Employment Claims

Bringing your own employment claim and representing yourself at the WRC or Labour Court

Are you thinking about bringing a claim to the Workplace Relations Commission and representing yourself? Are you concerned about the cost of getting professional representation-for example, from a solicitor or a HR practitioner? Yes, it is possible to bring your own employment claims to the WRC or Labour Court. And it is easy to do. …

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Employees representing themselves at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)

Stunned and taken aback. They never thought it would be like this. A number of employees have been in touch with me recently. They had decided to bring their own employment claims to the WRC (Workplace Relations Commission) and to represent themselves. The first step they had to take appeared to be easy enough. All …

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Evidence in employment disputes-keeping notebooks, sending emails (the problem)

An employee will often come to me with an enthusiastic intention to bring an employment claim against their employer. They are going to get justice. Or compensation. Or prove a point based on a principle. Whatever. Regardless of the motivation we must then look at how to win the case, and what the prospects are. …

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Driver Fails to Show ‘Reasonable Cause’ for 11 Month Delay in Submitting WRC Complaints

This case involved a lorry driver who brought a number (6) of complaints against his former employer, a fuel company. The complaints included unfair dismissal, organisation of working time act breaches, payment of wages, and the minimum wage. The problem he faced, however, was whether he was out of time in submitting his claims or …

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Employee claims compromise agreement not binding on her because no independent legal advice

The ending of an employee’s employment will often be accompanied by some type of agreement between the parties. Agreements of this type are referred to as exit agreements/settlement agreements/compromise agreements/termination agreements. Regardless of how they are described they will nearly always involve a payment by the employer to the employee in return for which the …

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