Employment Law

Employment Law

Employment Law has become a particularly complex area of law in Ireland in recent years, with disputes becoming more frequent and protracted. There are a number of reasons for this, particularly the introduction of new legislation both in Europe and Ireland, growing awareness of Employee rights and changing social attitudes to issues such as equality and bullying in the workplace.

At Patrick Ward& Co. we understand that Employment Law issues often require a fast response, providing creative and practical solutions to a problem. This is because issues are often of an urgent nature and need immediate attention to ensure that our client’s legal position is safeguarded. Whether you are an employer or an employee you need common sense Employment Law advice in a clear concise manner with no legal jargon.

We have experience in a vast number of areas of Employment Law, including:

  • Unfair Dismissal / Termination of Employment
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Employment Equality / Discrimination
  • Health and Safety
  • Employment Contracts/ Staff Handbooks
  • Transfer of Undertakings legislation
  • Work related stress
  • Severance agreements
  • Redundancy packages

We have a depth of experience in representing both Employers and Employees in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, The Equality Tribunal, The Labour Court, The Circuit Court, and The High Court in relation to all Employment Law issues. In non contentious matters we can advise you on your rights in all areas of Employment Law including:

  • Drafting terms and conditions of Employment
  • Drafting and negotiating Contracts of Employment
  • Drafting and negotiating Severance Agreements
  • Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Data Protection issues