At Dillon Geraghty & Co. Solicitors we can advise both employers and employees in relation to redundancies, unfair dismissals, equality and health and safety issues. We can pursue or defend claims before the Rights Commissioner, Employment Appeals Tribunal, and the courts, as well as the Equality Tribunal. We can advise employers about their responsibilities, and help draft policies on sick leave, absence management, grievance and disciplinary procedures, safety statements etc.
Specifically we advise employers on:
Contracts of Employment
Dillon Geraghty & Co. Solicitors provide providing specially tailored advice to employers in respect of the preparation and negotiation of employment contracts and also their obligations to their employees
Policies & Procedures in the workplace
Workplace policies often reinforce and clarify standard operating procedure in a workplace. Well written policies help employers manage staff more effectively by defining acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in the workplace, and set out the implications of not complying with those policies.
Dillon Geraghty & Co. Solicitors can provide practical advice in the drafting of policies and procedures for the workplace.
Specifically we advise employers & employees on:
Unfair Dismissal Claims
An employee can only lawfully be dismissed for good reason, and then only if the employer follows fair procedures. We routinely provide advice to employers contemplating the termination of an employee’s contract.
If you have been unfairly dismissed, you may be entitled to bring a claim to the Rights Commissioner or the Employment Appeals Tribunal. They can order that you be re-instated in your job, or they can award you compensation up to a maximum of two years pay and benefits.
If you think you have a claim, talk to Dillon Geraghty & Co. Solicitors, and we will advise you whether you have a good case, and how to proceed.
In cases of redundancy, you are also entitled to fair procedures, and also to be fairly selected for redundancy. If you feel you have not been fairly treated, you may be entitled to compensation, so contact us for advice.
Discrimination based on disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, membership of the travelling community, pregnancy or age is prohibited by law. You may bring a complaint arising from discrimination to the Equality Tribunal, who can award compensation to you against your employer. Talk to us if you feel you have grounds for complaint.
Health & Safety Law
Every employee is entitled to be provided with a safe place of work, safe equipment and safe systems of work. They are also entitled not to be bullied, harassed, or suffer from sexual harassment. You may be entitled to compensation if you suffer injury or damage arising from your employer’s failure to comply with his/her legal obligations. We can discuss your situation with you in complete confidence, and advise you whether you may be entitled to make a claim.