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Reporting breaches in employment conditions

On allegations that the conditions of work have not been observed, the employee can forward his/her claim, which must be supported by documents, to the Department of Industrial and Employment Relations. The Department will investigate and take the necessary steps. Criminal action can only be instituted by the Department within a prescriptive period of one year from when the alleged crime has been committed.
This can either be reported via visiting the Conditions of Employment Office, through telephone, or email
In case that the employer persists in breaching the law, criminal proceedings against the employer are initiated before the Court of Magistrates as a Court of Criminal Judicature. The employee as a private individual has the right to institute a civil action as well.
In all cases involving 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 this Tribunal. This has to be instituted within a prescriptive period of 4 months from when the alleged case occurred.
More Information can be found here

Last updated in June 2014.​
 Contact Name 
Department Of Industrial and Employment Relations'
121, Melita Street,
Valletta VLT 1121

(+356) 21224245/6