Zalewski -v- The Workplace Relations Commission [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IEHC 178
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Procedural Issues; Judicial Review; Lawfulness of Workplace Relations Act 2015; Requirement for Legally-Qualified Workplace Adjudicators

The High Court has ruled on the judicial review challenge to the Workplace Relations Act 2015 (and in particular the right of WRC Adjudication Officers to run employment rights hearings). A ruling in favour of the applicants, who argued that the adjudication service was unconstitutional, would have caused enormous difficulties for the adjudication of individual employment disputes in the State. As it stands, the Applicant in this case has a month to appeal or the decision and the existing adjudication service of the WRC will stand as is. 

Simons J. has delivered a lengthy judgement and set out the background thus:

The principal issue for determination in these proceedings is whether

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This article is correct at 23/04/2020

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