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Fees, Charges and Refunds

Circumstances in which a fee is payable

Section 71 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 enables the Minister, to provide by regulation, for the levying of fees and charges on the users of services to be provided by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) or the Labour Court.

The Minister introduced the Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fees) Regulations 2015 with effect from 26 November 2015. These Regulations prescribe a “relevant service” for the purpose of Section 71 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 as meaning any service provided by the Labour Court to an appellant, in relation to an appeal under Section 44 of the Act, by reason of the appellant’s failure or refusal, without reasonable excuse, to attend at the first instance hearing by an adjudication officer of the relevant complaint or dispute.

If you wish to make an appeal but have failed to appear at a first instance hearing of the Workplace Relations Commission you will have to pay a fee of €300 when lodging your appeal. If the Labour Court determines that you had good cause for failing to attend the first instance hearing, the fee will be refunded.  

How will I pay the Fee?

Payment of the fee of €300 must be made by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). The bank details are set out below.

Name of Account:   Danske EFT Receipts Public Bank Account

Address: Danske     Bank, International House, 3 Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1

Account Number:    IBAN IE24 DABA 9519 9030 0104 13 - BIC DABAIE2D

Reference No. Labour Court Appeal Fee

Confirmation that the fee has been paid should be provided with your appeal