Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001


Number 45 of 2001


PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES (PART-TIME WORK) ACT 2001

REVISED

Updated to 1 September 2017


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including National Shared Services Office Act 2017 (26/2017), enacted 26 July 2017, and all statutory instruments up to and including Education Support Centres (Appointment and Secondment of Directors) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 394 of 2017), made 1 September 2017, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 45 of 2001


PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES (PART-TIME WORK) ACT 2001

REVISED

Updated to 1 September 2017


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005: in so far as it relates to them, this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one (Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005 (18/2005), s. 1(4)). The Acts in the group are:

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act 1973 (4/1973)

Protection Of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Act 1984 (21/1984), s. 18(3) and s.13

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 (5/1991), s. 8(3) (repealed)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), s. 1(2)

Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005 (18/2005), Part 7

Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Acts 1984 to 2012: in so far as it relates to them, this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012 (32/2012), s. 1(4)). The Acts in the group are:

Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Act 1984 (21/1984)

Social Welfare Act 1990 (5/1990), s. 1(5) and s. 28

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 (5/1991), s. 8(8) (repealed)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), s. 1(3)

Industrial Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (4/2004), ss. 15 and 17(3)

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012 (32/2012), ss. 1(4) and 17

Protection of Employment Acts 1977 to 2014: in so far as it relates to them, this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(17)). The Acts in the group are:

Protection of Employment Act 1977 (7/1977)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), in so far as it applies to the Protection of Employment Act 1977

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), in so far as it applies to the Protection of Employment Act 1977

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(17) and the amendments to the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 and the Protection of Employment Act 1977 provided for in s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (Note: the reference to s. 5(6) appears to refer to s. 5(8))

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2014: in so far as it relates to them, this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(19)). The Acts in the group are:

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (21/1967)

Redundancy Payments Act 1971 (20/1971)

Redundancy Payments Act 1973 (11/1973)

Redundancy Payments Act 1979 (7/1979)

Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Act 1984 (21/1984), s. 12 (citation only)

Social Welfare Act 1990 (5/1990), ss. 26, 27 and 29

Social Welfare Act 1991 (7/1991), s. 39 other than subs. (2)

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 (5/1991), s. 8(2) in so far as it relates to the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 1990 (repealed)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), in so far as it relates to the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 1990

Redundancy Payments Act 2003 (14/2003) s. 17(3)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), in so far as it relates to Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2003

Social Welfare Act 2011 (37/2011), s. 1(3) and Part 3

Social Welfare Act 2012 (43/2012), s. 1(3) and Part 3

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(19) and the amendment to the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 provided for in section 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (Note: the reference to s. 5(6) appears to refer to s. 5(8))

Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 to 2014: in so far as it relates to them, this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(21)). The Acts in the group are:

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007

Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 (5/1994)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), in so far as it relates to Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012 (32/2012), s. 1(5) and s. 18

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(21) and the amendment to the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 provided for in section 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (Note: the reference to s. 5(6) appears to refer to s. 5(8))

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2015: in so far as it relates to them, this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 1(4)). The Acts in the group are:

Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 (10/1977)

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 (5/1991), in so far as it relates to the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 (repealed)

Unfair Dismissals (Amendment) Act 1993 (22/1993)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), in so far as it relates to Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 1993

Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005 (18/2005), Part 6

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), in so far as it relates to Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2005

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 39

Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 to 2001: in so far as it relates to them, this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), s. 1(7)). The Acts in the group are:

Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Act 1977 (6/1977)

Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Act 1988 (13/1988)

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 (5/1991), s. 8(5) (repealed)

Air Companies (Amendment) Act 1993 38/1993), ss. 8(2) and (3), 13 and 19(2)(b) (repealed)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), in so far as it relates to Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 to 1993

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1994, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015)

Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014)

Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 (26/2013)

Education and Training Boards Act 2013 (11/2013)

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012 (32/2012)

Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 (13/2012)

Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (40/2011)

Central Bank and Credit Institutions (Resolution) Act 2011 (27/2011)

Criminal Justice Act 2011 (22/2011)

Credit Institutions (Stablisation) Act 2011 (36/2010)

Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2010 (33/2010)

Inland Fisheries Act 2010 (10/2010)

Labour Services (Amendment) Act 2009 (38/2009)

National Asset Management Agency Act 2009 (34/2009)

