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Employment Law for Employers

Lavelle Partners have been assisting employers and employees across Ireland for over 30 years on employment law matters.

Our specialist team of highly experienced employment law Solicitors in Dublin is headed by Marc Fitzgibbon.  Marc is a former member of the Law Society of Ireland’s Employment & Equality Law Committee and the European Employment Lawyers Association.

Our commitment to our clients

Our employment law advice is sharp, incisive and carefully tailored; we always place the needs and goals of our clients at the front and centre of everything we do.

This area of Irish law can be deeply complex, and in addition can lead to high levels of stress, worry, fear, and animosity if matters in disputes are not handled quickly and effectively.  With our experience, you can be confident your employment matter is in the best possible hands.  We will take the pressure off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on running your business, or if you are an employee, continuing your career, or seeking new employment.

At all times, we will explain your legal options in plain English, outlining the pros and cons where necessary.  Our team is extremely proactive and will always keep you fully informed and will always respond to your calls, emails or other communications as quickly as possible.

Alternative Dispute Resolution for employment disputes

Due to the rise in contentious disputes arising in the area of employment law in recent years, we believe in the importance of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  Methods such as conciliation, arbitration, and mediation can resolve even the most complex and acrimonious of employment disputes, whether between an employer and an employee, or an employer and a trade union.

ADR can often bring about a resolution to an employment matter quickly, with little cost, and without the involvement of the Courts.  This also means that relationships are better preserved between disputing parties once the matter is amicably concluded.

And if required, we will manage any complaints referred to the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court.

We cover all areas of employment law

Lavelle Partners have been proudly representing individuals and businesses across Ireland in all areas of employment law, including:

  • Contracts for Employment
  • Staff Handbook, policies and procedures
  • Redundancy & Collective Redundancy
  • Employment Injunction & High Court Litigation
  • Grievance procedures
  • Dismissal and Disciplinary Procedures
  • Performance Management
  • Whistleblowing
  • Employment Equality, Discrimination & Equal Status
  • Pensions and Benefits 
  • Severance Packages
  • Health and Safety
  • Bullying, Harassment & Sexual Harassment
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Trade Unions and Trade Union Disputes
  • Transfer of undertaking

Our team of employment lawyers understand the need to act with the utmost confidentiality and professionalism.  And for many of our clients involved in disputes, our team will work with you in a manner that is both empathetic, caring, and respectful.  Regardless of who requires our services, we will do all we can to defend your best interests, working to achieve your objectives without impacting your time and resources any more than is necessary.

Our team will work with your HR resources

Our experience means we understand and apply the latest best practice in relation to employment law.  We can assist your in-house, or external HR team in establishing policies and procedures, and staff handbooks which are tailored to the specific needs of your business.  We will ensure this includes the latest provisions, including in relation to cybersecurity, money laundering, and digital law services.

Likewise, if you have a new employment law project, we can assist, allowing your existing resources to focus on the day to day running of your business.  Doing so will allow any new projects to be commenced without delay, removing the need for training, redeployment of resources and recruitment.

Our experience speaks for itself

In recent years, we have been proud to work with individuals, and small, medium, and large businesses and organisations across Ireland on a range of complex employment law projects, including:

  • Representing a PLC in defending a claim of discrimination and victimisation made by an employee in the Equality Tribunal.
  • Representing a senior manager in challenging his redundancy before the Employment Appeals Tribunal Advising senior executives on the negotiation of their redundancy packages and severance packages.
  • Advising on company pension schemes.
  • Drafting Employment Contracts for a significant professional services provider establishing a branch in Ireland.
  • Establishment of employee share option plans.
  • Advising a leading company on implementing salary reductions and a variation of contractual terms for employees.

What our clients say

Marc Fitzgibbon has done an excellent job. He is extremely responsive and very commercial and pragmatic.’

The Legal 500, 2022

The folks in Lavelle partners will always go the extra mile for you and have a solution to every challenge we face. They are a pleasure to deal with in particular Marc Fitzgibbon & Nikita Kelly.’

The Legal 500, 2022

Very knowledgeable and very responsive to client’s needs.’

The Legal 500, 2022

I have always been impressed with the expertise, diligence and client focus I have received from Lavelle Partners. I have found their solicitors have a way to cut through complex problems to offer comprehensive but easy to understand legal advice.’

The Legal 500, 2022

The team works seamlessly, providing expert practical advice.’

The Legal 500, 2022

I find that the team in Lavelle Partners have expertise right across the spectrum to satisfy any work we need to be done.’

The Legal 500, 2022

I chose Lavelle Partners for their competence with regard to the specifics of employment law. All of my issues have been thoroughly dealt with during the short period that I have engaged them and I am confident that all future needs will be dealt with in the same manner.’

The Legal 500, 2022

How Lavelle Partners employment law Solicitors can assist you

  • Our team of employment Solicitors, headed by Senior Partner, Marc Fitzgibbon, has been assisting employees and employers for many years, and as a result, has developed a strong and enviable reputation nationally for achieving excellence in this area of law.
  • Marc is a former member of the Law Society of Ireland’s Employment & Equality Law Committee and the European Employment Lawyers Association.
  • We understand that employment law matters often need to be managed with the utmost confidentiality.
  • For employers, our Solicitors will work alongside your in-house or external HR team, ensuring that your matter is handled efficiently and with the minimum of demands on your resources.
  • If your employment matter requires expertise in other areas, such as taxation, accounting, corporate law, personal injury, our teams will collaborate internally, giving you the benefit of our combined knowledge.

Our partnership with Talbot Pierce

Lavelle Partners work with Talbot Pierce to provide a seamless service in respect of Human Resource Management.  Talbot Pierce are a team of specialist HR professionals who work with us on a range of matters including advice on and delivery of conflict/dispute resolution solutions, best-practice HR strategies, policies and procedures.

For further information on any aspect of employment law in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800*.

*Please note that fees apply to all consultations. 

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