29 Sept 2022

Eight prosecutions for breach of employment law in Carlow since 2015

There were 33 inspections carried out in Carlow up until June of this year

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There were zero prosecutions for 2018 up to June of this year

There were eight prosecutions for breach of employment law in Carlow since 2015, figures published by a Government minister have revealed. 

Meanwhile, there were 215 inspection across the county between 2015 and up until June of this year. 

The Workplace Relations Commission's Inspection and Enforcement Services monitors employment conditions to ensure compliance with, and where necessary, enforcement of, employment rights legislation.

Fianna Fáil's Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation for the number of inspections carried out by the workplace relations bodies in each year since being established to 30 June 2018 and the number of prosecutions undertaken in each county during this period. 

In a written response, Minister Pat Breen said: "The WRC is an independent, statutory body established on 1 October 2015 under the Workplace Relations Act 2015.

"The WRC assumed the roles and functions previously carried out by the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA), Equality Tribunal, Labour Relations Commission (LRC), Rights Commissioners Service (RCS), and the first-instance (Complaints and Referrals) functions of the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)."

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