Ms Antoinette Vahey > Ronan Daly Jermyn > Cork, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Ronan Daly Jermyn

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Antoinette is a Partner in RDJ’s Employment Group. She has extensive experience providing practical and strategic legal advice to clients in a range of areas such as wrongful and unfair dismissal; discrimination; absenteeism and work related stress; performance management; temporary and contingent workers; collective redundancies; restrictive covenants and severance agreements. She also devises in-house training sessions and policies for clients in respect of grievance and disciplinary matters, dignity at work and social media.

She has broad experience representing clients on employment claims in the Workplace Relations Commission, Labour Court and High Court together with gender discrimination claims in the Circuit Court. Having qualified as a mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in 2013 (specialising in employment and workplace disputes) she offers informed advice to clients involved in mediations. She has also been able to expand the firm’s offering for clients with an independent mediation service.

Antoinette has particular interest in the specialist areas of transfer of undertakings (TUPE ), Vetting and social media in the workplace. She has spoken extensively at various events on legislative and other changes in those areas.

Her clients include multinationals and indigenous companies in the pharma, med-tech, technology, retail and manufacturing sectors, together with leading Universities and educational establishments.


National University of Ireland, Galway (B Corp law) (LLB)
Law Society of Ireland (Diploma in Employment law)
CEDR (Accreditation in Mediation)

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Employment

Ronan Daly Jermyn‘s employment practice handles various types of non-contentious work, such as TUPE transfers, restructurings and advising firms on accessing government schemes related to Covid-19. It also represents employers in disputes over issues such as age discrimination, workplace harassment and victimisation. The practice is led by Jennifer Cashman, who is recognised for her ‘wealth of knowledge’. Other partners in the team include David McCarroll, Deirdre Malone and Antoinette Vahey. Vahey is ‘a pleasure to deal with’ while McCarroll has ‘one of the sharpest legal minds in his field’.