Workplace Relations Commission

Have You Heard About the Informality of a WRC or Labour Court Hearing? Do Not Make This Mistake

Have you submitted an employment claim to the WRC (Workplace Relations Commission) or Labour Court? Do not be fooled, as many have, by the ease with which you can submit a claim using the online complaint form, and the promise of an informal procedure. You will probably have read or heard that it is an …

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Supreme Court decision in Zalewski case forces changes to the procedures in WRC cases

The Supreme Court decision in the ‘Zalewski’ case, delivered on 6th April 2021, has necessitated some changes to the way WRC hearings will be held in future. The Supreme Court held that the WRC were engaged in administering justice in deciding employment cases, albeit exercising limited functions and powers. You can read a full report …

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The right to disconnect from work-new code of practice from WRC, 1st April 2021

The WRC’s new code of practice concerning the right to disconnect form work has been signed into law from 1st April 2021. This code of practice arises from an attempt to regularise the Covid 19 enforced working at home practices that have arisen since March 2020. The lines between work and home and rest have …

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Choosing the wrong complaint on the WRC complaint form-a fatal mistake

Thinking about submitting a claim to the Workplace Relations Commission? Take your time and get advice first if you are unsure of what you are doing. A recent decision from the WRC in a case involving a sales area manager and a construction company illustrates how important it is to complete the WRC correctly when …

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High Court Dismisses Constitutional Challenge to the Workplace Relations Act 2015, WRC Adjudication System and Labour Court

The validity and constitutionality of the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court had been challenged in the High Court by way of a Judicial Review. The High Court has now issued its decision. The case is Thomas Zalewski and The Workplace Relations Commission, Ireland and the Attorney General, and an Adjudication Officer (Rosaleen Glackin). The …

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