Charities Act 2009 (6/2009)

Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Act 2009 (1/2009)

Chemicals Act 2008 (13/2008)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007)

Health Act 2007 (23/2007)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (19/2007)

Employment Permits Act 2006 (16/2006)

Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006 (13/2006)

Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006 (9/2006)

Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (26/2005)

Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005 (18/2005)

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (10/2005)

Health Act 2004 (42/2004)

Equality Act 2004 (24/2004)

Aer Lingus Act 2004 (10/2004)

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (9/2004)

Industrial Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (4/2004)

Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (29/2003)

Redundancy Payments Act 2003 (14/2003)

Pensions (Amendment) Act 2002 (18/2002)

Competition Act 2002 (14/2002)

Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2001 (27/2001)

Nitrigin Eireann Teoranta Act 2001 (21/2001)

Carer’s Leave Act 2001 (19/2001)

National Minimum Wage Act 2000 (5/2000)

Postal and Telecommunications Services (Amendment) Act 1999 (5/1999)

Protections For Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 (49/1998)

Parental Leave Act 1998 (30/1998)

Turf Development Act, 1998 (26/1998)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (21/1998)

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (20/1997)

Telecommunications (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1996 (34/1996)

Maternity Protection Act 1994 (34/1994)

Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 (5/1994)

Air Companies (Amendment) Act 1993 (38/1993)

Irish Aviation Authority Act 1993 (29/1993)

Unfair Dismissals (Amendment) Act 1993 (22/1993)

B & I Line Act 1991 (29/1991)

Social Welfare Act 1991 (7/1991)

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 (5/1991)

Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990)

Social Welfare Act 1990 (5/1990)

Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Act 1988 (13/1988)

Labour Services Act 1987 (15/1987)

Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Act 1984 (21/1984)

Redundancy Payments Act 1979 (7/1979)

Protection of Employment Act 1977 (11/1977)

Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 (10/1977)

Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Act 1977 (6/1977)

Redundancy Payments Act 1973 (11/1973)

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act 1973 (4/1973)

Redundancy Payments Act 1971 (20/1971)

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (21/1967)

All Acts up to and including National Shared Services Office Act 2017 (26/2017), enacted 26 July 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Labour Affairs and Labour Law (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 361 of 2017)

Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 245 of 2011)

Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 185 of 2010)

European Communities (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 157 of 2008)

European Communities (European Aviation Safety Agency) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 95 of 2008)

European Communities (European Public Limited-Liability Company)(Employee Involvement) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 623 of 2006)

Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice on Access to Part-Time Working) (Declaration) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 8 of 2006)

European Communities (European Aviation Safety Agency) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 469 of 2003)

European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 131 of 2003)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act, 2001 (Commencement) Order 2001(S.I. No. 636 of 2001)

Industrial Relations Act, 1990, Code of Practice on Employee Representatives (Declaration) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 169 of 1993)

All statutory instruments up to and including Education Support Centres (Appointment and Secondment of Directors) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 394 of 2017), made 1 September 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 45 of 2001


PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES (PART-TIME WORK) ACT 2001

REVISED

Updated to 1 September 2017


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title, collective citation and construction.

2.

Commencement.

3.

Interpretation (generally).

4.

Regulations and orders.

5.

Repeal.

6.

Expenses.

PART 2

Part-Time Work and the Rights of Part-Time Employees

7.

Interpretation ( Part 2).

8.

Application of relevant enactments.

9.

Conditions of employment for part-time employees.

10.

Proportionate provision of certain conditions of employment.

11.

Part-time employees who work on a casual basis.

12.

Objective grounds for less favourable treatment.

13.

Review of obstacles to the performance of part-time work.

14.

Voidance of certain provisions.

15.

Prohibition of penalisation of employee by employer.

16.

[ Decision of adjudication officer under section 41 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015.]

17.

[ Decision of Labour Court on appeal from a decision referred to in section 16.]

18.

Enforcement of determinations of Labour Court.

19.

Non-application of sections 16 to 18.

PART 3

Miscellaneous

20.

Clarification of effect of certain enactments in relation to posted workers and other persons having an employment relationship in the State.

21.

Amendment of section 14(2) of Protection of Employment Act, 1977.

