Worthingtons Solicitors

Tiernán Oliver

Employment

Phone 028 9043 4015

Email [email protected]

Tiernán joined Worthingtons in November 2020. He graduated in Law with French from Queen’s University, Belfast and thereafter attended the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University, Belfast, where he qualified as a solicitor in 2016. Tiernán then went on to complete a Masters in Criminal Justice at Queen’s University where he obtained a commendation for his dissertation on ‘Cross-Border Policing’.

Practising in Employment law, Tiernán advises employers and employees in relation to delicate Employment law issues including redundancy situations, settlement agreements, equal pay, PILON and the pursuit and defence of dismissal and discrimination claims before the Industrial Tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal.

Tiernán excels in building a strong rapport with his clients, enabling him to assess his client’s needs in order to provide appropriate legal guidance. Tiernán is a member of the Employment Lawyers Group NI, Northern Ireland Young Solicitors’ Association, Belfast Solicitors’ Association and the Law Society of Northern Ireland. He is a fluent Irish and French speaker and a keen sportsman who holds a Commonwealth medal for rowing and was previously voted Armagh’s sportsman of the year.

Career Highlights

  • Advising local private sector businesses on complex grievance processes.
  • Advising clients in relation to voluntary redundancy and mutually agreed severance packages through the provision of independent legal advice in relation to Compromise Agreements.
  • Advising on a delicate equal pay matter whereby the employer failed to acknowledge or rectify the disparity in pay between the client and her male counterparts.
  • Defending an Industrial Tribunal claim for unfair dismissal including allegations of unfair selection for redundancy and public interest disclosure detriment.

Areas of Expertise

Employment

Tiernán Oliver's latest article

Domestic Abuse Bill 2021; A new voice for victims

Tiernan Oliver, solicitor in our family law department, examines the new legislation introduced to give further protections to victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence in Northern Ireland has become an increasingly...

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