Representation at Disciplinary Hearings for Agency Workers – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 17 November 2020
Deirdre Malone
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Issues covered: Discipline and Grievance; Representation at Disciplinary hearings; Pay and Conditions of Employment

"We have a number of agency workers working alongside our employees and understand that there is a recent case from the Labour Court around representation for those workers in meetings. The agency workers want to access our employees’ representatives to attend at external processes (such as representation during disciplinary hearings, and other consultation processes). We want to be fair to all workers, but we don’t want our direct employees (as employee representatives) becoming involved in external processes with third party employment agencies. How do we handle these requests?"

The Labour Court issued a decision last month confirming that an agency worker’s entitlement to the same terms

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This article is correct at 17/11/2020
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Deirdre Malone
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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