HELPING YOU PUT SYSTEMS IN PLACE THAT WORK
Bláthnaid is Head of Employment & Corporate Immigration at Leman with 10 years’ experience in advising Irish and international clients on all aspects of employment law. Having trained and qualified in one of the leading employee and trade union firms in the country, she then went on to spend 4 years working for one of the leading top 5 law firms in Ireland, where she predominantly advised employers.
Bláthnaid advises on all aspects of the employment relationship from recruitment to terminating the employment relationship. Her experience would also include general advice on working time structures, internships, internal investigations, grievances,
disciplinary processes and procedures, as well as the preparation and review of employment contracts, employee handbooks, and other ancillary human resources policies to ensure compliance with Irish employment legislation and best practice.
- Disciplinary Issues
- Employment Equality
- TUPE Advices
Una has worked and led HR functions over the last two decades in both the public and private sector. She has held senior roles in Science Foundation Ireland and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and has also set up and run HR functions in the Financial services and recruitment arenas in more recent years. She has resolved a myriad of HR issues over the course of her career without necessitating legal redress and is comfortable dealing with any level or aspect of a HR problem. She is particularly adept in advising employers on issues such as management of staff performance, resolving staff conflict, guiding on “tough” conversations with staff and temporary lay-offs, long term redundancies or “hostile” exits.
Una is also experienced in providing guidance on statutory entitlements for staff to leave for example parental leave, maternity leave etc., implementing robust review processes, effective communication strategies for employers and implementing commercially appropriate resourcing solutions. She has also worked with employers on establishing systems and processes necessary for a new HR function, as well as tenure as a trusted advisor to CEOs and senior management on all aspects of their human resources. She holds degrees in both Law and Commerce from University College Cork and has additional qualifications in both HR and mediation.
- HR Function Set-Up
- Workplace Dispute Resolution
- Employee Engagement Strategies
- Advice to Employers