Enforcement and redress
Summary of the bodies that assist employees to enforce their employment rights.
Some hearings of the Workplace Relations Commission will be held remotely while Government restrictions are in place. Find out more.
The Inspection and Enforcement Services of the Workplace Relations Commission aim to ensure compliance with employment rights legislation.
Adjudication officers investigate disputes, grievances and claims that individuals or small groups of workers make under certain employment legislation.
Since 1 October 2015, the Labour Court is the single appeal body for all workplace relations appeals.
The Workplace Relations Commission deals with all complaints of discrimination in employment and access to goods and services which come under equality legislation.
Some employment legislation protects you from being victimised at work.
Workplace mediation provides a simpler and faster way to resolve disputes, conflicts and disagreements in the workplace.
The Workplace Relations Commission gives information about your employment rights and it offers meditation, advisory and conciliation services. You can make a complaint about your employment rights to the WRC. It also carries out workplace inspections to make sure that employers comply with employment laws.
People who raise concerns about possible wrongdoing in the workplace are protected by the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is responsible for implementing Government policy in a number of areas, including the protection of workers.