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Employment law, Ireland

Our dedicated employment law team provides assistance to clients in navigating this increasingly complex area of law. We recognise that good employer / employee relationships are key to business success and we provide proactive and strategic advice on all aspects of the employment relationship.

We believe in the importance of understanding each client’s specific employment and labour relations culture and our priority is to provide practical, pragmatic and client-centred solutions.

We advise clients on legal issues arising throughout the life cycle of the employment relationship, beginning at the recruitment stage, including interviews, employment contracts, handbooks and policies.

Eversheds Sutherland employment law team

Our employment lawyers work with HR professionals and management teams with;

  • equality issues
  • industrial relations disputes
  • sporadic and long-term absenteeism
  • bullying and harassment
  • stress claims, and
  • the employment considerations arising in commercial transactions and business transfers.

We also advise on discipline and dismissal issues and on terminations of employment, including the negotiation of severance packages, unfair dismissal cases and employment injunctions.

Our service also encompasses advice on related topics such as health and safety law, immigration and data protection. We conduct employment law and health and safety audits, advising on current practices and documentation. We also offer in-house training and seminars to our clients on all aspects of employment law.

'The employment law team have experience in advising a wide range of clients, both global and national. Our lawyers offer a seamless service to our international clients in Ireland, the UK and across continental Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia where employment issues arise in multiple jurisdictions.' - Legal 500, 2022

‘The cross function collaboration is fantastic, their advices are coordinated and organised across multiple functionals, providing practical and logical advice to achieve the best outcome. Eversheds do not shy away from making solid recommendations which balances legal risk and business need. The client is truly at the centre and heart of what they do.’ - Legal 500, 2022

‘The people make the practice Eversheds is. Joanne Hyde, Julie Galbraith and Marie McGinley. They invest in getting to know the client and their culture, they invest in time teasing out all possible options and come with collective and cross functional recommendations.' - Legal 500, 2022

‘With this team, I always feel that I get the advice I need. Regardless of the complexity of the matter, the team thoroughly understands our business and therefore, invariably and immediately grasps all issues in play so that they provide practical, pragmatic and solution-focused legal counsel.’ - Legal 500, 2022

‘Anticipation, engagement and work ethic. Incredibly diligent and attentive, to the point where the client feels that they have the exclusive and fully focused attention of the team.’ - Legal 500, 2022

The lawyers have invested in understanding our business' 'the advice is precise and direct' 'very practical, solution-focused and responsive' - Chambers Europe

"Organised, efficient and forward-thinking" - Chambers Europe

Eversheds Sutherland is valued for its 'strong insights into industry trends and best practice' - Legal 500

'One of the key strengths I feel Eversheds (Sutherland) has is the great relationships their solicitors are able to build with their customers' - Legal 500

'The employment law team are extremely knowledgeable in all areas of employment law. In comparing advice or workings of other solicitors, it is apparent that Eversheds solicitors are trained to the highest standard, competent in their role and this in turn builds their credibility and trust within organisations.' - Legal 500

Contact us

Joanne Hyde, Head of Employment and Labour Law