Are you aware of your rights as an employee in Ireland? It’s important to know what you’re entitled to so that you can protect yourself and make informed decisions about your career.
Here are some of the key rights you should know:
Minimum Wage: The current minimum wage in Ireland is €10.50 per hour. This rate applies to most employees, but there are some exceptions, such as those who are under 18 or in their first job. You can find out more about the minimum wage and exceptions on the Citizens Information website.
Working Hours: Full-time employees are entitled to work a maximum of 48 hours per week, including overtime. You also have the right to a minimum of 11 hours’ rest between working days, and at least one day off per week. For part-time employees, the maximum working week is proportionate to the full-time working week.
Annual Leave: All employees are entitled to a minimum of 4 weeks’ paid annual leave per year. This can be pro-rated for part-time employees. You also have the right to carry over up to 1 week’s leave to the following year if you are unable to take it due to illness or other reasons.
Sick Leave: You are entitled to receive sick pay if you have been working for your employer for at least 6 months. The amount of sick pay you are entitled to depends on your contract, but it must be at least 50% of your normal weekly pay, up to a maximum of €203 per week.
Redundancy Pay: If you are made redundant, you may be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment. The amount you receive depends on your length of service, but it is generally 2 weeks’ pay per year of service, plus one additional week’s pay.
Remember, these are just some of the key rights that you should be aware of. There are many other protections and benefits that you may be entitled to as an employee. You can find more information on the Citizens Information website or by contacting the Workplace Relations Commission.
It’s important to be informed about your rights so that you can protect yourself and make sure that you are being treated fairly. If you have any concerns about your employment, don’t hesitate to reach out for help.
In conclusion, being aware of your rights as an employee is essential to ensuring fair treatment and protection in the workplace. However, navigating these rights and protections can be complicated and overwhelming. That’s where our career coaching services come in. Our team of experts can help you understand your rights and provide guidance on how to advocate for yourself in your current job or when searching for a new one. Contact us today to learn more and take control of your career.
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