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Faster resolution for employment law cases

The Workplace Relations Commission set up in October 2015 has started to make an impact, writes Margaret O’Brien

23rd April, 2017
Dr Paul Duffy, chairman of the WRC Board; Oonagh Buckley, director general of the WRC; Pat Breen, Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, and Dr Orlaigh Quinn, secretary general of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation

According to its recent annual report, in 2016 the WRC Adjudication Service processed almost 15,000 complaints and with 75 per cent of adjudication complaints now heard within five months, it is living up to its commitment to shorten resolution timescales.

With plans to add five new regional hearing venues this year, in Donegal, Mayo, Kerry, Monaghan and Kilkenny, the Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen, said: “From a rural Ireland perspective, it is important...

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