Carer’s Leave Act 2001

Penalties, proceedings, etc.

33

33.—(1) A person guilty of an offence under this Act shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €3,000 (£2,362.69).

(2) Where an offence under this Act is committed by a body corporate and is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of, a person being a director, manager, secretory or other officer of that body corporate, or a person who was purporting to act in that capacity, that person shall also be guilty of an offence and be liable to be proceeded against and punished as if he or she were guilty of the first-mentioned offence.

(3) Proceedings for an offence under sections 31 and 32 may be brought and prosecuted by the Minister.

(4) Notwithstanding section 10(4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851, proceedings for an offence under this Act may be instituted within 12 months from the date of the offence.