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Employment Rights

The ongoing waves of layoffs across the Tech sector . . .

Irish employment legislation provides a range of protections to you as an employee and by joining DATA CWU you can be advised, guided and supported through any issues or queries you might have with your legal rights and entitlements in the workplace..

Employee legislation covers many subjects including work contracts, pay, hours of work, statutory leave arrangements (maternity leave, and parental leave), health and safety, equality, bullying, sexual harassment, and other areas.

Employment rights also include the right to make a complaint to an employer via the company grievance procedure (you should seek union advice before doing this) and, in certain circumstances, to the relevant authorities such as the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court.

Our representatives are well equipped to help you ensure your rights are maintained.

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