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Employment

Fieldfisher's dedicated Employment department has a wealth of experience providing advice and on-going support to human resource managers, directors and in-house legal (based in Ireland and EMEA) in private, regulated and semi-state organisations. We provide a full range of legal advice on advisory, transactional and dispute resolution matters and work closely with senior executives and employers in respect of issues that arise in shareholder/boardroom disputes in private and public companies.

Areas of Practice:

  • Employment contracts
  • HR policies and procedures
  • Grievance and disciplinary matters
  • Performance and absenteeism management
  • Support in corporate acquisitions and disposals, including due diligence
  • Transfer of undertakings and outsourcing
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Workplace stress issues
  • Employee related whistleblowing
  • Mandatory retirement issues
  • Industrial relations and Trade Union matters
  • Termination of employment
  • Employment equality and discrimination Issues
  • Claims before the Workplace Relations Commission, Labour Court and the civil courts
  • Employment injunction applications
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Mediation
  • Advice on and drafting of Settlement Agreements

Recent activity

Our Employment Team has developed a niche practice advising clients in the pharmaceutical, insurance and financial services industry. Clients include Novartis, Alcon Laboratories, Zurich Insurance, AON, AIG, Aegon and Leaseplan.

Our Employment Team has also developed a niche practice advising public sector, semi-state and statutory bodies. Clients include Eirgrid, Coillte, RTE, Maynooth University, the Medical Council and the Financial Services Ombudsman, amongst others.