Náisiúnta Leictreach Contraitheoir Eireann -v- The Labour Court & ors [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    [2020] IEHC 303
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Collective and Trade Union Issues, Pay, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Sectoral Orders; Labour Court; Minimum Terms and Conditions

The Applicant was a company, limited by guarantee, which represented a number of small to medium sized employers which provide electrical contracting services.

This judicial review was taken to determine:

  1. Whether a sectoral employment order (SEO) made pursuant to the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 was legally valid.

  2. Whether the underpinning legislation, Chapter 3 of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015, was constitutional.

The High Court, finding for the Applicant, held that the purported SEO was not legally valid and that the underpinning legislation, Chapter 3 of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 was unconstitutional as it did not meet the requirements of

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This article is correct at 29/06/2020

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