Time Limits and "Reasonable Cause"

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 18 June 2015
Paul Joyce BL
Issues covered:

A claim being brought by an employee under a piece of employment legislation or to the courts will generally be subject to a time limit. A claim brought outside the relevant time limit is said to be ‘statute barred’ so that regardless of the merits of the claim, it will not be considered.

The general time limit to bring a claim under Irish employment legislation is six months but a claimant could apply to have that time period extended in many (though not all) cases.

Up to now, however, there has been a lack of consistency in both the length of the potential extension and the circumstances that will trigger it. For example, under the employment equality legislation, the initial claim period

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, register today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.

We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.

We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.

You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.

You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.

Already a subscriber, now or Register

This article is correct at 18/06/2015

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Paul Joyce BL

The main content of this article was provided by Paul Joyce BL. Contact telephone number is +353 1 874 5690 or email Paul.Joyce@flac.ie

View all articles by Paul Joyce BL