SCHEDULE


Acts Referred to

Carer’s Leave Act, 2001

2001, No. 19

Civil Service Regulation Act, 1956

1956, No. 46

Courts Act, 1981

1981, No. 11

Employment Agency Act, 1971

1971, No. 27

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 and 1984

Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997

1997, No. 20

Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Acts, 1984 and 1990

Protection of Employment Act, 1977

1977, No. 7

Redundancy Payments Act, 1967

1967, No. 21

Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 to 1990

Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994

1994, No. 5

Trade Union Act, 1941

1941, No. 22

Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 1993

Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 1993

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act, 1991

1991, No. 5


Number 45 of 2001


PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES (PART-TIME WORK) ACT 2001

REVISED

Updated to 1 September 2017


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIRECTIVE 97/81/EC OF 15 DECEMBER, 1997, OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES CONCERNING THE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON PART-TIME WORK CONCLUDED BY UNICE, CEEP AND THE ETUC 1, TO CLARIFY THE EFFECT CERTAIN ENACTMENTS RELATING TO EMPLOYEES HAVE IN CASES WHERE THE EMPLOYEE CONCERNED IS A POSTED WORKER (WITHIN THE MEANING OF DIRECTIVE 96/71/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 16 DECEMBER, 1996, CONCERNING THE POSTING OF WORKERS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PROVISION OF SERVICES 2) OR OTHERWISE HAS AN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP IN THE STATE, TO AMEND SECTION 14(2) OF THE PROTECTION OF EMPLOYMENT ACT, 1977, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [15 th December, 2001]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Functions transferred and “Minister for” and “Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation” construed (1.09.2017) by Labour Affairs and Labour Law (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 361 of 2017), arts. 2, 3, 6-8, in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 4, 5. Note that the name of the Minister for and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment was changed:

• to the Minster for and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (2.05.2010) by Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 185 of 2010); and

• to the Minister for and Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (2.06.2011) by Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 245 of 2011).

...

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 3 are transferred to the Department of Social Protection.

(2) References to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation contained in any Act or any instrument made under such Act and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Social Protection.

3. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation—

(a) by or under the Acts specified in Part 1 of the Schedule and the provisions of the Acts specified in Part 2 of the Schedule, and

(b) under the Regulations specified in Part 3 of the Schedule,

are transferred to the Minister for Social Protection.

(2) References to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation contained in any Act or instrument made under such Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Article shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Social Protection.

SCHEDULE

PART 1

Acts of the Oireachtas

...

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001

...

C2

Application of collectively cited Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007 restricted:

• (15.07.2015) by European Union (Bank Recovery and Resolution) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 289 of 2015), reg. 40(4)(b), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

• (28.10.2011) by Central Bank and Credit Institutions (Resolution) Act 2011 (27/2011) s. 70(3)(b), S.I. No. 548 of 2011.

• (21.12.2010) by Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010 (36/2010) s. 23(3)(b), S.I. No. 623 of 2010.

• (21.12.2010) by Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010 (36/2010) s. 44(6)(b), S.I. No. 623 of 2010.

• (21.01.2009) by Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Act 2009 (1/2009), s. 19(5)(b), commenced on enactment.

The following is one version of the wording used but there are several:

Power of special manager to remove officers, employees and others

70.—...

(3) Nothing in subsection (1) or (2) deprives a person of any right to claim compensation or damages from that credit institution for the loss of his or her office or appointment. However—

( a) a court, tribunal or rights commissioner may not grant any remedy that would have the effect of preventing or restraining the special manager from exercising the special manager’s powers under this section, and

( b) a court, tribunal or rights commissioner may not make an order under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007 for the reinstatement or re-engagement of such a person.

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Application of collectively cited Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007 potentially restricted:

• (1.08.2015) by Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 20(4), S.I. No. 329 of 2015.

• (1.08.2013) by Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 (26/2013), s. 41(5), S.I. No. 287 of 2013.

• (6.07.2012) by Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (40/2011), s. 67(5) and sch. 4, S.I. No. 198 of 2012.

• by Charities Act 2009 (6/2009), s. 62(3), not commenced as of date of revision.

• (9.08.2011) by Criminal Justice Act 2011 (22/2011), s. 20(4), S.I. No. 411 of 2011.

