Today is day 2 of a WRC hearing I am involved in, the first day having taken place back in June 2023. It is possible that it will go for a further day after day but I certainly hope not. I am beginning to consider carefully the wisdom and cost effectiveness of me personally running… Continue reading Attending WRC hearings in person-a rethink is in order?
A chap contacted me yesterday and he was seeking some advice for going to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). He was representing himself and had no idea whatsoever what to expect. When I thought about it the best advice I could give him was to ensure he was able to explain his case, the basis… Continue reading Advice for going to the WRC in 3 minutes
I republished an old video of mine about the right to be paid a Sunday premium for working on Sunday a few days ago. A commenter commented “isn’t that law in force for years?” I agreed that it was as it is provided for in the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 but it was… Continue reading Jack & Jones ordered to stop blanket ban on a legal entitlement for employees
I was recently involved in an employment case which we brought to the Workplace Relations Commission on behalf of a client. It was a claim for unfair dismissal, and it was clear that the case would be determined by one fact: did the employer terminate the employment or did the employee resign? It was equally… Continue reading Identifying the net issue
It happens quite often when you are representing an employee at a WRC hearing that the employer, who is your opponent, is represented by one of the leading law firms in the State. Call them ‘top 5’ or ‘top 10’ or give them a less complimentary designation such as ‘big swinging dick firms’, it is… Continue reading Holding your nerve when the mammoth submission lands
If you have an interest in employment law you will be interested in the outcome of a High Court judicial review case taken by a young solicitor from Castlebar, Ammi Burke. Ms Burke was dismissed from her job with leading solicitors, Arthur Cox LLP in 2019. She brought an unfair dismissal claim to the Workplace… Continue reading Solicitor Ammi Burke’s High Court challenge to the Workplace Relations Commission
I am off to my first physical WRC hearing in something like three years today. Since Covid 19 struck the island of Ireland all the WRC hearings have been virtual and online. Leaving the office for a half or full day is a bit of a pain, to be honest. The hearing is in Carlow… Continue reading First physical WRC hearing since Covid 19 struck
It looked like a straightforward unfair dismissal case. But today is the 3rd day of the WRC hearing. When you quote a person for your services for a WRC claim you do your best to give a competitive quotation. Some work out, some don’t. When a case goes on for three days, and you commit… Continue reading Day 3 of the WRC hearing-is this the best system for employment claims?