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Functions of the Labour Court

The Labour Court’s functions can be divided between those relating to industrial relations matters and those relating to the determination of appeals in matters of employment rights.

The role of the Court in the resolution of industrial relations disputes is to act as a Court of last resort.  In other words, local dispute resolution arrangements in the organisation / company and other dispute resolution machinery of the State should have been fully utilised before a case comes to the Court.  For further information click here.

Since the enactment of the Workplace Relations Act 2015, the Labour Court is the sole appellate body with jurisdiction in all disputes arising under employment rights enactments.  For further information click here.