Have your employment rights been breached or ignored?
Do you have a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach every day you go to work?
Have you been unfairly dismissed?
Or do you feel that you have no option but to resign your job because of problems at work?
Have you been bullied? Discriminated against? Harassed?
Do you feel you are being squeezed out of your job?
I have helped many people in the same situation as you, with issues like
- unfair dismissal
- constructive dismissal
- being unfairly selected for redundancy
- not getting your entitlements eg proper breaks, holiday entitlements, correct pay
- not getting a written contract of employment
- being bullied and/or harassed in the workplace
- having your contract changed without your consent
- unfair disciplinary proceedings and warnings on your record
- not being treated fairly when you are sick or suffer an injury at work.
Just have a question or require clarity and peace of mind?
Maybe you just have a question and you’re confused whether your rights are being breached or not?
A consultation with me might be all you need, just to see where you stand.
It will help you understand whether you have a legitimate complaint or not, and make a good, well informed decision. It helps clear away the fog of confusion and gives you clarity.
I receive emails from employees every day, with questions about an issue at work.
- not getting your rest break entitlements
- not getting your holiday pay
- being treated unfairly or being bullied or harassed
- not being treated fairly in a disciplinary procedure
- being discriminated against
- being put under unlawful pressure to resign your position
- having your data protection rights infringed
- not being paid all your wages
- not being paid minimum wage
- issues around your contract of employment
- Constructive dismissal
- Data protection
- Unfair dismissal
- Health and safety
- Discipline procedures
- Pay for bank (public) holidays
- Stress in the workplace
- Part time employees’ rights
- Pay for working Sunday
- Changing terms and conditions of employment
- Gross misconduct
- Defamatory statements
- What constitutes workplace bullying
- Garda vetting
- Employees’ position in receiverships/liquidations
- Enforcing a WRC decision against an employer who won’t pay
- Illness related absences
- Holiday entitlements when you are out sick
- Annual leave
- How to calculate holiday pay
- Maternity leave
- Handling grievances correctly
- Employer pension obligations
- Performance improvement plans
- Protected disclosures
- Harassment at work
- Discrimination in pay for same job
- Bereavement entitlements
The problem is you don’t know where you stand, or what your rights are.
This uncertainty and not knowing can cause a lot of stress and grief.
How does this consultation service work?
The first thing I do is get all the relevant and necessary details from you.
This will include your version of the issue that is bothering you. I will also look for your contract of employment, the staff handbook, any relevant letters or emails, and any other documents or information that I need.
Then we will decide whether I can advise by email and letter, or whether we need to speak on the phone or Skype, or whether you want to come to the office to speak face to face.
I am happy to do it whichever way you choose.
But the bottom line is you will be getting my professional opinion about your problem and what solutions might be open to you.
If it is a situation where you have misunderstood your rights and there is no action you can take I will tell you this, too.
It’s better that you know the truth rather than being told that you should bring a claim or legal action where you have no prospect of a successful outcome.
How Much Is The Fee?
The same as my my standard consultation fee- €99.
If it prevents you from making a bad decision in relation to your employment, for example bringing a claim you cannot win,,,
…or mistakenly walking out of your job…
…or that you have, indeed, a good case it will almost certainly be money well spent.
Don’t get me wrong-most employers are fine.
They are hard working, professional, and law abiding.
They recognise employees’ employment rights and give them what they are entitled to.
They want to do the right thing but just don’t understand what they are supposed to do. These employers are easy to work with.
When you point out what they are doing wrong they will fix it.
Regrettably, not all employers are like that.
Unfortunately some are cowboys. They can be rough and ready and not too fussy about the niceties of employment law.
In fact, some of them think that employment law is a nuisance.
They blatantly ignore your rights as an employee.
And they will continue to act like cowboys if they are let get away with it.
If you don’t stand up to them.
Employees can be slow to stand up for themselves, though. The vast majority of employees just want to get on with their job without any hassle or disagreement.
Also, many people naturally avoid conflict. And they don’t want to be seen as someone who “causes trouble”.
“Anything for an easy life”.
This is understandable.
But, quite frankly, there are times when you do need to stand up for yourself.
Because if you don’t the situation is likely to just get worse.
The consequences of a serious problem at wok not being tackled can be hard on your well being and health.
Not to mention your career prospects.
And you may end up just leaving your job to avoid the situation.
But this isn’t a solution.
Because the same thing can happen all over again in the new job.
Sometimes you just have to take a stand.
When you do, you can count on me to help you.
However, before doing anything you should get a professional opinion about your situation.
To find out whether you have a valid complaint/claim or not.
You don’t want to go off “half cock” bringing a claim or causing a ruckus if, ultimately, you can’t win.
Remember: you can win a battle and lost the war.
You don’t want this happening-you want a good idea of where you stand, and how to go about taking action.
Terry Gorry & Co. Solicitors helps employees get their entitlements
I have represented many employees in employment disputes.
I have provided professional representation in all the places where employees choose to stand up for their rights.
At Rights Commissioner hearings, in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, in the Labour Court, at the Equality Tribunal and in the Courts.
Sometimes a simple letter from us will sort out the problem.
And that will be the end of it. Everybody will be happy.
But other times, this isn’t enough.
And we have to take stronger action on your behalf.
