Deirdre Crowley


Partner in Employment & Technology Groups

About Deirdre Crowley

Deirdre Crowley is a partner in the Employment Law, Technology and Innovation Groups in Matheson. Deirdre’s sessions with us are always highly anticipated and her focus is on delivering and up to date and practical insights into the topic of the day. At the conference, we are going to hear from Deirdre about a very current topic – that of employer liability during these extraordinary and unprecedented times. You will leave here knowing the potential legal avenues open to an employee to pursue in a Covid related employment, privacy and health and safety legal challenge. You will also leave with tips on how to mitigate your organisation’s exposure.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 emergency, Deirdre is focused on assisting and advising clients to manage employer liability issues that span a range of legal disciplines from employment law through to health and safety, to data protection and litigation. Issues such as disciplinary and performance matters during Covid, how to manage organisational change in a remote environment, as well as how to implement HSA protocols and risk manage Covid in specific work environments is an ongoing key focus. Deirdre advises leading multinationals and indigenous Irish businesses on how to manage high risk data in the context of Covid-19. Deirdre also works closely with Matheson’s Digital Services Group to advise on thorough and cost effective data searches to deal with DSARs and discovery matters in the employment context. A highly sought after speaker, today Deirdre will walk us through the key legal issues to bear in mind when dealing with employer liability issues during a global pandemic.

In her day to day practice, Deirdre advises on all aspects of employment, equality and industrial relations law. Appearing regularly before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Courts and the Data Protection Commission on behalf of clients, Deirdre is an experienced, robust and practical advocate. In recent years, Deirdre developed a niche practice in the areas of employment and data protection with particular experience in dealing with contentious data subject access requests, employment related privacy data breaches, regulatory investigations by the Data Protection Commission and enforcement actions involving criminal sanctions in the data protection space.