Resources & Materials

 There are several parts to the information on this page. See also Links page and  Tab on Law Reform Commission proposals on Mediation in the Mediation section. Please note the Draft Bill on Mediation is an appendix to the Report for which there is a link on that page. Also note that the table of contents are Hyperlinks which will take you to that section, (but alas not to the Bill!)

  1.  The Main acts and how complaints arising are processed
  2. You can read the latest report of the Employment Appeals Tribunal here
  3. Representation by type at EAT; all cases and Unfair Dismissal only

 1) The Main acts and how they work

Complaints direct to the EAT

  •  Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973-2001
  • Protection of Employees (Insolvency) Act
  • Redundancy Payments Acts 1967
  • Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2001 (or Rights Commissioner with employer consent)[1] 

 Complaints to Rights Commissioner (with appeal to the EAT)

  •  Adoptive Leave Act 1995 *
  • Carers Leave Act 2001
  • European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003
  • Maternity Protection Acts 1994-2004 *
  • Parental Leave Act 1998 *
  • Payment of Wages Act 1991
  • Protection for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 **
  • European Communities (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2000
  • Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 and 2001

 Complaints to Rights Commissioner (appeal to the Labour Court)

  •  Organisation of Working Time Act 1997
  • Protection of Employees (Part Time Work) Act 2001
  • Protection of Employees (Fixed term Work) Act 2003
  • National Minimum Wage Act 2000

Office of the Director of Equality investigations, the Equality Tribunal with appeal to the Labour Court

  •  Employment Equality Acts *
  • Equal Status Act

  (These stats will be updated shortly (April 2013)

4) Representation at the Employment Appeals tribunal

ALL CASES 

T.U/ Trade rep Legal Other
2009 2008 2005 2009 2008 2005 2009 2008 2005
Employees 318 282 223 828 831 655 301 219 111
Employer 92 77 53 616 626 585 174 220 180
410 359 276 1444 1457 1240 475 439 291

Representation at the Employment Appeals tribunal 

UNFAIR DISMISSAL CASES

T.U/Trade rep Legal Other
2009 2008 2005 2009 2008 2005 2009 2008 2005
Employees 100 106 126 593 636 586 101 71 52
Employer 70 63 44 455 479 489 104 140 123
170 169 170 1048 1115 1075 205 211 175

For more information pat.brady@workplacesolutions.ie

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