I also tell you when you are wasting your time with a particular dispute/issue, and when you are flogging a dead horse.
And I have written a few books about employment law in Ireland.
What others say
As a HR Consultant diversifying into the world of Employee Relations, Terry provides me invaluable guidance and advice. At all times, he provides me with a prompt and professional service. I continue to be impressed by his expertise and I would recommend him and his Employment Law services without hesitation.
Terry was very helpful and knew what he was talking about. He ensured to get a full account of my story, so that he could help me to the best of his abilities. He showed real interest in my case right from the beginning. He was always there to answer any questions I had, even after working hours.
I’d be happy to supply a testimonial as your attention to detail was excellent. The calming way in which you conduct business was second to none.
I fully recommend you and your wonderful business to all of my colleagues and friends.
Thank you kindly for all the time you took to fully understand my case, it couldn’t have gone any better
I use the Legal Advisory services of Terry Gorry and have found this service to be very effective.
Terry always responds quickly to requests; gives his views in a clear and straightforward manner and then sends on the documentation that supports his legal argument.
I have no hesitation in recommending Terry as an effective legal support agent in the area of Employment Law.
Helen Hourican MSc HR
I left things ’till it was too late and just wished I meet Terry earlier: I would not have had a big settlement with an employee!
Now I’m 100% compliant with Employment Rights and fear nothing!
I engaged the services of Mr. Terry Gorry in relation to a conflict regarding my contract of employment.
I found Mr. Gorry to be courteous, knowledgeable and most efficient in handling my case. He was very reassuring, which relieved my anxieties, and his services were thoroughly professional throughout. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any prospective client.
I have to say Terry, I was really impressed by your efficiency, professionalism and no-nonsense approach – so refreshing!
Thank you again
Than you very much for your help. I was successful in getting a more beneficial settlement for myself and my coworkers.
It is clear for us now, last time he was just tried to threaten me in to accepting his conditions. What is a shame. 🙁
But luckily based on your advice we can close this case forever now. (The papers also contains an assurement there no further legal actions will be taken against me or any of my coworkers)
Thank’s a million. I’m sure I will happily recommend you to others in the future.
Visit this page to read more testimonials.
Common areas of dispute for employees
The most common complaints that we have helped employees with are
- Unfair dismissal (including constructive dismissal)
- Redundancy claims-not being paid for redundancy or being unfairly selected for redundancy
- No statement of terms of employment/no contract
- Non payment of wages-this includes unlawful deductions from your wages and late or non payment
- Breaches of working time legislation and not giving the proper, or any, rest breaks, or the correct annual leave/holidays
- Not giving the proper notice when terminating the employment
- Being bullied and/or harassed in the workplace-either by the employer or fellow employees
- Being sexually harassed at work-you are entitled to protection not just from your employer and employees but customers/clients too
- Changes to your employment contract without your consent
- Reductions in your wages or hours of work without your consent
- Breaches of your data protection rights in relation to your personal data
- Refusal of a statutory leave entitlement
- Failure to give you a contract of indefinite duration when you are entitled to one after 2 or more fixed term contracts
- Failure to provide a safe place or method of work in breach of health and safety obligations
- Ignoring your rights and entitlements under TUPE (transfer of undertakings) legislation
- Unfair disciplinary procedures and warnings on your employment record
- Treating you less favourably than full time employees, when you are only working part time
- Asking you to work longer hours than are permitted and giving you insufficient notice about overtime or changes to your working hours
- Not giving you your entitlements to maternity and/or parental leave and/or force majeure leave and/or adoptive leave
- Failing to deal properly and fairly when you suffer a personal injury at work
- Treating you unfairly when you are sick
If you have a problem at work it can have a serious impact on your health and well being.
The sick feeling in the pit of your stomach as you go into work every morning won’t be cured with medicines or pills.
Not when the fundamental problem is that you are being bullied or harassed or being treated unfairly.
However, we have helped many people in these difficult situations.
And ensured that the employee was given their entitlements.
Many times this has resulted in compensation for the employee.
Reduce stress, obtain peace of mind, and assert your employment rights
One of the biggest benefits though is the reduction of stress and increased peace of mind for the employee.
And the ability to just put a worrying and stressful situation behind them and get on with their life.
Almost always, resolving the problem has even resulted in better health and a feeling of security for the employee.
Small solicitors’ practice
My solicitors’ practice is only a small one.
But this means your problem means a lot to me. You are not just another file like you might be in a big law firm.
And I am straight talking.
If I think you don’t have a case I will tell you that at the outset.
Quite frankly, I don’t want your money if you have no case.
If I think the employer is being reasonable and acting lawfully I will tell you that too.
But if I believe your rights are being infringed or ignored I will fight tooth and nail for you.
I will do my very best to ensure that you are given redress for any breach of your employment rights.
And ensure that you enjoy peace of mind and less stress as you head to work every day.
How much is a consultation?
A consultation is only €99 and it can be done in 4 different ways
- come to my office in Enfield, Co. Meath
Terry Gorry & Co. Solicitors, Innfield House, Main Street, Enfield, Co. Meath.
Terry Gorry B.Comm, Solicitor
P.S. You can also pay by bank transfer (I will give you the details when you book the consultation) or cash or credit card if you come to the office.