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Interim Relief

An employee who believes they have been dismissed for one of the reasons listed below can lodge a claim for Interim Relief to the Industrial Tribunal and if upheld will result in a reinstatement/re-engagement order where the employee is paid their normal wages or salary until the full dismissal hearing.  A claim for interim relief must be brought within 7 days of the dismissal and can be brought when the employee believes the dismissal was for:

  • carrying out  or proposing to carry out their functions a safety representative, or member of a safety committee
  • carrying out their functions as an elected work force representative in relation to Working Time Regulations
  • carrying out their functions as an Occupational Pension trustee
  • being or not being a member of an independent Trade Union or for taking part in the activities of a Trade Union
  • making a Protected Disclosure
  • supporting or not supporting an application for Trade Union Recognition
  • exercising or seeking to exercise their right to be accompanied at a disciplinary or grievance hearing or acting/seeking to act as a companion for a colleague

Unfairly dismissed

Telephone Enquiry Point

The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

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