Amorys Solicitors host a Legal Briefing with a Twist

As part of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Local Enterprise Week, Junior Chamber Ireland (Dublin Southside) in association with Amorys Solicitors, Sandyford hosted a mock Workplace Relations Commission tribunal in the Beacon Hotel, Sandyford...

The glamourous world of fashion was revealed when a high-flying PR executive was dismissed after a fashion show fell flat amid suspicions that she was planning to start her own company with a prized client. The question, hotly contested on the night, was: did the company follow proper procedures, and was the employee a victim of bullying, harassment and unrealistic expectations?

At the mock hearing business leaders and HR professionals experienced the theatre of the Workplace Relations Commission, learned how the process works and are now fully equipped to minimise the risk of claims, prepare for tribunals and successfully defend a claim for unfair dismissal.

The tribunal was presided over by Davnet O’Driscoll, a WRC Adjudicator designate and solicitor with Amorys Solicitors. Stephen Fitzpatrick BL, barrister, and Deirdre Farrell, solicitor also with Amorys represented the parties.

Deirdre Farrell, solicitor with Amorys Solicitors, comments: “Up-to-date information about recent developments in employment law isn’t always easy to find, understand and then translate for your business. This event provided an excellent opportunity for employers and HR professionals to work together to understand what is involved in, and how to effectively manage, an employment tribunal.”

Left to right: Ben Stafford, Deirdre Farrell, solicitor, Amorys, Davnet O’Driscoll, solicitor, Amorys, Stephen Fitzpatrick BL and Theresa Cahill

The seminar was well attended and Conor McGregor was at the reception afterwards.  JCI Dublin Southside and Amorys Solicitors would like to thank Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Local Enterprise Office for the support and sponsorship provided to them.

Article Published: 27/03/2017