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“We went through a lot of the usual OCC Health stuff and while they weren’t particularly helpful, I was focusing on my recovery and felt confident that I’d be able to return to work in the not too distant future. They sent me to a specialist around Christmas time and he was really positive about my prospects and felt confident that by the Spring, I would be likely to be fit to return to work. I was really happy and he suggested a further review in March of the following year. Things were looking up! And then I was called to a meeting and told that I was being dismissed on grounds of “capacity”. According to my unsympathetic employer they could not “keep my job open indefinitely”. I was devastated.
Thankfully, I got in touch with Employment Matters and Sean and his team were amazing. They guided me through the legal process and ultimately have won the case in the WRC, my former employer having appealed, agreed to settle the case. We even made it into the papers and I got €35k for my troubles!”
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Seán is the principal of Employment Matters, a boutique employee-focused law firm based in Waterford City but servicing the entire South East as well as Dublin. Seán is a qualified solicitor with a Masters Degree in Marketing from the UCD graduate school. Seán also holds a Diploma in Commercial Law from the Law Society and a diploma in the Law of eCommerce.
Melissa handles our employment law cases in the WRC and Labour Court with the help of our experienced in house Solicitors and instructed Barristers. She returned to college in 2019 when she obtained an Advanced diploma in Applied Employment Law from the
King’s Inns, a course she undertook while working full time.
Melissa brings a level of practicality to the job and seeks to remove the jargon so heavily associated with legal cases. Her success record ranges from cases against the HSE, big pharma, and some of Ireland’s largest retail and motor companies.
We are a speciality law firm focusing solely on employment law, especially Discrimination, Harassment, Unfair Dismissals, Redundancy, Whistleblowing, Health & Safety and Data Protection and Privacy. In the last two years we have acted in over 80 cases and cost employers over €1 million in awards alone.
We specialise in Employment law so our team knows all there is to know about it. They have been trained extensively and have the confidence, experience and passion to run a case in the WRC & Labour Court. We’ve been there and certainly have the t-shirt.
We are a team of humans and we bring humanity to everything we do, so we won’t speak to you like you’re an idiot or drown you in jargon. Our clients come to us primarily because of our experience and track record but also because they know that above all else, we have their back.
Our primary goal is to achieve an expeditious and economic result while ensuring that you are confident and informed every step of the way.
We won’t be bullied or intimidated by your employer or anyone else. We’ve seen them all before!
In particular, we focus on helping you resolve your employment issues efficiently and effectively and ensuring that this never happens again to anyone else.
So if you want to learn more about how we can help you, book a commitment-free intro call today.
Use the link below to book a preliminary call where we can get the high-level details of you specific situation and advise of your options.
The beauty of having a legal team in your corner is that once you hand over all the relevant info to us you can just sit back and let us lead you through the legal process, supported every step of the way.
It may sound a million miles away from where you are now, but you can get excited about putting all this behind you and moving on with your life.
“I was devastated that my career had come to an end because of the actions of a small number of people in a large organisation. The problem was that this was ignored at the top and I was simply abandoned by my employer. I felt that no-one cared and then a friend referred me to Employment Matters. While the process was daunting, to have them with me every step of the way made it far easier to handle. Their professionalism and competence blew me (and my former employer) away. At times, they seemed to know more about my case than I did! Anyway, I’m so glad I did it and I was vindicated. The money was nice but the thought that I had won was worth more than anything.”
Our client’s name has been kept confidential at her request