Hussein v The Labour Court & Anor [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IEHC 364
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Pay
Issues covered: Employment Permits; National Minimum Wage; Non-National

2012 case of Hussein -v- The Labour Court & Anor brought the issue of illegal and unenforceable contracts to the fore and resulted in the law failing to protect a vulnerable migrant worker. However, as a result of this case, the Employment Permits Acts (the “Act”) have been amended. The Acts now provide a defence and claim mechanism for vulnerable migrant workers without work permits who have, up until now, been deprived of employment law protection.


The employee in this case, Mr Younis, sought to enforce his basic employment rights against his cousin, Mr Hussein, under various employment laws including the National Minimum Wage Act. The Rights Commissioner found in the

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This article is correct at 01/12/2014

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