Workplace Relations Act 2015

2.

Interpretation

2. In this Act—

“Act of 1946” means the Industrial Relations Act 1946;

“Act of 1967” means the Redundancy Payments Act 1967;

“Act of 1969” means the Industrial Relations Act 1969;

“Act of 1977” means the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977;

“Act of 1981” means the Courts Act 1981;

F2 [ Act of 1984 means the Protection of Employees (Employers Insolvency) Act 1984 ; ]

“Act of 1990” means the Industrial Relations Act 1990;

“Act of 1994” means the Maternity Protection Act 1994;

“Act of 1995” means the Adoptive Leave Act 1995;

“Act of 1998” means the Employment Equality Act 1998;

“Act of 2000” means the Equal Status Act 2000;

“Act of 2004” means the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004;

“Act of 2005” means the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005;

“Act of 2007” means the Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 ;

“Act of 2012” means the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012;

“adjudication officer” means a person appointed under section 40 ;

“Board” has the meaning assigned to it by paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3;

“Commission” has the meaning assigned to it by section 10 ;

“complainant” has the meaning assigned to it by section 41 ;

“Director General” has the meaning assigned to it by section 12 ;

“employee” and “employer” shall be construed in accordance with section 3 ;

“Employment Appeals Tribunal” means the body established by section 39 of the Act of 1967;

“employment enactment” means—

(a) an Act of the Oireachtas specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 or an instrument under such an Act of the Oireachtas,

(b) a provision specified in Part 2 of that Schedule, or

(c) an instrument specified in Part 3 of that Schedule;

“enactment” has the same meaning as it has in the Interpretation Act 2005;

F2 [ equality officer has the same meaning as it has in Part VII of the Act of 1998;

equality mediation officer has the same meaning as it has in Part VII of the Act of 1998; ]

“establishment day” shall be construed in accordance with section 9 ;

“excepted body” has the same meaning as it has in section 6 of the Trade Union Act 1941;

“inspector” means a person appointed under section 26 ;

“Labour Court” means the body established by section 10 of the Act of 1946;

“Labour Relations Commission” means the body established by section 24 of the Act of 1990;

“local authority” has the same meaning as it has in the Local Government Act 2001;

“mediation officer” means a person appointed under section 38 ;

“Minister” means the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation;

“official body” means—

(a) the Garda Síochána,

(b) the Revenue Commissioners,

(c) a Minister of the Government,

(d) the Director of Corporate Enforcement,

(e) the Health and Safety Authority,

(f) the Private Security Authority,

(g) the Road Safety Authority,

(h) the Pensions Authority,

(i) the Pensions Ombudsman,

(j) the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission,

(k) a local authority,

(l) the Labour Court,

(m) the Employment Appeals Tribunal,

(n) the Health Information and Quality Authority, or

(o) any other person charged by law with the detection, investigation or prosecution of offences;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister;

“record” includes, in addition to a record in writing—

(a) a plan, chart, map, drawing, diagram, pictorial or graphic image,

(b) a disc, tape, soundtrack or other device in which information, sounds or signals are embodied so as to be capable (with or without the aid of some other instrument) of being reproduced in legible or audible form,

(c) a film, tape or other device in which visual images are embodied so as to be capable (with or without the aid of some other instrument) of being reproduced in visual form, and

(d) a photograph;

“relevant enactment” means—

(a) an employment enactment,

(b) Part VII (inserted by section 22 of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004) of the Pensions Act 1990, or

(c) the Act of 2000.

F2 [ rights commissioner means a person appointed under section 13 of the Act of 1969; ]

Annotations

Amendments:

F2

Inserted (1.08.2015) by National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (22/2015), s. 20(1)(b), S.I. No. 340 of 2015.

Modifications (not altering text):

C2

Pensions Ombudsman construed (1.01.2018, establishment day) by Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017 (22/2017), s. 29(3), S.I. Nos. 524, 525 of 2017.

References in enactments

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(3) References to the Financial Services Ombudsman, the Deputy Financial Services Ombudsman or the Pensions Ombudsman in any enactment (other than this Act) or any instrument made under such an enactment shall, on and after the establishment day, be construed as references to the Ombudsman.