• by Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2001 (27/2001), s. 8A(5), (6) and sch. 1 para. 3(8), as inserted (15.12.2010) by Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2010 (33/2010), ss. 4 and 6, commenced on enactment.

• (1.06.2010) by Inland Fisheries Act 2010 (10/2010), s. 38(3), commenced on enactment.

• by Labour Services Act 1987 (15/1987), s. 13B(3), as inserted (20.01.2010) by Labour Services (Amendment) Act 2009 (38/2009), s. 7, S.I. No. 12 of 2010.

• (21.12.2009) by National Asset Management Agency Act 2009 (34/2009), s. 223(5), S.I. No. 545 of 2009.

• by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 55M(4), as inserted (1.03.2009) by Health Act 2007 (23/2007), s. 103(1), S.I. No. 27 of 2009.

• (15.07.2008) by Chemicals Act 2008 (13/2008), s. 26(3), S.I. No. 273 of 2008.

• (27.05.2008) by European Communities (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 157 of 2008), reg. 39(9).

• by European Communities (European Aviation Safety Agency) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 469 of 2003), reg. 10(4), as inserted (8.04.2008) by European Communities (European Aviation Safety Agency) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 95 of 2008), regs. 3(d).

• (13.06.2007) by European Communities (Occurrence Reporting in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 285 of 2007), reg. 9(7).

• (29.05.2007) by European Communities (European Cooperative Society) (Employee Involvement) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 259 of 2007), reg. 20(8).

• (1.05.2007) by Consumer Protection Act 2007 (19/2007), s. 87(3), (4) and sch. 6, para. 4(2), S.I. No. 178 of 2007.

• (1.01.2007) by Employment Permits Act 2006 (16/2006), s. 26(5), S.I. No. 682 of 2006.

• (14.12.2006) by European Communities (European Public Limited-Liability Company) (Employee Involvement) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 623 of 2006), reg. 19(8).

• (24.07.2006) by Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006 (9/2006), s. 13(7), S.I. No. 382 of 2006.

• by Parental Leave Act 1998 (30/1998), s. 16A(3) as inserted (18.05.2006) by Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006 (13/2006), s. 11, commenced on enactment.

• (1.09.2005) by Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (10/2005), s. 27(5), S.I. No. 328 of 2005.

• (14.07.2003) by Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (29/2003), s. 18(1), commenced on enactment.

• (11.04.2003) by European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 131 of 2003), reg. 5(4).

• (1.07.2002) by Competition Act 2002 (14/2002), s. 50(3), (4) and sch. 3, para. 3, S.I. No. 199 of 2002.

• (2.07.2001) by C arers’ Leave Act 2001 (19/2001), s. 16(3), commenced on enactment.

• (23.01.1999) by Protections for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 (49/1998), s. 4(3), commenced as per s. 7(2).

• (30.09.1997) by Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (20/1997), s. 26(2), S.I. No. 392 of 1997

The following is one version of the wording used, but there are many variations.

Prohibition on penalisation.

38.— ...

(3) If the penalisation of an employee, in contravention of subsection (1), constitutes a dismissal of the employee (within the meaning of the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007), relief may not be granted to the employee in respect of that penalisation both under Schedule 4 of this Act and under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007.

C4

Application of collectively cited Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 to 2001 restricted (27.09.2006) by Aer Lingus Act 2004 (10/2004), s. 6(2), S.I. No. 476 of 2006.

Number of directors of company and of worker directors under Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 to 2001

6.— ...

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 to 2001, or any order or warrant made under those Acts, with effect from the commencement of this subsection those Acts shall cease to apply to the Company, and any person appointed a director of the Company under section 15 of the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Act 1977 and holding such office immediately prior to such commencement shall thereupon cease to hold such office.

C5

Application of collectively cited Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 1993 potentially restricted by Employment Equality Act 1998 (21/1998), s. 101(2)(b), (4), (5) and sch. (as amended) and s. 101A as inserted (18.07.2004) by Equality Act 2004 (24/2004), ss. 43, 46 and 66(3)(f)(vii), commenced on enactment. The application of the above sections was previously extended with modification by Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990), s. 81J and sch. 4 as inserted (5.04.2004) by Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (9/2004), s. 22, S.I. No. 141 of 2004, listing alternative provisions for the purposes of Part VII of Pensions Act 1990 and amending Pensions Act 1990, sch. 4.

