Mac Ardle McSweeney Associates v Desmond Egan [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ILCR Determination No. RPD183
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Redundancy, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 to 2014; Time Limit to Appeal

This case involved an appeal of the Adjudication Officer's decision regarding a redundancy. The appeal was not made within the 42 day statutory period but the complainant submitted that exceptional circumstances prevented him from doing so. He claimed that the delay in submitting his appeal was caused by the Adjudication Officer's decision being sent to his solicitor's office and not directly to him. He said that the solicitor dealing with his case had left during the period that the Adjudication Officer's decision was awaited and the decision had not been passed on to him. He stated that it was only when he sought an update from the solicitors firm that he discovered it had issued 2 months

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This article is correct at 26/04/2018

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