Updated to 14 November 2019 (Act No. 37 of 2019 and S.I. No. 572 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 9 May 1977 Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977 (Commencement) Order 1977 (S.I. No. 138 of 1977), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Applic. rstrct. 20/1997, ss. 1(2), 26(2)
  21/1998, ss. 1(2), 101(4)(b), 101(5)(b)
  49/1998, ss. 4(3), 7(2)
  19/2001, s. 16(3)
  45/2001, ss. 2, 8
  14/2002, ss. 2, 50(3), (4) & sch. 3, par. 3
  S.I. No. 131 of 2003, reg. 5(4) (col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 623 of 2006, reg. 19(8) (col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 285 of 2007, reg. 9(7) (col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 157 of 2008, reg. 39(9) (col. cit.)
  13/2008, ss. 1(2), 26(3) (col. cit.)
  1/2009, s. 19(5)(b) (col. cit.)
  6/2009, ss. 1(2), 62(3) (col. cit.)
  34/2009, ss. 1(2), 223(5)
  10/2010, s. 38(3)(col. cit.)
  36/2010. ss. 1(2), 23(3)(b), 44(6)(b) (col. cit.)
  22/2011, ss. 1(2), 20(4)(b) (col. cit.)
  27/2011, ss. 1(3), 70(3)(b) (col. cit.)
  40/2011, ss. 1(2), 67(5) & sch. 4, para. 8(b)(col. cit.)
  13/2012, s. 23(2), 24(2)(col. cit.)
Appl. 2/1981, ss. 1, 26(4)
  24/1983, s. 45(5)
  7/1989, ss. 1(2), 20(6)
  21/1989, ss. 2, 53(5)
  2/1991, s. 8(9)
  9/1991, s. 12(8)
  7/1992, s. 31(4)
  14/1993, ss. 3, 31(7)
  22/1993, ss. 13, 17(4)
  29/1993, ss. 1(2), 40(3)
  S. I. No. 236 of 1993 art. 7(1), (2)
  34/1994, ss. 1(2), 40(4)
  S. I. No. 228 of 1994 art. 7(1), (2)
  S. I. No. 198 of 1995, art. 7(1)
  2/1995, ss. 1(2), 26(2)
  32/1995, s. 22(3)
  11/1996, ss. 1(2), 39(4) (a)
  27/1996, ss. 1(2), 8(4)
  11/1997, ss. 1(4), 30(6), 31(3)
  S. I. No. 88 of 1997, art. 8(3)
  S. I. No. 89 of 1997, art. 8(3)
  S. I. No. 90 of 1997, art. 8(3)
  S. I. No. 91 of 1997, art. 8(3)
  S. I. No. 92 of 1997, art. 8(3)
  26/1998, ss. 46(6), 51(4)
  1/1999, ss. 1(2), 40(6)
  6/1999, s. 22(6)
  S.I. No. 445 of 2000, regs. 1(2)(a), 14(5) (col. cit.)
  22/2000, ss. 1(2), (3), 40(3)
  19/2001, s.16(4)(a)
  43/2001, s. 15(8)
  45/2001, ss. 2, 8
  54/2001, s. 16(3)
  6/2002, ss. 1(2), 31(3)
  14/2002, ss. 2, 55, sch. 2, par. 2 (6)
  20/2002, ss. 4, 20(4)
  12/2003, ss. 1(2), 36, sch. 3, par. 10(5)
  29/2003, s. 18(1)
  10/2005, ss. 1(2), 27(2)(a), (4)
  22/2011, ss. 1(2), 20 (col. cit.)
  27/2011, ss. 1(3), 76 (col. cit.)
  40/2011, ss. 1(2), 67(5) & sch. 4, para. 8(a)(col. cit.)
Appl. with mods. 5/1991, ss. 2(3)(b)(iii), 8(9)
  5/2000, ss. 1(2), 36(2)
Constr. of refs.. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 66(2), (3)
  19/1990, s.35 (1)
  22/1993, ss. 13, 17(4)
Forms and procedures prescribed S.I. No. 510 of 2001, ord. 57, rl. 1, par. 2 & sch. form 36A
Min. may refuse permit for offence under 16/2006, s. 12(1)(c) and sch. 1, s. 41(4)(col. cit.)
