Ms Geraldine Carr > Matheson > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

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Partner, Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department


Geraldine is a partner in the Employment, Pensions and Benefits Group. She provides strategic, practical and commercially focussed advice to international and domestic clients on all aspects of employment law. Her practice spans a variety of sectors, including technology, financial services and pharmaceuticals. 

Geraldine has extensive experience advising in relation to the management of employees on a day to day basis, including the drafting and implementation of contractual documentation and employment policies and procedures, as well as guiding employers through crisis management issues in the context of workplace investigations, misconduct allegations, grievances, bullying, harassment, and performance management procedures.

Geraldine has particular expertise in advising clients on senior executive appointments and terminations, particularly in regulated industries, as well as case managing employment injunctions and defending claims before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Circuit Court and the High Court. 

She provides pragmatic advice on the employment law aspects of corporate restructurings, outsourcings, and individual and collective redundancy situations.

Geraldine worked with Matheson’s US client base from the firm’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices for six months in 2017 / 18.  As a result, Geraldine has a deep understanding of the key distinctions between employment law in Ireland as compared with other jurisdictions.

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Ireland > Employment

(Next Generation Partners)

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Matheson advises multinational companies operating in the Irish market on a wide ambit of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. The team is experienced in defending clients against allegations of discrimination and unfair dismissal, as well as cases concerning the enforcement of confidentiality obligations. On the non-contentious side, mainstays of the practice include collective redundancies and the employment aspects of corporate transactions. In addition, the team advises companies on Brexit-related restructurings. The practice is led by Bryan Dunne, while Russell Rochford and Geraldine Carr are other key contacts. Niall Pelly left the practice in December 2020.