Carer’s Leave Act 2001

F11 [ Decision under section 41 or 44 of Workplace Relations Act 2015.

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21. (1) A decision of an adjudication officer under section 41 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 in relation to a dispute to which this Part applies between an employee and an employer concerning the employee s entitlements under this Act may include

(a) a grant of carer s leave to the employee of such length to be taken at such time or times and in such manner as the adjudication officer may specify,

(b) an award of compensation (in favour of the employee concerned to be paid by the employer concerned) of such amount, not exceeding 26 weeks remuneration in respect of the employee s employment calculated in such manner as may be prescribed, as the adjudication officer considers just and equitable having regard to all of the circumstances, or

(c) both such grant and such award.

(2) A decision of the Labour Court under section 44 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 on appeal from a decision of an adjudication officer referred to in subsection (1) may include

(a) a grant of carer s leave to the employee of such length to be taken at such time or times and in such manner as the Labour Court may specify,

(b) an award of compensation (in favour of the employee concerned to be paid by the employer concerned) of such amount, not exceeding 26 weeks remuneration in respect of the employee s employment calculated in such manner as may be prescribed, as the Labour Court considers just and equitable having regard to all of the circumstances, or

(c) both such grant and such award.

(3) Where appropriate, the confirmation document concerned shall be amended by the parties concerned so as to accord with a decision referred to in subsection (1) or (2).

(4) In this section remuneration includes allowances in the nature of pay and benefits in lieu of or in addition to pay. ]