Can a hearing before the Labour Court be heard in private on application?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 September 2016
Zelda Cunningham
Arthur Cox
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Yes, however, any such application will be at the discretion of the Labour Court. In an industrial relations context, cases before the Labour Court are held in public, unless one of the parties request that the case be heard in private. S44(7) of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 (as amended ) (the"Act") provides that hearings of the Labour Court will be conducted in public, unless the Labour Court, upon the application by a party to an appeal, determines that there exists such special circumstances as to allow the appeal (or even part of the appeal) to be conducted otherwise than in public (i.e. private). A party may therefore make an application for certain

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