Employment Law

Have you recently been made redundant or had your pay cut? Do you know your rights and holiday entitlements?

At John McNamara and Associates we offer a full range of services that fall under the heading of Employment Law. There has been increasing legislation passed governing the area of Employment Law in Ireland over the last number of decades. Employees’ rights are now protected more than ever pursuant to legislation and employees who feel they have been wronged have numerous forums and tribunals in which they can vindicate their rights.

Unfortunately many employees still remain unaware of their rights and as to whether they may have a valid complaint or not. In particular in the current climate, Employment Law is even more important where more and more employees are being made redundant and are sometimes afraid to question their employee concerning a complaint they may have for fear of losing their jobs.

We are happy to advise employees and represent them at hearings in relation to:

  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Equality Law and Equal Status legislation
  • Non-payment of wages, holiday pay, bonuses etc.
  • Representation at
    • Rights Commissioner Hearings
    • Employment Appeals
    • Tribunals
    • Labour Court Hearings
    • Equality Tribunals and
    • all other Courts
  • The enforcement of Rights Commissioner or Employment Appeals Tribunal decisions.
  • Advise on bullying/harassment in the workplace.

Employers' Obligations & Rights

We also have extensive experience in acting for employers and advising on various issues such as:

  • Drafting Employment Contracts and the very important distinction between Contracts for Service and Contracts of Service.
  • Vicarious Liability.
  • Advising on fair recruitment, application, interview and selection procedures.
  • Advising on the implications of Employment legislation.
  • The establishment of adequate grievance, disciplinary and investigative procedures.
  • Advising on all issues surrounding the effective termination of employee contracts.
  • Advising on redundancy issues and fair selection procedures associated with Redundancy.

For further information contact us and arrange an appointment to come see us in Limerick.

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