How To: Prepare for a WRC Hearing

Posted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 7 September 2022
Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd
Issues covered: Tribunal Practice and Procedure; WRC Hearing

The Adjudication Context 

The Workplace Relations Commission’s (WRC) adjudication service investigates disputes, grievances and claims made by individuals or small groups under employment, equality and equal status legislation. Under Section 41 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015, Adjudication Officers (AO) are obliged to ‘inquire into’ complaints or disputes referred to them by the Commission’s Director General. The same legislation also directs AOs to ‘give the parties to the complaint or dispute an opportunity to be heard’ and to present relevant evidence.  

Arising therefrom, the fully independent AO has sole responsibility and is obliged to ‘make a decision’ – or

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Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd

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