Codes of practice developed by the Labour Relations Commission do not have the force of law. They are guides as to implementing codes of good practice in the workplace.
However they can be taken into account if a case is before various tribunals such as the Labour Court, the Employment Appeals Tribunal, and the Equality Tribunal and if an employer can show that he has implemented a code of practice in a particular area of employment then he will be in a stronger position to defend a claim against him.
The codes of practice include:
13.. Harassment code of practice, 2012 (SI 208 of 2012)