Enforcement and redress

Overview Document Overview of employment rights enforcement Summary of the bodies that assist employees to enforce their employment rights.

Employment rights legislation: inspection and compliance
The Inspection and Enforcement Services of the Workplace Relations Commission aim to ensure compliance with employment rights legislation.

Adjudication of employment rights disputes and complaints
Adjudication officers investigate disputes, grievances and claims that individuals or small groups of workers make under certain employment legislation.

Appealing a decision to the Labour Court
Since 1 October 2015, the Labour Court is the single appeal body for all workplace relations appeals.

Disputes about equality and discrimination
The Workplace Relations Commission deals with all complaints of discrimination in employment and access to goods and services which come under equality legislation.

Victimisation at work
Some employment legislation protects you from being victimised at work.

Workplace mediation
Workplace mediation provides a simpler and faster way to resolve disputes, conflicts and disagreements in the workplace.

Workplace Relations Commission
The Workplace Relations Commission handles all industrial relations and employment law disputes.

Protection for whistleblowers
People who raise concerns about possible wrongdoing in the workplace are protected by the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is responsible for implementing Government policy in a number of areas, including the protection of workers.