Employment & Equality
NCLC offers advice and in certain cases representation in the area of Employment and Equality Law. The Law Centre primarily advises and represents employees however we also advise community and voluntary groups which are located within our catchment area. Some of the wide variety of issues dealt with are:
- Statutory entitlements
- Contracts of Employment
- Dismissal/Constructive dismissal/Wrongful Dismissal
- Health & Safety issues at work
- Bullying and Harassment
- Leave, such as annual leave, carer’s leave, maternity and parental leave
- Right to fair procedures (grievance and disciplinary procedures)
NCLC also provides advice and, in certain cases, representation in the area of Equality Law in respect of the provisions of both the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2004 and the Equal Status Acts 2000-2004. Both Acts prohibit discrimination on the basis of any one of the 9 grounds set out in the Acts.
The Employment Equality Acts prohibits discrimination in the workplace while the Equal Status Acts prohibits discrimination in the provision of goods and services. NCLC has represented individuals before the Equality Tribunal, Labour Court and Circuit Court in respect of various claims pursuant to both Acts.
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: information on employment rights and the Employment Appeals Tribunal
Labour Relations Commission
The Equality Authority
The Equality Tribunal
Free Legal Advice Centres