Written answers

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Workplace Relations Commission

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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55. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the reason his Department will not provide for an independent and impartial investigation of allegations of a pro-employer bias in the senior management of the State's labour inspectorate as contained in protected disclosures from person (details supplied) made to the Director General of the WRC in 2015 and to the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation in 2017. [26728/21]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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I'm informed that the individual in question made a protected disclosure to my Department related to alleged wrongdoing in the Labour Inspection services of the WRC. The matter raised was investigated using an external professional company in the succeeding months. This investigation concluded that there was no systemic wrongdoing in the work of the Labour Inspectorate. This conclusion was accepted by the Department and the outcome was communicated to the individual.


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