Alternative avenues of redress

101. ...

[(2) Where an individual has referred a case to the Director under section 77(1) and either a settlement has been reached by mediation or the Director has begun an investigation under section 79, the individual— ...

( b) if he or she was dismissed before so referring the case, shall not be entitled to seek redress (or to exercise, or continue to exercise, any other power) under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 1993 in respect of the dismissal [, unless the Director, having completed the investigation and in an appropriate case, directs otherwise and so notifies the complainant and respondent. ]]

...

(4) [An employee who has been dismissed shall not be entitled to seek redress under this Part in respect of the dismissal if— ]

( a) the employee has instituted proceedings for damages at common law for wrongful dismissal and the hearing of the case has begun,

( b) in the exercise of powers under the Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 1993, a rights commissioner has issued a recommendation in respect of the dismissal, or

( c) the Employment Appeals Tribunal has begun a hearing into the matter of the dismissal.

[(5) Where the Director issues a direction under subsection (2)( b), the resulting entitlement of the employee under that subsection is deemed to have effect from the date of the direction. ]

Parallel claims.

101A.—Where the conduct of an employer constitutes both a contravention of Part III or IV and a contravention of either the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 or the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003, relief may not be granted to the employee concerned in respect of the conduct under both this Act and either of the said Acts.

Table heading: Substituted words for the purposes of Part VII

(2) Where the conduct of an employer constitutes both a contravention of Part VII of the Pensions Act 1990 and a contravention of either the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 or the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003, relief may not be granted to the employee concerned in respect of the conduct under both this Act as it applies to Part VII of the Pensions Act 1990 and either of the said Acts.

C6

Application of collectively cited Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 to 2001 restricted (24.08.2004) by Aer Lingus Act 2004 (10/2004), s. 6(4), S.I. No. 455 of 2006.

Number of directors of Company and of worker directors under Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 to 2001.

6.— ...

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 to 2001, or any order or warrant made under those Acts, the Minister may by order reduce the number of directors of the Company appointed pursuant to those Acts.

...

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Power to make regulations in relation to Act provided by Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990), s. 5(5), as inserted (1.06.2002) by Pensions (Amendment) Act 2002 (18/2002), s. 10, S.I. No. 276 of 2002.

Regulations generally

5.— ...

(5) The Minister may, after consultation with the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and with the consent of the Minister for Finance, make regulations prescribing any matter or thing in relation to a scheme or PRSA for the purpose of enabling any provision of the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act, 2001 to have full effect.

C8

Application of collectively cited Worker Participation (State Enterprise) Acts excluded

• (3.07.2001) by Nitrigin Eireann Teoranta Act 2001 (21/2001) s. 5(1), commenced on enactment.

• (8.12.1993) by Irish Aviation Authority Act 1993 (29/1993), s. 71, S.I. No. 355 of 1993

• (31.01.1992) by B & I Line Act 1991 (29/1991), s. 7, S.I. No. 25 of 1992 .

The following is one of similar versions of the wording used.

Non-application

5.—(1) Notwithstanding any provision of the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 and 1988, those Acts shall cease to apply to the Company and accordingly the directors of the Company appointed under section 15 of the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Act, 1977 , shall cease to hold office.

(2) This section shall come into operation on such day as the Minister may by order appoint.

C9

Application of collectively cited Worker Participation (State Enterprise) Acts 1977 to 1993 restricted (9.04.1999) by Postal and Telecommunications Services (Amendment) Act 1999 (5/1999) s. 6(1), S.I No. 87 of 1999, subject to transitional provision in subs. (2).

Employee directors

6.—(1) The Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 1993, shall not apply to Bord Telecom Éireann p.l.c.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) and the repeal by this Act of section 10 of the Act of 1996, the term of office of any employee director appointed in accordance with the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 1993, or of any director or alternate director appointed under the said section 10 and servicing upon the commencement of this section shall continue until such date as may be specified by the Minister.

C10

Power to make order in relation to collectively cited Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 and 2001 provided (12.06.1998) by Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Act 1988 (13/1988), s. 9(2), commenced on enactment.

Power to extend Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 and 1988 to certain subsidiaries.

9.— ...

(2) Subject to subsection (3) of this section, the Minister may as regards a particular subsidiary to which this section applies, by order provide that any employee of the subsidiary shall, for the purpose of the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 and 1988, be regarded as an employee of the designated body (which shall be named in the order).

