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Employment Law

An employee is a person engaged under a contract of service. If you are employed and have this type of contract, you are protected by the full range of employment legislation.

Note the difference between a contract of service and a contract for service.  The latter is generally used when an employer is engaging an independent contractor or self-employed person for a job. When a contract of service, (or employment contract) is in place, employees and employers are clear from the outset on respective duties and entitlements and so disputes can be avoided.  Disputes, however, will arise regardless and John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors Wexford, can assist either employer or employee in these instances.

If you are an employee, we can assist you with:

  • Interpreting and Reviewing Contract of Employment
  • Interpreting and Reviewing Policies and Codes of Practice e.g. Online Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy, Disciplinary Procedures
  • Redundancy and Termination of Employment Advice
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Equality and Bullying Issues
  • Appearance before a Rights Commissioner, Labour Relations Commission, Labour Court, Workplace Relations Commission, Equality Authority and related Courts
  • Injury at Work
  • Disputes

The National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) is the statutory body appointed to ensure employers’ compliance with employment legislation.  In recent years, this legislation has been updated considerably in relation to rights such as minimum wage, break entitlements, annual leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, parental leave, safety at work, treatment in the workplace etc. Keep up to date with this legislation here.

Whether you are and employer or an employee in need of assistance, contact us.  We can help you.

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