The Employment Law Association of Ireland held their AGM on 30 May 2018 in the Merrion Hotel. Colleen Cleary stepped down as Chair of ELAI after a successful 3-year term and Peter Murphy has now taken on the role of Chair.
We had a very special guest speaker on the night Ms Bronwyn McKenna who was appointed as a UK Tribunal Judge in January 2018. Prior to her judicial appointment she was Assistant General Secretary at UNISON where she led the historic challenge to Employment Tribunal fees in 2017. Bronwyn spoke about a four-year fight against the government in relation to the imposition of Employment Tribunal fees, which led to the government being directed to refund the £27million charged to those who took claims to the Tribunal.
It was an extremely enjoyable evening and was a great opportunity for members of the Employment Law Community to catch up we look forward to another hugely successful year at the ELAI.