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  • Antoinette Vahey

    Partner

    Partner

    contact

    +353 91 895366

    Practice Areas

    Employment Law

    Location

    Galway

    Experience

    Antoinette is a Partner in RDJ's Employment Group. She has extensive experience providing 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. She also devises in-house training sessions and policies for clients in respect of grievance and disciplinary matters, dignity at work and social media.  

    She has broad experience representing 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) she offers informed advice to clients involved in mediations. She has also been able to expand the firm’s offering for clients with an independent mediation service.

    Antoinette has particular interest in the specialist areas of transfer of undertakings (TUPE ), Vetting and social media in the workplace. She has spoken extensively at various events on legislative and other changes in those areas.

    Her clients include multinationals and indigenous companies in the pharma, med-tech, technology, retail and manufacturing sectors, together with leading Universities and educational establishments.

    Education

    National University of Ireland, Galway (B Corp law) (LLB) 
    Law Society of Ireland (Diploma in Employment law)
    CEDR (Accreditation in Mediation)

    Professional

    Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.

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