Power to mod. by regs. 2/1981, ss. 1, 27(4)
Trans. of functns. under. S. I. No. 18 of 1993, art. 4, sch., pt. 1
  42/2004, ss. 3(1), 4, 58, 59 (1) (2) (3), sch. 3
Delegation of functns. under. S. I. No. 809 of 2004, art. 2 (a), sch., pt. 1
S. 1 am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(a), (2)
  9/2015, ss. 1(5), 174
  14/2014, ss. 1(2), 11(1)(a)
  1/2014, ss. 1(22), 5(8), sch. 2 pt. 6
S. 1 modified S. I. No. 357 of 1981, regs. 3-5
S. 1, def. ins. 2/1995, ss. 1(2), 22
S. 1, defs am., subsecs. (2) (3) added. 22/1993, ss. 2, 17 (4)
S. 1(1) am. 27/2007, s. 24
S. 2 modified S. I. No. 357 of 1981, regs. 3-5
S. 2(1) am. 34/1994, ss. 1(2), 38 (1)
S. 2(1), applic. rstrct. 22/1993, ss. 14, 17(4)
S. 2(1)(a) am. 34/1994, ss. 1(2), 38(1)
S. 2(1)(c) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 170 & schedule, pt. 5, item 7
S. 2(1)(h), par. substit. 18/2005, ss. 2(1), 22(a)
S. 2(1)(i) substit. 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 5(8), sch. 2 pt. 6
S. 2(1)(j) rstrct. 32/1996, ss. 14(6), 25(3)
S. 2(1)(j) rep. 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 64
S. 2(1)(j) substit. 22/1993, ss. 3(a), 17(4)
  42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, sch. 6, pt. 6
S. 2(1)(k) substituted 17/2019, ss. 1(2), 34
  40/2013, ss. 1(2), 97 and sch. 2 pt. 3
S. 2(1)(l) ins. 40/2013, ss. 1(2), 97 and sch. 2 pt. 3
S. 2(1)(i), par. substit. 37/2001, ss. 7, 164
S. 2(2) am. 27/2007, s. 25(1)(a) and (b)
S. 2(2)(b), prov. added 22/1993, ss. 3(b), 17 (4)
S. 2(2)(c) ins. 2/1981, ss. 1, 24
S. 2(2)(c), par. substit. 34/1994, ss. 1(2), 38(2)
  28/2004, ss. 23(a), 27(3)
S. 2(2)(d) am. 19/2001, s. 27(1)
S. 2(2)(d), par. ins. 2/1995, ss. 1(2), 23
S. 2(2)(d) substit. 25/2005, ss. 18, 22(3)
S. 2(2)(e), par. ins. 19/2001, s. 27(1)
S. 2(2A) subsec. ins. 27/2007, s. 25(2)
S. 2(2A)(d) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(b), (2)
S. 2(2B) subsec. ins. 27/2007, s. 25(2)
S. 2(4) am. 21/1984, s. 11(6)
S. 2(5) am. 27/2007, s. 25(3)
S. 2(5), subsec. ins. 22/1993, ss. 3(c), 17(4)
S. 2A, new s. 18/2005, ss. 2(1), 22(b)
S. 2A(5) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(c), (2)
Ss. 3, 4, am. 34/1994, ss. 1(2), 38(3)
Ss. 3, 4, applic. rstrct. 22/1993, ss. 14, 17(4)
S. 5(1) substituted 22/1993, ss. 4, 17(4)
S. 5(2) substituted 22/1993, ss. 4, 17(4)
S. 5(2A) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(d), (2)
S. 5(2A) subsec. ins. 27/2007, s. 26
S. 5(3) substituted 22/1993, ss. 4, 17(4)
S. 6(1), appl. with mod. 5/2000, ss. 1 (2), 36(2)
S. 6(1), applic. rstrct. 22/1993, ss. 14, 17(4)
S. 6(2)(a), protection under ctd. in cert. circs. S.I. No. 131 of 2003, reg. 7(3)
S. 6(2)(h) amended 11/2016, ss. 1(2), 33(a)(i)
S. 6(2)(i) inserted 11/2016, ss. 1(2), 33(a)(ii)
S. 6(2)(aa) inserted 27/2015, ss. 1(5), 39
S. 6(2)(ba), par. ins. 14/2014, ss. 1(2), 11(1)(b), (2), sch. 1
S. 6(2)(dd), par. ins. 30/1998, ss. 1(2), 25(2)(a)
S. 6(2)(dd), par. substit. 19/2001, s. 27(2)(a)
