The Workplace Relations Act 2015 has been heralded as one of the most radical reforms of employment law in Ireland in almost 50 years. It is designed to make it less complicated for employees to bring claims and for employers to respond to them, to provide swifter access to justice and quicker resolution of disputes for everyone. Here we look at how the radical reform of Ireland’s workplace relations bodies has affected making employment related claims and include information about the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and Labour Court
Workplace Relations Act
The procedures explain: making a case; time limits; the need for statements by complainants (employees) and respondents (employers); mediation; and the hearing and decision.
The Tribunal has been an integral part of the employment rights framework of the State for a significant length of time. Over 50 years, it has served the interests of employers, employees and their representatives, earning respect on all sides.
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