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Agent let go from work

I worked for a company for 31yrs ...16yrs as an employee and 15yrs as an agent...I was let go 3 months ago...am I entitled to compensation?....Paul Clondalkin

Hi Paul.  I presume that you were an employee for the first sixteen years of your stay with the company and the remaining fifteen years as an agent.  My answer to this question depends on the nature of the agency you had.

 

If you were a tied agent, working solely and exclusively for the company, then you may have rights under an EU directive bringing certain agents into the scope of employment law.

 

If on the other hand you were a completely free agent, entitled to undertake other business or perhaps trading through a limited company (of which you are a shareholder and director) then probably you are not entitled. 

 

My suggestion is you should log to www.employmentrights.ie the website of the National Employment Rights Authority.

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