Changes to WRC Hearing Procedures
The recent Supreme Court Judgement in Zalewski v. An Adjudication Officer has triggered significant changes to the procedures at Hearings of the WRC.
It is likely that this Judgement will in due course give rise to amending legislation in respect of WRC procedures.
However, in the meantime, employers should note that:
None of the above changes relate to Trade Dispute Claims (rather than former Legal Claims) that are brought under Section 13 of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969 as these will continue to be conducted in private.
HR for Better Workplaces has extensive experience of WRC Hearings and can advise on all issues related to the above. Employers would likely benefit from a more detailed treatment of this topic so please do get in touch if this would be beneficial.