Joanne Hyde

Eversheds Sutherland


About Joanne Hyde

Joanne is a Partner and Head of the Employment Law Unit

"She steers a good line of managing the risk and getting a good outcome." - Chambers Europe 2016

"Her practical application is superb. She has our best interests at heart, you feel she is emotionally invested and she never makes us feel there are clients who are more important than us." - Chambers Europe 2014

"astute and achieves results" - Legal 500 2014

“She is excellent from a strategic and tactical perspective. She really helps us to resolve complex issues, and makes it look easy,” - Chambers Europe 2013

"She really knows her stuff, is practical and understands the objective.” - Chambers Europe 2012

Joanne is a pragmatic and business focused employment lawyer. Her experience as in-house employment lawyer for Intel Corporation, one of Ireland’s leading multi-national employers has given her a strong insight into the HR concerns and complexities facing clients. In addition, Joanne has many years’ experience advising both international and indigenous clients on a wide range of employment and industrial relations issues. Her comprehensive experience includes advising on employment law challenges arising from commercial transactions, employment disputes and litigation as well as providing strategic and proactive advice on HR issues.

Joanne’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising HR professionals and senior management (both in Ireland and across Europe) on contentious and non-contentious employment issues, including recruitment, dismissals, redundancies, transfers of business, industrial relations, contingent workers, privacy, equality, contractual issues, performance and absentee management and terms and conditions of employment.
  • Developing HR policies, procedures and guidelines, devising redundancy strategies and managing large scale redundancies across Europe. 
  • Defending employment litigation actions, including equality claims, stress at work actions and unfair dismissal claims.
  • Devising and conducting audits into stress at work issues and implementing risk mitigating actions.
  • Developing and implementing proactive procedures, in co-operation with HR and Occupational Health for managing long-term absenteeism.
  • Developing legal policies to mitigate risk associated with engaging non-traditional classes of workers, conducting risk assessments of independent contractors and agency workers and implementing risk mitigation actions.
  • Developing and delivering training to Human Resources professionals, managers and procurement professionals.