Time to make your voice heard.
Were you not given your basic legal rights? Just fired on the spot? No procedure or good reason?
If after twelve months or more of dutifully showing up to work and doing everything asked of you, you were sacked with no warning, no consultation, no procedure and no reason, that’s just plain wrong. So… we’re asking you to stand up for all those days the best bits of your lunch disappeared from the workplace fridge, and all those times you had to bite your tongue while someone blathered on about something stupid in a meeting. Stand up for yourself and every time you and your colleagues were asked to do unreasonable and impossible tasks but found a way of doing them anyway. Stand up for every time you stayed back with no gratitude in return or all the times you took a phone call for your Manager and got screamed at.
Our Client from Dublin, JG – 48JG worked as a bus driver for one of the country’s largest hotel groups. Following a silly incident at the company Christmas party between him and a work colleague, JG was sacked for what the employer said was gross misconduct. JG had gotten into a row with a fellow worker who had burnt him with a cigarette. There was a minor scuffle, mickey mouse stuff. They’d both had a few drinks (which, by the way, were provided by their employer) and the incident between the two men quickly passed. Being a responsible sort, JG immediately held up his hands and acknowledged what had happened. He apologised and confirmed that nothing of the sort would ever happen again. The Company didn’t care. Zero tolerance, (though the man with whom JG had rowed wasn’t even disciplined!). The Company took what was a relatively trivial thing and blew it up into a major issue. They claimed he’d head-butted a security guard and had abused other members of the security team. None of this was true. JG was called to a meeting with one of the Directors and told that he was either to resign or be dismissed. Understandably, he was devastated. You don’t have to be Employment Law specialists to know that this was wrong, but since we are Employment Law specialists, we knew JG had a good case for unfair dismissal.
SO WHERE DOES ALL THIS LEAVE ME?Most when they call us, feel like Workplace Issues have left them in limbo in multiple aspects of their life. Not only is their future in their career now uncertain or gone entirely but they are bringing this stress and anger home to their partners, parents children and friends to take out their frustrations. If you feel like you have exhausted all your other options and the legal route is your only option, you must move quickly. Generally, there is a six-month time limit for taking a claim to the Workplace Relations Commission. If you are feeling overwhelmed we can help. We will meet you, and listen to your experience, lodge your claims for you and keep you in the loop throughout the whole process, ultimately representing you at your hearing. Call us on 051 841 641 for a free no-obligation consultation or to arrange an appointment with us to review what has happened to you at work and how we can help. Regardless of your case, we encourage employees to know their rights and ensure that your employer does not mess you around. Whether you are seeking general advice regarding your Employment Rights when you’ve been badly treated in work or if you are concerned that your rights may have been infringed, it is important to take action now.
What to Do Next – Stand Up to them!The actions you take now and the choices you make, will not only have a big impact on your own life, but could also affect how other workers are treated in the future. The future is in your hands. You can choose to walk away and simply suffer your situation in silence or you can be proactive, stand up for yourself and take control of it. Things need to change and the only way of changing it is by standing up against it. To do that you need help, someone who can give you a platform and help you take control. You need information and advice from experienced and trusted experts which will allow you to understand your rights and give you the support you need to help you to navigate this complex area of law. You need someone to guide you through the process, and have your back every step of the way, explain what is otherwise a very off-putting and forbidding environment and do some of the dirty work and heavy lifting for you.
What we DoOur dedicated team of professionals has huge experience working on behalf of and with women in these types of situation. We have the legal knowledge required to guide you through this complex situation and give you the advice and support you need right now. We are experienced at resolving these types of claims quickly and effectively – often without you even having to face a drawn-out battle in the WRC. We understand the emotional pressure and stress you are going through and we can help ease the trauma of it all. Our aim is to work for you to achieve the best possible outcome so that you can move on with your life. We will;
- Listen to You!
- Advise you on your legal rights;
- Take all the necessary legal steps required to make your voice heard and;
- Get you compensation.