employment claims

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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Have you a genuine employment case or merely a grievance? Answer these 4 questions

“Where do I stand?” “Have I a case?” Is it me or is it the employer? These are the sort of comments and questions I hear from employees on a daily basis. Invariably there is an issue in the workplace, or there has been some friction, or the employee feels undervalued and underappreciated, or has …

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The Towering Fear of Losing Your Employment Case-Don’t Make This Mistake

Michael carried his workplace grievances around with him like a man dragging a clanking chain. It all started about 12 months ago when his employment was terminated unexpectedly. Michael was shocked and firmly believed he was unfairly dismissed.  So he submitted a claim to the Workplace Relations Commission under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977.  Michael …

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Adverse Publicity in Employment Cases-Employees, Don’t Make This Mistake

Are you an employee who is thinking about bringing a claim against your employer? Or maybe you have already brought a claim? I meet employees frequently and they may come to me before, during, or after a dispute with their employer. And I see them making many mistakes. These mistakes can range from bringing the …

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2 Cases That Remind Me Why I Love Being a Solicitor (Most of the Time)

I have been involved in a couple of cases which were resolved this year, and which reminded me why I love my job and get a great deal of satisfaction in my work from time to time. Both cases involved employees, both involved High Court legal proceedings, and both were settled with satisfactory outcomes for …

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