Ammi Burke v. An Adjudication Officer and the Workplace Relations Commission and Arthur Cox LLP [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IEHC 667
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Administration of Justice; Unfair Dismissal; Judicial review proceedings


This judicial review matter concerned a challenge to the handling of an unfair dismissal claim by an Adjudication Officer of the Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”). Simons J. provided a robust judgment, dismissing the Applicant’s challenges in their entirety and making salient and more widely-applicable findings regarding the application of the Supreme Court judgment in Zalewski v. An Adjudication Officer [2021] IESC 24, [2021] 32 E.L.R. 213; the administration of justice; and the appropriate use of judicial review proceedings.


On 31 January 2020, the Applicant brought an unfair dismissal claim against the Respondent before the WRC. The claim had had been

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