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Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977

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Number 10 of 1977


UNFAIR DISMISSALS ACT, 1977


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Definitions.

2.

Exclusions.

3.

Dismissal during probation or training.

4.

Dismissal during apprenticeship.

5.

Dismissal by way of lock-out or for taking part in strike.

6.

Unfair dismissal.

7.

Redress for unfair dismissal.

8.

Determination of claims for unfair dismissal.

9.

Appeal from recommendation of rights commissioner.

10.

Proceedings in Circuit Court for redress under Act.

11.

Service of documents on bodies.

12.

Provisions relating to winding up and bankruptcy.

13.

Voidance of certain provisions in agreements.

14.

Notice to employees of procedure for, and grounds of, dismissal.

15.

Alternative remedies of employee.

16.

Amendment of Act by order of Minister.

17.

Regulations.

18.

Employment Appeals Tribunal.

19.

Repayment of moneys paid under Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 and 1973.

20.

Amendment of First Schedule to Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act, 1973.

21.

Expenses.

22.

Short title and commencement.

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Number 10 of 1977


UNFAIR DISMISSALS ACT, 1977


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR REDRESS FOR EMPLOYEES UNFAIRLY DISMISSED FROM THEIR EMPLOYMENT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DETERMINATION OF CLAIMS FOR SUCH REDRESS BY RIGHTS COMMISSIONERS AND BY THE TRIBUNAL ESTABLISHED, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING CERTAIN APPEALS, BY THE REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS ACT, 1967 , TO PROVIDE THAT THAT TRIBUNAL SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE EMPLOYMENT APPEALS TRIBUNAL, TO MAKE PROVISION FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID AND TO AMEND THE MINIMUM NOTICE AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT ACT, 1973 . [6th April, 1977]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: