Services Employment Dispute Services acts for both employees and employers.
The services offered and the fee structures are set out below. The
initial phone consultation is free.
EMPLOYEE SERVICES AND FEES
Employment Agreement Advice
An employer must give every employee a contract. If you have been
offered a contract we can advise you on what you may believe are
“troublesome clauses” and whether such clauses are appropriate.
Some people for example may object to “restraint of trade”
clauses or clauses requiring compulsory drug testing.
If in the course of your employment you are asked to come to a
disciplinary meeting your employer may advise you (and hopefully
will) that you have a right to representation. We can advise you
of your rights prior to the meeting and also attend the meeting
Personal grievances are legal claims against an employer for such
things as; unjustified dismissal; unjustified forced resignation
(or constructive dismissal); unjustified redundancy dismissal; unjustified
“disadvantage” (demotions, cuts in pay etc.); sexual
harassment; breach of parental leave legislation or racial discrimination.
These claims can be filed in a relatively low level judicial body
called the Employment Relations Authority but you have to attempt
mediation first either informally or at the Mediation Service –
a part of the Labour Department.
After you contact us we usually write a letter to the employer
notifying them of your grievance and then attempt to settle the
matter by a private meeting. If this is unsuccessful we arrange
a formal mediation at the Mediation Service. About two thirds of
mediations result in a settlement.
Wage Arrears and Holiday Pay Matters
Other Services EMPLOYER SERVICES
These services are similar to that for employees but the fees are
often charged in a different way.
Restructuring and Redundancy Issues