If the company doesn’t apply for work permits, is it lawful to discount non-EU Nationals who apply or to ask all applicants if they are eligible to work in Ireland and on what basis?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 November 2012 Issues covered:

It is an offence under the Employment Permits Acts 2003 and 2006 to employ a foreign national who has not been granted a valid and current employment permit under the Acts. It is also the case that an employer is not obliged to make an application for an employment permit on behalf of a foreign national.

However, under the Employment Equality Acts 1998 - 2011, an employer is prohibited from discriminating on the grounds of, inter alia, race/colour/nationality/ethnic or national origins in relation to (i) access to employment; (ii) conditions of employment; (iii) training or experience for or in relation to employment; (iv) promotion or regrading; or (v) classification of posts.

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