How to: Meet time limits for Complaints to the WRC

Posted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 11 June 2024
Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd
Issues covered: WRC; Out of time complaints; Statute of limitations; Extension criteria

The issue of ‘out of time’ or late complaints frequently surfaces in Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proceedings. Hence, it is notable that in 2021 the High Court rejected a worker’s judicial review application against a WRC adjudication decision that had disallowed him an extension of time to bring a claim. Serving to confirm the authority of the State’s industrial relations third party machinery, in this precedent setting case, the judge held that the ‘proper forum for the resolution of this factual dispute … is the Labour Court’, which hears ‘de novo’ appeals of WRC adjudication decisions(Hakan Erdogan v Workplace Relations Commission, [2021] IEHC 348).

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Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd

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