Review of Recent Labour Court Decisions - Time Limits

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 30 March 2010 Issues covered:

Our article today focuses on time limits under employment legislation, as discussed in a couple of recent cases.


The bringing of civil legal proceedings is generally subject to time limits. In the main this is to ensure that matters are not prejudiced by undue delay and that timely recollection of events may enable the legal system to work effectively.

Civil proceedings in the courts are generally regulated by a Statute of Limitations, legislation that prescribes a variety of specific time limits for a range of legal actions. Each piece of employment legislation in turn also sets out a time limit for a claim to be brought. In the Republic of Ireland this limit is generally six

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