The LRC provides a range of services in the employment sphere including Advisory services, Conciliation, Workplace Mediation, Rights Commission and Training. Rights Commissioners operate as a service of the Labour Relations Commission and are independent in their functions. They investigate disputes, grievances and claims that individuals or small groups of workers refer under specific legislation and issue the findings of their investigations in the form of either decisions or non-binding recommendations, depending on the legislation under which a case is referred.


The Labour Relations Commission (LRC) hears claims under the following legislation: Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2001; European Communities (Protection of Employees of Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 S.I. 131/2003; Payment of Wages Act, 1991; National Minimum Wage Act, 2000; Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997; Terms of Employment (Information) Acts, 1994 and 2001; Adoptive Leave Acts, 1995-2005; Carer’s Leave Act, 2001; Maternity Protection Acts, 1994-2004; Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act, 2001; Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act, 2001; Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act, 1996; and the Industrial Relations Acts, 1946-2004.