Employment Law and Pensions
The relationship between employee and employer becomes more complex all the time, as does the legal framework that governs this relationship. Irish employment law is fundamentally contract based with the idea that an employer and employee enter into a contractual relationship on agreed terms, set out in the terms and conditions of employment.
Paul Lynch Solicitors have extensive experience of advising both employers and employees in relation to the ever increasing and evolving area of employment legislation and pension entitlements and benefits.
We advise and encourage employers to establish appropriate employment policies and practices in advance of a dispute arising and in an effort to avoid having to deal with an avoidable complaint or grievance of an employee. We advise on the drafting of employment contracts and all HR policies and procedures tailored for the client’s needs, industry and circumstances.
In the event of a dispute arising we advise employers in relation to that dispute and have extensive experience of defending disputes through the courts, the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the Rights Commissioner.
In the current business environment, there has been a marked increase in the level of contentious disputes arising in the area of dismissals, equality claims, bullying and harassment cases and complaints to the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court. We have also extensive experience of acting for employees in disputes or grievances with their employers and pursuing claims through the appropriate forum for the employee in the event of negotiations failing to achieve the required result.
We advise both employers and employees on pension scheme rules and pension benefits and rights on retirement or termination of employment by way of resignation, redundancy or dismissal.
We advise clients in relation to the following:
- Employments Contracts
- Policies and procedures
- Employment Appeals Tribunal claims
- Rights Commissioner claims
- Labour Court disputes
- Pension Schemes and benefits
- Unfair Dismissal
- Constructive Dismissal
- Bullying and Harassment in the workplace