Zalewski v The Workplace Relations Commission [2020]

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 12 May 2020
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On 21 April 2020, Justice Simons of the High Court delivered his judgment to dismiss a constitutional challenge to the validity of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 (the “2015 Act”) and, in particular, the jurisdiction of Workplace Relations Commission (the “WRC”) and the Labour Court to adjudicate on employment disputes. Given the potential grave and significant consequences that an alternative ruling may have had on the rights of individuals to seek legal resolution, this decision has come as a welcome relief for many employers and employees alike.


The Applicant commenced a claim in the WRC against his previous employer for (i) unfair dismissal pursuant to

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