S. 6(2)(e) substit. 22/1993, ss. 5(a), 17(4)
S. 6(2)(f), (g), pars. substit. 34/1994, ss. 1(2), 38(4)
  28/2004, ss. 23(b), 27(3)
S. 6(2)(f),appl. ext. 31/2001, ss. 5(3), 29(2)
S. 6(2)(g) ins. 2/1981, ss. 1, 25
S. 6(2)(h), par. ins. 2/1995, ss. 1(2), 24
S. 6(2)(h) substit. 25/2005, ss. 19, 22(3)
S. 6(2)(j) inserted 35/2019, ss. 1(2), 34(a)
S. 6(2A) amended 35/2019, ss. 1(2), 34(b)
  11/2016, ss. 1(2), 33(b)
S. 6(2A), subsec. ins. 34/1994, ss. 1(2), 38(5)
S. 6(2A), subsec. substit. 2/1995, ss. 1(2), 25
S. 6(2B), subsec. ins. 30/1998, ss. 1(2), 25(2) (b)
S. 6(2C), subsec. ins. 19/2001, s.27 (2) (b)
S. 6(2D), subsec. ins. 14/2014, ss. 1(2), 11(1)(c)
S. 6(6), appl. rstrct. 22/1993, ss. 14, 17(4)
S. 6(6), saver for. S.I. No. 337 of 2001, reg. 3(2)
S. 6(7) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(e), (2)
S. 6(7), substit. 22/1993, ss. 5(b), 17(4)
S. 7 rstrct. 16/1977, s. 27(3)
S. 7(1) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(f), (2)
S. 7(1)(c) substit. (only for the purposes of 27/2007) 27/2007, s. 9(3)(a). Note also s. 3
S. 7(1)(c) substit. 22/1993, ss. 6(a), 17(4)
S. 7(1A) subsec. ins. 14/2014, ss. 1(2), 11(1)(d)
S. 7(2) substit. (only for the purposes of 27/2007) 27/2007, s. 9(3)(b). Note also s. 3
S. 7(2)(c) am. 22/1993, ss. 6(b), 17(4)
S. 7(2)(d) substit. 22/1993, ss. 6(b), 17(4)
S. 7(2A), subsec ins. 22/1993, ss. 6(c), 17(4)
S. 7(2B), subsec. ins. 14/2014, ss. 1(2), 11(1)(e)
S. 8(1) substituted 22/2015, ss. 14(1)(a), 14(4)
S. 8(1) substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(ii), (2)
S. 8(1A) substituted 22/2015, ss. 14(1)(b), 14(4)
S. 8(1A) ins. 22/1993, ss. 7(a), 17(4)
S. 8(1A)(a) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(iii), (2)
S. 8(1A)(b)-(c) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(i), (2)
S. 8(1B) inserted 22/2015, ss. 14(1)(c), 14(4)
S. 8(1B) ins. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(iv), (2)
S. 8(2) amended 22/2015, ss. 14(1)(d)(i), 14(4)
  16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(v), (2)
S. 8(2) substit. 22/1993, ss. 7(a), 17(4)
S. 8(2) notice prescribed S.I. No. 286 of 1977, reg. 3
S. 8(2)(b) substituted 22/2015, ss. 14(1)(d)(ii), 14(4)
S. 8(3) deleted 22/2015, ss. 14(1)(e), 14(4)
S. 8(3) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(i), (2)
S. 8(3) substit. 22/1993, ss. 7(a), 17(4)
S. 8(3), appl. with mod. 2/1981, ss. 1, 27(3)
S. 8(4) deleted 22/2015, ss. 14(1)(e), 14(4)
S. 8(4) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(i), (2)
S. 8(4) substit. 22/1993, ss. 7(a), 17(4)
S. 8(4) notice prescribed S.I. No. 286 of 1977, reg. 3
S. 8(4)(a) mod. S. I. No. 357 of 1981, reg. 6
S. 8(4)(a), appl. with mod. 2/1981, ss. 1, 27(3)
s. 8(5) deleted 22/2015, ss. 14(1)(e), 14(4)
S. 8(5) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(i), (2)
S. 8(5), am. and par. (b) substit. 22/1993, ss. 7(b), 17(4)
S. 8(5), appl. with mod. 2/1981, ss. 1, 27(3)
S. 8(6) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(vii), (2)
