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Complaints & Disputes

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Complaints

Where a person believes that a contravention of the legislation listed below has occurred in relation to him/her, he/she, or a person acting on their behalf, may submit a complaint to the Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission. The Director General may, if he/she considers the matter to be suitable for resolution by means of mediation, refer such complaint to a Mediation Officer. Otherwise, he/she will refer the matter to an Adjudication Officer for adjudication.

The specific sections of legislation under which a complainant may submit a complaint are -

S.4(2) or 5 of the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act 1973S.9 of the Protection of Employment Act 1977
S.5 of the Payment of Wages Act 1991S.3, 4, 5 or 6 of the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 
S.13 or 17 of the Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996S.17 of the Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Act 1996
A relevant provision within the meaning of S.27 of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997S.4(1) of the Protections for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998
S.8A(5) of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2001S.9 or 15 of the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001
S.50(3) of the Competition Act 2002Protection of Employees (Fixed-Terms Work) Act 2003
S.8 of the Industrial Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004S.55M(1) of the Health Act 2004
S.27 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005S.26(3) of the Employment Permits Act 2006
S.13 of the Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006S.87(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 2007
S.26(1) of the Chemicals Act 2008S.62(1) of the Charities Act 2009
S.223(3) of the National Asset Management Agency Act 2009S.38(1) of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010
S.20(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2011S.67(5) of the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011
S.6, 13(1) or 23 of the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012S.35(1) of the Further Education and Training Act 2013
S.41(1) of the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013S.12(1) of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014
EC (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 131 of 2003) (other than Regulations 4(4)(a) and 13)Regulations 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 of the EC (Organisation of Working Time)(Activities of Doctors in Training) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 494 of 2004)
EC (Organisation of Working Time) (Mobile Staff in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 507 of 2006)Regulation 19 of the EC (European Public Limited-Liability Company) (Employee Involvement) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 623 of 2006)
Regulation 20(1) of the EC (European Cooperative Society) (Employee Involvement) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 259 of 2007)EC (Occurrence Reporting in Civil Aviation) Regulation 2007
EC (Working Conditions of Mobile Workers engaged in Interoperable Cross-border Services in the Railway Sector) regulations 2009 (S.I. 377 of 2009)Regulations 5, 8, 10, 11 or 12 of the EC (Road Transport) (Organisation of Working Time of Persons Performing Mobile Road Transport Activities) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 36 of 2012)
An Employment Regulation Order under S.42C (inserted by S.12 of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012) of the Industrial Relations Act 1946

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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