Partner, Galway Office
Antoinette is a Partner, practising as part of the Employment law team. She brings practical and strategic legal advice to clients in a range of areas such as wrongful and unfair dismissal; discrimination; absenteeism and work-related stress; performance management; temporary and contingent workers; collective redundancies; restrictive covenants and severance agreements.
Antoinette represents clients on employment claims in the Workplace Relations Commission, Labour Court and High Court together with gender discrimination claims in the Circuit Court.
Having qualified as a mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in 2013 (specialising in employment and workplace disputes), Antoinette is focused on expanding RDJ’s independent mediation offering to provide the best solution to our clients.
Antoinette is particularly interested in the areas of transfer of undertakings (TUPE ), Vetting and social media in the workplace and has spoken extensively at various events on legislative and other changes in those areas.
She also devises in-house training sessions and policies for clients in respect of grievance and disciplinary matters, dignity at work and social media.
National University of Ireland, Galway (B Corp law) (LLB)
Law Society of Ireland (Diploma in Employment law)
CEDR (Accreditation in Mediation)
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.
Antoinette Vahey very professional, efficient and knowledgeable in her dealings with us– The Legal 500
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