Flynn O’Driscoll has extensive experience in advising on all facets of the employment relationship from managing challenging interpersonal issues to dismissals and redundancies and acquisitions. We offer strategic, commercial and supportive advice on a wide range of employment, equality and industrial relations matters. Our clients include many leading multinational and Irish companies, investment funds and public sector organisations.

Experience

Our team prides itself in working closely with our clients to provide commercial, timely and supportive responses to contentious and non-contentious employment related matters.

Some of the key areas we advise on include:

  • Managing the breakdown of the employment relationship to include investigations, disciplinary and grievance processes, severance agreements and appeals
  • Representing clients in all employment fora to include the Workplace Relations Commission, Labour Court and the Superior courts
  • Complex employment related litigation to include injunctions, breach of contract claims and enforcing post termination restrictions
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Bullying and Harassment, Dignity at Work and Stress
  • Performance Management
  • Whistleblowing and protected disclosures
  • Unfair Dismissals and Equality matters
  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting
  • Guiding employers through the redundancy process to include collective redundancies and consultations
  • Discrimination and Equality Issues
  • Employment aspects of corporate and commercial transactions
  • Advising on employment status to include that of independent contractors and drafting consultancy Agreements
  • Outsourcing and Atypical Workers
  • Advising employers in regulated industries such as insurance
  • Corporate immigration and mobility
  • HR policies, procedures, contracts and bonus schemes

Recent

Given the sensitive and confidential nature of employment disputes we cannot name specific clients. Examples of recent experience includes:

  • Advising on the successful appeal of a decision of the Department of Social Welfare that an independent contract was an employee
  • Representing Naturgy Aprovisionamientos S.A. in the proposed sale of certain group companies registered in Ireland, Northern Ireland and England and Wales
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Caoimhe Heery is very professional and responsive. She is able to assist well with the client’s company approach, mitigation and risk assessment

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Flynn O’Driscoll is a great law firm, very professional and responsive

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Caoimhe Heery’s knowledge of employment law is superior. She thinks creatively and effectively communicates her recommendations.

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

'The Team at FOD provide a personal and focused service to their clients. They are attuned to the needs of the clients as they ensure they develop a strong knowledge of the client’s own business and circumstances, which allows them to provide practical and timely advice to their clients on all matters pertaining to the legal issues that are affecting them. This personal, timely and focused service, serves their clients well in the fast-moving corporate world we live in today.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

‘Solution driven team, providing strong support and guidance to clients. Problem solvers, commercially focused and very reliable.’

Legal 500 EMEA

‘The Team at FOD provide a personal and focused service to their clients. They are attuned to the needs of the clients as they ensure they develop a strong knowledge of the client’s own business and circumstances, which allows them to provide practical and timely advice to their clients on all matters pertaining to the legal issues that are affecting them. This personal, timely and focused service, serves their clients well in the fast-moving corporate world we live in today.’

Legal 500 EMEA

‘The team at Flynn O’Driscoll approach every assignment I have worked with them on in a very practical, commercial and business-focused way. This has led to better outcomes for clients as the advice and guidance is centred on the end result and desired outcomes. This approach is underpinned by a highly technical and sector knowledgeable team of individuals that bring their input at the right time in a seamless manner.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

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