Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    A-Typical Working
Issues covered: Working Time

The 11 complainants in this case alleged several breaches of the OWT Act and were each awarded €5,000 in compensation by a Rights Commissioner (RC) under three of the four headings of complaint. The respondent employer appealed this finding to the Court. The three headings of complaint were:

* Section 13 – The requirement to provide weekly rest of 24 consecutive hours
* Section 16 – The obligation to limit the number of night time hours worked
* Section 17 - The obligation to notify starting and finishing hours of work

* Section 13 – Weekly rest

Under Section 13, an employer is obliged to ensure that an employee receives a weekly rest period of at least 24 consecutive hours. In principle, this

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This article is correct at 18/09/2014

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