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Employment law has changed dramatically in recent years. Employees have been given greatly enhanced rights and protections in the workplace and legislation has been introduced to ensure that employees are treated fairly and equally. Discrimination and harassment are outlawed and basic working conditions and minimum wage levels have been prescribed. Employees are entitled to information and consultation and family and personal circumstances are recognised and provided for.

Many disputes can be resolved through mediation, however most complaints, disputes and grievances are heard before a Rights Commissioner or before the Employment Appeals Tribunal. Some cases are brought before the Labour Court. Claims under equality legislation are heard by the Equality Tribunal.

Various other options exist such as judicial review, injunctive relief to restrain dismissal, and enforcement of contractual rights through the Courts.

At O’Donnell McKenna Solicitors we act for employees and employers in a wide range of issues:

  • employment contracts
  • industrial relations
  • unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • rationalisation and redundancy
  • bullying and harassment
  • disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • ongoing employment law advice.

If you would like us to assist you, or if you would simply like to have a chat to discuss your options about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us.




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