The Supreme Court’s decision in Zalewski: What next for the WRC?
In the Supreme Court case of Zalewski v. An Adjudication Officer and Others, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) narrowly survived a constitutional challenge. The Supreme Court, by a majority of 4:3, decided that while the WRC is constitutionally valid, certain aspects of its procedures are not.
These aspects are:
- There is no justification for a blanket prohibition on hearings in public.
- The absence of at least a capacity to require certain evidence on oath is inconsistent with the Constitution.
In our latest publication we take a look at the consequences for WRC hearings.
For more information or advice on this topic, please contact Duncan Inverarity, Partner, Triona Sugrue, Knowledge Lawyer or any member of the ALG Employment team.
Date published: 21 April 2021