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Ger Connolly

Partner


Ger is a partner in our Employment Law and Benefits team. He advises employers in the public and private sector on all employment law and industrial relations issues. Ger acts for clients in various employment claims such as unfair dismissal, equality/discrimination, occupational stress, fixed-term and part-time work, restraint of trade, strikes and picketing.

Ger has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of the termination of employment including redundancy and collective redundancy, unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal. He provides expert support to the firm’s corporate clients on the various employment law issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions. This includes in-depth due diligence exercises, compliance reviews, negotiating employee-related indemnities and warranties and advising on the applicability of the European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003.

Specialties

  • Employment law
  • Industrial relations law
  • Immigration law

Representative Matters

  • Regular point of contact for a large number of private and public organisations in relation to both contentious and non-contentious employment law and industrial relations issues. Such organisations include UBS Bank, Kerry Group, Intel, Xerox, Facebook, Renault Ireland, Bord Gáis Éireann and RBS.
  • Acted for a large financial institution in successfully defending a High Court injunction application where an employee sought to challenge her suspension on the grounds of gross misconduct.
  • Acted for Kerry Foods, part of the Kerry Group, in securing a High Court injunction to restrain picketing on its plant following an industrial dispute. Of particular interest and a somewhat new concept before the court was the issue of the use of social media in a trade dispute.

Recommendations

Chambers Europe, 2016

"down-to-earth style that resonates with clients."

Chambers Europe, 2015

praised for his his "straightforward and business-centric approach."

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • External Examiner in Employment Law for the Law Society.
  • Lecturer in Employment Law on the Law Society’s Diploma in Employment Law.
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Employment Law & Benefits Law Employee Incentives & Benefits Dispute Resolution Brexit

Professional Memberships

Member of the International Labor Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA)

Member of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)

Member of the Association of Employment Lawyers Ireland (ELAI)

Education

University College Dublin, BCL

University College Dublin, Diploma Employment Law

Member, Law Society of Ireland