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Employee Relations

The Employee Relations team provides best practice advice and assistance to heads, managers and staff on the operation and implementation of the University sick leave, grievance, dignity and respect and disciplinary policies. The team advise and coach heads and managers in their people management responsibilities and in creating a positive work environment. The team also assist heads and managers in the identification and implementation of change initiatives, promoting early engagement with the staff involved and working with trade union representatives to ensure a timely and successful implementation. The team also lead the defence of claims against the University at the Workplace Relations Commission, Adjudication Officer and Labour Court fora.

Contact about: Implementation of National and Collective Agreements, implementation of Workplace Change, Redundancy, Employee and Trade Union Engagement, Management of Conflict/Dispute, Grievance, Disciplinary and Dignity and Respect issues, Management of Sick Leave, Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Service.

Email address:

HR Service Centre:

The Employee Relations Team

The Team are working remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, are contactable via email and available for meetings via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Skype.

Cora Mullins:

Maeve Duffy: (Wed-Fri/Wed-Thurs)

Karen Dunne: (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri mornings only)

Acting Head of Employee Relations

Mary Leahy:

Head of Employee Relations

Ken O'Doherty: