The Workplace Relations Act sure is welcome - any reform in the employment law forum sphere is welcome. With waiting times of almost 2 years for employment equality claims things can only get better for both employers and employees. The next 12 months will be the proof as to whether it has made a difference - watch this space. We will share out experiences

The Workplace Relations Act 2015 which came into effect last month is intended to reform the employment law landscape in Ireland. Its aim is to deliver a world-class workplace relations service which is simple to use, independent, impartial and cost-effective.

The Act, a game-changer for every employer and worker in the country, is designed to simplify the complex employment dispute system under Irish law.