Approval Given for Drafting Legislation to allow Garda Representative Associations access to WRC and Labour Court

In a press release issued before the christmas break, the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms Frances Fitzgerald T.D announced that approval had been given for the drafting of legislation to provide the Garda representative associations with access to the State industrial relations institutions – the Workplace Relations Commission and [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:56+00:00January 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Approval Given for Drafting Legislation to allow Garda Representative Associations access to WRC and Labour Court

Workplace Relations Act 2015 to Commence on 1st October

Minister Bruton announced yesterday that the Workplace Relations Act 20115 will be commenced on 1st October 2015. In essence the far reaching reforms will see the existing employment rights and industrial relations rights bodies merged to form two bodies, the Workplace Relations Commission which will deal with all cases in [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:28+00:00June 9th, 2015|Employment Appeals Tribunal, Equality Tribunal, Labour Relations Commision, Litigation, Workplace Relations Act 2015|Comments Off on Workplace Relations Act 2015 to Commence on 1st October

Workplace Relations Bill 2014 – Enactment Targeted By End of 2014

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD recently secured Government approval for the Workplace Relations Bill 2014. The law, when enacted, will replace the current five workplace relations bodies with two. It is anticipated that the new system will provide a world-class service for employers and employees, [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:58+00:00July 14th, 2014|latest news, Litigation|Comments Off on Workplace Relations Bill 2014 – Enactment Targeted By End of 2014

Temporary Agency Workers – Labour Court Awards Adjusted Rate of Pay to Claimant

The recent case of Team Obair Limited v Mr Robert Costello concerned an appeal by the employee against a Rights Commissioner decision dated 30th July 2013 in respect of the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012. A full copy of the decision is available here. Background The claimant, [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:26:20+00:00March 4th, 2014|Labour Court, latest news, Litigation, Temporary Agency Workers|Comments Off on Temporary Agency Workers – Labour Court Awards Adjusted Rate of Pay to Claimant

Recent High Court Decision On Penalisation under Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

In the recently published High Court case of Stobart Ireland Driver Services Limited v Keith Carroll [2013] IEHC 581, the High Court was asked to consider an appeal from a decision of the Labour Court which was given on 17th January 2013 which the appellant had brought against a Right's [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:26:22+00:00January 8th, 2014|Accident at Work, Appeal, Health and Safety, High Court, Labour Court, latest news, Litigation, Penalisation, Unfair Dismissal, Victimisation|Comments Off on Recent High Court Decision On Penalisation under Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Supreme Court holds Part III of Industrial Relations Acts 1946 unconstitutional – Judgement in McGowan & Ors v Labour Court Ireland & Anor now available

The widely anticipated Supreme Court judgement in McGowan & Ors v Labour Court Ireland & Anor which was handed down on 9th May 2013 by O'Donnell J is now available on the courts website and can be accessed in full here.  We have referred extensively to extracts from the judgement below however we [...]

Fixed Term Workers, Contracts of Indefinite Duration and an Order for Re-engagement

The recent case of HSE and Abdel Raouf Sallam FTC/12/19 delivered on 17th January 2013 concerned an appeal by the Claimant Dr Abdel Raouf Sallam against a decision of a Rights Commissioner in his claims against the Health Service Executive ("HSE") concerning infringements of sections 6, 8, 9, 10 and 13 of the Protection [...]

Fixed Term Work & Penalisation – Labour Court varies Rights Commisioner decision and awards reinstatement

The recent case of The Teaching Council v Kirwan FTC/12/15 concerned an appeal by an employer and a subsequent cross appeal by the employee against a Rights Commissioners decision that the employer had breached Section 13 of the Protection of Employees (Fixed Term Work) Act 2003 ("the 2003 Act") by dismissing the [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:16:40+00:00October 16th, 2012|Fixed Term Workers, Labour Court, Penalisation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fixed Term Work & Penalisation – Labour Court varies Rights Commisioner decision and awards reinstatement