Based on the Lyons v Longford & Westmeath decision, will employer investigations now become like mini legal proceedings?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 August 2017
Julie Austin
McDowell Purcell
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PLEASE NOTE: Since the Lyons v Longford Westmeath ETB decision, Mr. Pat Breen, T.D., Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection has asked the Workplace Relations Commission and the Health and Safety Authority to undertake a review of their codes of practice on bullying in the workplace. The WRC Code dates from 2002 and the HSA Code has been in place since 2007.

Presumably we can expect the new Codes to reflect the ruling in Lyons v Longford Westmeath ETB and subsequent cases in relation to the right to legal representation and to cross-examine witnesses.

The recent High Court decision in Lyons v Longford & Westmeath [2017]

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Julie Austin
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