Sinead represents employers and workers in relation to all aspects of employment law including discrimination, unfair dismissal, redundancy, breach of contract, whistleblowing, employment transfers, employment status, unlawful deductions, and dependent’s leave.
She acts for a wide range of clients, including local authorities, SME businesses, IT companies, external HR advisers, health care professionals, journalists and teaching assistants. As part of her discrimination practice she regularly assists clients with
mental health disabilities or for whom English is not their first language.
Sinead’s caseload is primarily based in employment tribunals and the Employment appeal Tribunal. She provides advice, drafting and representation at all stages of proceedings and often appears as sole counsel in complex multi-day trials against more senior counsel.
Sinead is happy to provide advice before problems reach litigation. She has advised employers and workers in relation to redundancy consultation, breach of contract, unlawful deduction of wages, holiday pay and dependent’s leave. She has given
seminars on issues of discrimination in relation to all aspects of employment from recruitment through to termination of employment and is happy to provide auditing services in relation to company’s HR practices.
Recent work has involved:
- advising and representing a journalist in a 4 day disability discrimination and unfair dismissal case against a major news organisation;
- advising and representing an IT company in a 3 day sex and disability discrimination, whistleblowing, and unfair dismissal claim; and
- persuading the EAT to overturn a tribunal’s findings of facts on grounds of
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