismissal The law regarding Unfair Dismissal is set out in Section 6 of the Unfair Dismissal Act 1977(as amended) and there must be substantial grounds for dismissal. Book an Employment Agency Worker & Dismissal Consultation For a person to be covered by the Act, they must have been an employee of…
Workplace Investigations Ireland & Fair Procedures Receiving a letter from your employer stating you have been invited to an ‘Investigation Meeting’ can be an unpleasant experience. In our experience workplace investigations are either run well or they are not, and there is a significant difference and implication for the employee between the two. The person…
Disability Discrimination Ireland It is not uncommon to hear cases of discrimination. While it is against the law to discriminate against an individual based on their physical capabilities in the workplace, we often hear of discrimination in circumstances relating to the provision of goods and services contrary to the Equal Status Act of 2000. This…
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