In-person Conference

Dismissal: Shaping New Developments into Solution-Focused Answers for Employers in Ireland

Solution-Focused, Court-Proven, Answers to 6 of the Thorniest Dismissal Questions Facing Irish Employers: Directly from 7 Top-Rated Lawyers

5 hours CPD

Live Attendance

Attend the conference in-person at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin

  • Date Thursday, 19 Sept 2024, 10:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Registration Open from 9:30AM
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  1. 09:30

    Registration and coffee

  2. 10:00

    Chair's Introduction

    Dismissal: Shaping new developments into solution-focused answers for employers in Ireland

    Chaired by Carol Ann Casey of CA Compliance

    Carol Ann handles bullying, dismissals, performance and protected disclosures. She serves as the Independent Adjudicator of the Law Society of Ireland.

  3. 10:15

    Off the Record Allegations

    How should you handle 'off the record' allegations from employees who explicitly state they 'want to make HR aware' but 'don't feel comfortable' with action being taken?

    Answered by Maura Connolly of Addleshaw Goddard

    Maura is "first-rate", "vastly experienced", "incredibly effective,” "always practical" and “at the top of her profession.” She is a former Chair of the Law Society’s Employment Law Committee.

  4. 10:55

    Mental Health

    How do you tackle an ongoing performance situation where mental health (1) appears to be a contributing factor and (2) turns into an actual factor because of the process you set in motion?

    Answered by Ciara McLoughlin of DLA Piper

    Ciara is "one of Ireland's very best employment lawyers - she can pick up cases and develop them in such interesting ways." She is a regular and highly sought-after media commentator.

  5. 11:35

    Morning coffee

  6. 11:55

    Long-term sickness

    How do you de-risk capability dismissals in long-term sickness cases, where (1) OH is sitting on the fence, but a return to work seems unrealistic, and (2) the employee insists on returning but repeatedly and quickly falls sick again?

    Answered by Karen Killalea of Maples Group

    Karen "provides excellent, commercially savvy advice in all employment law situations." "She has a can-do attitude and the ability to bring issues down to very simple terms."

  7. 12:35

    Settlement Agreements

    How do you lawfully turn the conversation towards a settlement agreement when an employee is no longer an appropriate fit for the company, even though they may not recognise this?

    Answered by Michael Doyle of A&L Goodbody

    Michael has "a real gift for providing straightforward, user-friendly advice on complicated employment problems." He has acted for his clients in many of the leading cases.

  8. 13:15


  9. 14:00


    How - practically and legally - do you establish ‘reasonable’ grounds from statements where one employee has accused the other of misconduct - one word against another?

    Answered by Jennifer Cashman of RDJ

    Jennifer is "hugely experienced and knowledgeable." "She answers difficult questions with unmatched authority" and is recognised in the Women in Law awards for her work.

  10. 14:40


    What is ‘reasonable’ when it comes to (1) an employee's struggle with executive function and maintaining consistent productivity and (2) behaviours or mannerisms that may be upsetting to colleagues?

    Answered by Kady O'Connell of Mason Hayes & Curran

    Kady is known for expertly and strategically guiding clients through highly sensitive HR issues. Clients include Children’s Health Ireland and a multinational luxury retail client.

  11. 15:20


  12. 16:00

    Close of conference

Live Attendance

Attend the conference in-person at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin

  • Date Thursday, 19 Sept 2024, 10:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Rate


    per person