Irish employment law
Employment is a central focus of our business, with over 150 lawyers in our team. Our practice is ‘the most highly nominated European firm in research conducted by Who’s Who Legal. We have also received global recognition from Who's Who Legal who this year have named us "Law Firm of the Year for Labour, Employment & Pensions".
Underpinning the success of any business is its people. Meeting the competitive challenges of today’s rapidly changing world can require a radical re-think of the employer/employee relationship, and co-ordinating globally mobile talent can present significant challenges. Nurturing diversity, incentivising key staff and protecting against team defections are all essential to business success.
With so many issues to contend with, our award-winning specialist employment team covers the full range of work – from day-to-day HR support through to advising on the most complex or contentious of disputes. Going far beyond just legal advice, we also support clients with a range of innovative, value-adding services including consultancy, training and flexible legal resourcing to provide senior lawyers in-house to organisations.
Ireland: New Code of Practice on preventing workplace bullying27 January 2021
This article reviews the main points employers should consider in a new Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work that came into effect in Ireland last month.
Ireland: Employee unfairly dismissed for being refused remote working during pandemic27 January 2021
The Workplace Relations Commission recently found that an employee was unfairly dismissed when her employer rejected her request for remote working in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ireland: Making Remote Work – the Government’s National Remote Work Strategy19 January 2021
Siobhra and Audrey explore the Government’s new “Making Remote Work” National Remote Work Strategy which is aimed at ensuring that remote working “is a permanent feature in the Irish workplace that maximises economic, social and environmental benefits”.
Síobhra Rush talks about the government’s plans to promote remote working18 January 2021
Síobhra Rush was on RTÉ TV News talking about the government’s plans to promote remote working during the pandemic.
Ireland: How society will tech it to the next level in 2021: Síobhra Rush comments for The Times12 January 2021
From robot surgery to cyberwarfare and electric planes, business leaders and experts reveal how science may affect our lives over the next 12 months
Ireland: Update on what is considered an essential worker under the latest Level 5 public health restrictions08 January 2021
Under the latest Level 5 restrictions which came into force on 24 December, employees in Ireland must work from home unless they are classified as essential workers and their work cannot be done at home.
Ireland: Vaccination for Covid-19 – can employers require their employees to be vaccinated?15 December 2020
With a vaccination against coronavirus in sight, many employers in Ireland will understandably be eager to have their employees vaccinated in the hope of their workplace returning to some form of normality. This article explores some of the legal issues.
Lewis Silkin Ireland signs up to the Law Society Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter04 December 2020
We are delighted to be one of the first signatories of the Law Society Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter. By signing the GEDI Charter we have committed to support diversity and inclusion and treat all individuals fairly and equally.