Termination of Employment Contracts
We provide legal advice to both employers and employees in relation to the termination of employment contracts.
Anyone who works for an employer in Ireland for a regular wage or salary automatically has a contract of employment. While the complete contract does not have to be in writing, an employee must be given a written statement of terms of employment within 2 months of starting work. The majority of employees work under open-ended contracts of employment. This means that the contract continues until such time as the employer or employee ends it. Many other employees however, work under fixed-term or specified-purpose contracts which are contracts which end on a specified date or when a specific task is completed.
Employment contracts can be terminated in a variety of ways, such as dismissal, redundancy, or insolvency. Employers should be familiar with the rules relating to termination of employment in any of these contexts and Healy O’Connor Solicitors provide legal advice in relation to all these matters.
Lets face it-it is very easy to get this wrong and terminations should always be handled with sensitivity and attention to the law. If we are acting for an Employee we will do our best to get a favourable outcome for you. This may involve settling the matter early on without the need for litigation. If not then we are well acquainted with the legal remedies open to you and will advise you accordingly.
If you are an Employer we will advise on how to handle the end of the employment relationship.