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Fieldfisher hosts seminar entitled ‘Irish and UK Employment Law Compared’




Our most recent Employment seminar took place on the 26th June 2019 entitled ‘Irish and UK Employment Law Compared’ in the Merrion Hotel, Dublin. On foot of the recent merger between Fieldfisher and McDowell Purcell,  this was the first Employment Law Client Briefing as Fieldfisher Ireland. To mark the momentous event, colleagues from EPIC (Employment, Pensions, Immigration and Compliance) based from our UK offices were invited as panel members; discussing the differences in Irish and UK Employment Law. The expert panel was chaired by Barry Walsh (Employment Law Partner, Fieldfisher Ireland) and consisted of Nick Thorpe (Employment Law Partner, Fieldfisher London), Julie Austin (Employment Law Partner, Fieldfisher Ireland) and David Palmer (Employment Law Senior Associate, Fieldfisher London). The panel explored the key differences in employment law between Ireland and the UK and touched upon the following topics:
  • TUPE and service provision changes
  • Pensions and auto enrolment
  • Enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • Mandatory retirement
  • Employee vetting
  • Dismissals, injunctions and termination payments
  • Redundancy
  • Brexit
  • The gig economy
  • Union recognition
  • Data Protection issues in the Employment Relationship
  • Culture and practice
We have written related articles on the subject matter, all of which can be accessed through our blog. For further information please contact a member of our team.