Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997

Refusal by an employee to co-operate with employer in breaching Act.

26.—(1) An employer shall not penalise an employee for having in good faith opposed by lawful means an act which is unlawful under this Act.

(2) If a penalisation of an employee, in contravention of subsection (1), constitutes a dismissal of the employee within the meaning of the Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 1993, relief may not be granted to the employee in respect of that penalisation both under this Part and under those Acts.