Jurisdiction and Contracts of Employment

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 11 April 2022
Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP
Issues covered: Contracts of Employment; Jurisdictions; Tribunal Procedure

The recent Labour Court decision of Infosys Limited v Mr Shahid Shaikh has brought the issue of jurisdiction into sharp focus.


Mr Shahid Shaikh (the “Appellant”) appealed the decision of the Adjudication Officer of the Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”).  The Appellant had been employed by Infosys India and was subsequently put on a temporary assignment to Ireland to work for Infosys Limited (the “Respondent”).  During his time in Ireland, the Appellant’s employment was terminated. 

The Adjudication Officer decided that he did not have jurisdiction to deal with the case which led to the appeal.  In turn the Appellant made his appeal to the Labour Court who

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Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP

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