Is there a place for lawyers in workplace disciplinary processes?

A recent court ruling could mean that employees will be entitled to bring legal representatives to all employment investigations

23rd July, 2017

The High Court recently delivered judgment in the case of Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board. While the subject matter of the case (a disciplinary process arising from allegations of bullying) was uncontroversial, the court made a highly significant ruling in relation to an employee’s right to representation during a disciplinary investigation.

In particular, the court appears to have given its imprimatur to the proposition that employees are entitled, as a...

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