Where can I find more information in relation to my situation as a domestic worker?
The Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice for Protecting Persons Employed in Other People’s Homes) (Declaration) Order 2007 introduced a code of practice setting out the current employment rights and protections for persons employed in other people’s homes. This code provides:
for the obligation to provide a written statement of terms and conditions of employment as required under the Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 and 2001
for the safeguarding of privacy
that the employer will not keep any personal document belonging to an employee
for the treatment of accommodation and making of any deductions from wages
that all additional duties will be by prior agreement only and out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed promptly
that the employer will facilitate the employee in the free exercise of personal pursuits
that the employer will not restrict the employee’s right to trade union membership
I am told that because I am a domestic worker I am not an employee, is this correct?
The test as to whether a person is an employee or not is generally established by reference to the provisions of existing employment legislation and contract law. This test can arise in a number of situations and it is not the tile that has been placed on a worker that decides whether they are an employee or not.
I am a domestic worker. What employment rights do I have?
Domestic workers have the same protection under Irish employment legislation as all other employees
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