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Rights Commissioner
Rights Commissioner
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Grammar School Form 5 2005
What Is A Rights Commissioner
and what is their job?
• A Rights Commissioner is
someone, who is appointed
by the Minister For
Enterprise, Trade and
Employment.
• The aims of a Rights
Commissioner is to
investigate and offer quick
solutions to settle disputes,
grievances, and claims made
by individuals or small
groups of workers under
different legislation.
• These different legislations
include the Industrial
Relations Act 1990, The
Unfair Dismissals Act 1993,
Adoptive Leave Act 1995,
Maternity Protection Act
1994 and the National
Minimum, Wage Act 2000.
• Disputes involving large
numbers of workers will not
be heard by a Rights
Commissioner.
(c) St Patrick's Cathedral
Grammar School Form 5 2005
About The Hearings
• Appeals of decisions
made by the Rights
Commissioner under the
Unfair Dismissals Act are
then brought to the
Employment Appeals
Tribunal.
• Rights Commissioners
hearings are usually
heard in private.
• Those brought under
other legislation are
brought to the labour
court.
(c) St Patrick's Cathedral
Grammar School Form 5 2005
To Sum Up.
• A Rights
Commissioner is
appointed by the
Minister for
Enterprise, Trade and
Employment.
• They aim to offer
quick solutions to
settle disputes,etc.
• Disputes involving
large numbers of
groups will not be
heard by the Rights
Commissioner.
• Hearings are almost
always heard in
private.
(c) St Patrick's Cathedral
Grammar School Form 5 2005
THE END
(c) St Patrick's Cathedral
Grammar School Form 5 2005

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