Breaching Conditions of Employment


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Breaching Conditions of Employment
Description
Timeframes icw action by employer/employee.

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If there are allegations that the conditions of work have not been observed, is there a time limit within which the employee can take any action?

The employee can forward his/her claim, which must be supported by documents, to the Department of Industrial and Employment Relations which will investigate and take the necessary steps. Criminal action can only be instituted by the Department within a prescriptive period of one year. This does not prejudice the employee’s right to institute civil action against the employer according to civil law.

What remedies are available to an employee who alleges a breach in his/her conditions of employment?

• The employee can seek the assistance of the Department of Industrial and Employment Relations who will investigate the case, including instituting criminal action against the employer if the case so requires.

• The employee as a private individual can institute action within the civil court.

• In case of alleged unfair dismissal, discriminatory treatment, breach of the principle of equal pay for work of equal value, victimization, harassment and all the cases which refer to the Industrial Tribunal, the employee as a private individual can institute action before the Industrial Tribunal.

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​CONTACT INFORMATION:

 Contact Name

Department for Industrial and Employment Relations 
121, Melita​​ Street,
Valletta - Malta 
VLT 1121
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 Tele​phone​
(+356) 21224245/6​​

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