Supreme Court ruling could have ‘chilling effect’ on WRC

The judgment on the operations of the Workplace Relations Commission is likely to cause delays and make it harder to take or fight a case, say lawyers

The Supreme Court described the WRC’s handling of Tomasz Zalewski’s complaint as “calamitous” and ruled that as the activities of the WRC constitute the administration of justice

A spanner has been thrown into the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) works following a landmark Supreme Court judgment which is causing significant delays and is likely to have a chilling effect on both employees and employers, leading employment lawyers have said.

The Supreme Court found certain elements of the WRC’s operations to be unconstitutional in the case of Tomasz Zalewski v Adjudication Officer, WRC & Ors.

Zalewski, who claimed he had been unfairly dismissed by ...