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Ireland – Standards – Coverage – Protected

Ireland – Standards – Coverage – Protected

3. “worker” means an individual who-

(a) is an employee,

(b) entered into or works or worked under any other contract, whether express or implied and (if it is express) whether oral or in writing, whereby the individual undertook to do or perform (whether personally or otherwise) any work or services for another party to the contract for the purposes of that party’s business,

(c) works or worked for a person in circumstances in which-

(i) the individual is introduced or supplied to do the work by a third person, and

(ii) the terms on which the individual is engaged to do the work are or were in practice substantially determined not by the individual but by the person for whom the individual works or worked, by the third person or by both of them,

or

(d) is or was provided with work experience pursuant to a training course or programme or with training for employment (or with both) otherwise than-

(i) under a contract of employment, or

(ii) by an educational establishment on a course provided by the establishment, and includes an individual who is deemed to be a worker by virtue of subsection (2)

(b) and any reference to a worker being employed or to employment shall be construed accordingly.

Referenced Legislation: Protected Disclosures Act (2014)

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