Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Employment Rights

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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406. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the position in terms of employee rights in the case of a construction worker (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11501/20]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is mandated to secure compliance with Ireland’s employment, equality and industrial relations legislation. It is an independent statutory body under the aegis of my Department.  The WRC’s core services include the provision of early resolution, mediation, conciliation, facilitation and advisory services, adjudication on employment and equality complaints and the monitoring of employment conditions to ensure the compliance and enforcement of employment rights legislation.

The Customer Service Section of the WRC provides information in relation to the rights and obligations under employment rights legislation. It can be contacted at Lo-call: 1890 808090. The WRC’s website also provides information and a facility to make on line complaints. Complaints in relation to contraventions of, and disputes as to entitlements under, employment, equality and equal status legislation may be presented/referred to the Director General of the WRC. The website can be accessed at www.workplacerelations.ie.If an employee considers that their employment rights have been infringed, it is up to the individual involved, if he or she so wishes, to lodge a complaint with the WRC.


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