C11

Application of collectively cited Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Act 1977 to 1993 extended to Bord na Móna (7.07.1998) by Turf Development Act 1998 (26/1998), s. 59, commenced on enactment.

Application of Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 1993.

59.—The Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 1993, shall apply to the Company as if it were a designated body (within the meaning of those Acts).

C12

Application of collectively cited Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 1991, Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 1991 and Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 1993 extended

• (3.12.1998) by Parental Leave Act 1998 (30/1998), s. 25(3), commenced as per s. 1(2).

• (30.1.1995) by Maternity Protection Act 1994 (34/1994), s. 40(2) and (3), S.I. No. 16 of 1995.

The following is one of similar versions of the wording used.

Amendment of enactments.

25. ...

(3) An employee who is entitled to return to work in the employment concerned in accordance with section 15 but is not permitted by his or her employer to do so—

( a) shall be deemed to have been dismissed on the date on which he or she was entitled to return to work as aforesaid and the dismissal shall be deemed, for the purposes of the Unfair Dismissal Acts, 1977 to 1993, to have been an unfair dismissal unless, having regard to all the circumstances, there were substantial grounds justifying the dismissal,

( b) shall be deemed for the purposes of the Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 to 1991, to have been dismissed by reason of redundancy on the date aforesaid, and

( c) shall be deemed for the purposes of the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 to 1991, to have had his or her contract of employment with his or her employer terminated on the date aforesaid.

C13

Power to amend decision under Act and other Acts with which it is collectively cited provided (30.09.1997) by Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (20/1997), s. 39(2) (as amended), S.I. No. 392 of 1997.

Powers of rights commissioner, Employment Appeals Tribunal or Labour Court in certain cases.

39. (1) In this section “relevant authority” means a rights commissioner, the Employment Appeals Tribunal or the Labour Court.

(2) A decision (by whatever name called) of a relevant authority under this Act or an enactment [or statutory instrument ] referred to in the Table to this subsection that does not state correctly the name of the employer concerned or any other material particular may, on application being made in that behalf to the authority by any party concerned, be amended by the authority so as to state correctly the name of the employer concerned or the other material particular.

TABLE

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Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 to 1991

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Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Acts, 1984 to 1991

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Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 to 1991

Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994

Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 1993

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[ Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 ]

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Editorial Notes:

E1

Act and collectively cited Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005, Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Acts 1984 to 2012, Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2014, Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 to 2014, Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007 and Protection of Employment Acts 1977 to 2014 included in definitions of “employment enactment” and “relevant enactment” (1.08.2015) by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 2 and sch. 1 part 2 items 12, 16, 18, 20, 14, 19, S.I. No. 338 of 2015, with the following effects:

• Authorised officers or inspectors under employment enactments deemed to be appointed under Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 26(2) and subject to termination under s. 26(4).

• Powers of inspectors for purposes of relevant enactments defined in Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 27.

• Workplace Relations Commission, an inspector or an adjudication officer authorised to disclose employer’s registered number or employee’s PPSN to enable Labour Court to perform functions under relevant enactments by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015) s. 31(5).

• Power of Workplace Relations Commission and official body to disclose information to each other concerning the commission of offence under relevant enactment provided by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 32.

• Power of Workplace Relations Commission and contracting authority to disclose information to each other concerning the commission of offence under employment enactment/ relevant enactment provided by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 33.

• Powers of Minister to prosecute under relevant enactments transferred to Workplace Relations Commission and references construed by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 37.

• Functions of EAT to hear claims under employment enactments transferred to Workplace Relations Commission and references to EAT construed by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015) s. 66(1), (2), not commenced as of date of revision.

E2

Funding for expenses in giving effect to collectively cited Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Acts 1984 to 2004 and Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2003 provided (1.12.2005) by Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (26/2005), ss. 5(6) and 6(1), S.I. No. 923 of 2005.

E3

Previous affecting provision: application of collectively cited Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts potentially excluded with savings (16.12.1996 and 19.12.1996) by Telecommunications (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1996 (34/1996), s. 10, S.I. No. 385 of 1996; repealed (9.04.1999) by Postal and Telecommunications Services (Amendment) Act 1999 (5/1999), s. 3 and sch.