Surge in employment rights cases - The Irish Times - Thu, Sep 23, 2010

The recession has seen a surge in the number employment rights cases being referred to the Labour Relations Commission (LRC).

Chief executive Kieran Mulvey said today the commissionís conciliation service was seeing ďan explosionĒ in cases relating to pay restructuring and redundancy disputes.

Speaking after the publication of the LRCís annual report for 2009, Mr Mulvey warned the commissionís caseload was likely to exceed 16,000 this year.

The commission's report showed the commission received 14,569 referrals last year, a 33 per cent increase on 2008 and the highest level of referrals to date.
This can't be good for attracting employers into the market.