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Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003

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Number 29 of 2003


PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES (FIXED-TERM WORK) ACT 2003


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Regulations and orders.

4.

Expenses.

PART 2

Fixed-Term Work and Rights of Fixed-Term Employees

5.

Comparable permanent employee.

6.

Conditions of employment for fixed-term employees.

7.

Objective grounds for less favourable treatment.

8.

Written statements of employer.

9.

Successive fixed-term contracts.

10.

Information on employment and training opportunities.

11.

Information and consultation.

12.

Voidance of certain provisions.

13.

Prohibition of penalisation of employee by employer.

PART 3

Enforcement

14.

Complaints to rights commissioner.

15.

Appeal from decision of rights commissioner.

16.

Enforcement of determinations of Labour Court.

PART 4

Exclusions and other Provisions

17.

Exclusion of certain types of contracts.

18.

Limitation on relief.

19.

Amendment of Employment Agency Act 1971, Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 and Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001.


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 2001

2001, No. 37

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2001

Nurses Act 1985

1985, No. 18

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

1997, No. 20

Parental Leave Act 1998

1998, No. 30

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001

2001, No. 45

Protection of Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998

1998, No. 49

Redundancy Payments Act 1967

1967, No. 21

Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Act 1996

1996, No. 20

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2001

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991

1991, No. 5

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Number 29 of 2003


PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES (FIXED-TERM WORK) ACT 2003


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIRECTIVE NO. 1999/70/EC OF 28 JUNE 1999, OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES CONCERNING THE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON FIXED-TERM WORK CONCLUDED BY ETUC, UNICE AND CEEP, TO AMEND THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY ACT 1971, THE ORGANISATION OF WORKING TIME ACT 1997 AND THE PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES (PART-TIME WORK) ACT 2001 AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [14th July, 2003]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: