Joanne is a Partner and Head of the Employment Law Department of Eversheds Sutherland Ireland.
Joanne is a pragmatic and business focused employment lawyer. Her experience as in-house employment lawyer for Intel Corporation, one of Ireland’s leading multi-national employers has given her a strong insight into the HR concerns and complexities facing clients. In addition, Joanne has many years’ experience advising both international and indigenous clients on a wide range of employment and industrial relations issues. Her comprehensive experience includes advising on employment law challenges arising from commercial transactions, employment disputes and litigation as well as providing strategic and proactive advice on HR issues.
Joanne’s recent experience includes:
- Advising HR professionals and senior management (both in Ireland and across Europe) on contentious and non-contentious employment issues, including recruitment, dismissals, redundancies, transfers of business, industrial relations, contingent workers, privacy, equality, contractual issues, performance and absentee management and terms and conditions of employment.
- Developing HR policies, procedures and guidelines, devising redundancy strategies and managing large scale redundancies across Europe.
- Defending employment litigation actions, including equality claims, stress at work actions and unfair dismissal claims.
- Devising and conducting audits into stress at work issues and implementing risk mitigating actions.