S. 8(6), appl. with mod. 2/1981, ss. 1, 27(3)
S. 8(7) substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(viii), (2)
S. 8(7), appl. with mod. 2/1981, ss. 1, 27(3)
S. 8(8) deleted 22/2015, ss. 14(1)(e), 14(4)
S. 8(8) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(x), (2)
S. 8(8), appl. with mod. 2/1981, ss. 1, 27(3)
S. 8(8)(a) substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(ix), (2)
S. 8(8)(g) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(xi), (2)
S. 8(9) deleted 22/2015, ss. 14(1)(e), 14(4)
S. 8(9) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(i), (2)
S. 8(9), appl. with mod. 2/1981, ss. 1, 27(3)
S. 8(9) am. 22/1993, ss. 7(c), 17(4)
S. 8(10) substituted 22/2015, ss. 14(1)(f), 14(4)
S. 8(10) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(i), (2)
S. 8(10), appl. with mod. 2/1981, ss. 1, 27(3)
S. 8(10), substit. 22/1993, ss. 7(d), 17(4)
S. 8(11) ins. 22/1993, ss. 7(d), 17(4)
S. 8(12) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(g)(xii), (2)
S. 8(12) ins. 22/1993, ss. 7(d), 17(4)
S. 8(13) inserted 38/2018, ss. 1(2),, (3), 4
Ss. 8A-8C ins. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(h), (2)
S. 8A(2) substituted 22/2015, ss. 14(2), 14(4)
S. 9 del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(i), (2)
S. 9(1), appl. with mod. 2/1981, ss. 1, 27(3)
S. 9(2) am. 22/1993, ss. 8, 17(4)
S. 9(2) notice prescribed S.I. No. 286 of 1977, reg. 3
Ss. 10, 11, appl. with mod. 2/1981, ss. 1, 27(3)
S. 10 rep. 22/1993, ss. 16, 17(4)
S. 10A ins. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(j), (2)
S. 11 substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(k), (2)
S. 11(2) amended 22/2015, ss. 14(3), 14(4)
S. 14(1) provision specified 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 28(17), sch. 4
S. 14(2) provision specified 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 28(17), sch. 4
S. 14 (3) substit. 22/1993, ss. 9, 17(4)
S. 14(4) provision specified 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 28(17), sch. 4
S. 14(4) substit. 22/1993, ss. 9, 17(4)
S. 15(2) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 80(1)(l), (2)
S. 15(2)substit. 22/1993, ss. 10, 17(4)
S. 15(3) substit. 22/1993, ss. 10, 17(4)
S. 17 applied S.I. No. 36 of 2012, reg. 18(3)(c)
  22/2011, ss. 1(2), 3 & sch. 2, para. 1(3)(c)
  19/2007, s. 1(2), 87 & sch. 6, para. 2(2)(c)
S. 17, regs. appl. S.I. No. 487 of 2000, reg. 5(2)(c)
  S.I. No. 488 of 2000, reg. 6(2)(c)
  14/2002, ss. 2, 50(3) (4), sch. 2, par. 5(c)
  S.I. No. 131 of 2003, reg. 10(5)(c)
  13/2008, ss. 1(2), 26(5)(c)
  6/2009, ss. 1(2), 62(5)(c)
  22/2011, ss. 1(2), 20 & sch. 2
S. 17, regs. appl. with mods. 5/1991, ss. 6(3), 8(9)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 17 Unfair Dismissals (Calculation of Weekly Remuneration) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 287 of 1977)
  Unfair Dismissals (Claims and Appeals) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 286 of 1977)