Shannons Solicitors also deals with a number of Employment Law issues and Tim or Vincent are available to review contracts and advise on legislation.

To begin, one of the first areas of employment law our blog will be touching on is unfair dismissal. In brief , the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977-2007 outlines what can occur and provides information on exactly what unfair dismissal is, if anyone needs to pinpoint their issue.


Also, there is a lot of information, rules and tips on how to apply if unfairly dismissed on the Citizens Information website.

An employee is unfairly dismissed if one or more of these are deemed a reason by the employer:

  • Membership of any trade union
  • Religious or political opinions
  • Legal proceedings against an employer where an employee is a party or a witness
  • Race, colour, sexual orientation, age or membership of the Traveller community
  • Pregnancy, giving birth or breastfeeding or any matters connected with pregnancy or birth
  • Availing of rights under legislation to maternity leave, adoptive leave, carer’s leave, parental or force majeure leave
  • Unfair selection for redundancy

Redundancy is an area that can sometimes blur the lines between unfair dismissal. Primarily, redundancy is legal and a genuine reason for dismissal. However, if the employer believes that they have been selected unfairly or thinks a redundancy situation does not exist, they may be able to make a claim. It is advised to get in touch with a solicitor as soon as possible. It’s very important to know that if you make a claim for unfair dismissal you can not make a claim for redundancy.

Tim and Vincent Shannon have over 30 years experience in dealing with areas of employment law and unfair dismissal. To discuss a case and see how they could help, why not call Shannons Solicitors on 01-8401780 or e-mail vincent@shannons.ie