Quiz: Your rights when working while under 18
How much do you know about your rights as an employee under the age of 18?
This factsheet is an extract from the publication Know Your Rights: The Rights of Children and Young People published by the Children's Rights Alliance. It is reproduced here with their kind permission. Know Your Rights is a public information project designed to inform everyone, in plain language, of the rights and entitlements children have in Ireland and where to go when they are not respected.
Q1. When can I start working in Ireland?
Q2. How many hours a week can I work from the age of 16?
Q3. Do I have a right to equal pay under 18?
Q4. Can I work in the evenings or at night when I am 16 ?
Q5. Does my employer have any responsibilities to me as a young person in work?
Q6. Can I claim unemployment payments under the age of 18?
Q7. Can I complain if I feel that my employer is not treating me fairly or discriminating against me?
Q8. What age can I volunteer?
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