Fair Procedures - The Labour Court ViewPosted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 24 October 2017
All professionals operating in the employment law field were somewhat surprised by the High Court decision at the beginning of the summer in Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board. In this case, the High Court held that where dismissal or an adverse impact on reputation are potential outcomes of an investigation, the employee should be afforded:
(a) the right to cross-examine his accuser; and
(b) the right to be legally represented.
Up until then, it had generally been thought that unless otherwise set out in an employer’s procedure, rights of this nature might only arise
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