Changing your name is simple, if you want it to.
But if you’ve ever been called ‘Papa’ on the street or even your dad’s house, it’s not easy.
And that’s not an issue that needs to be sorted out at the phone number you were assigned in the first place.
You can change your names on the phones of all Irish companies, but the ones you need to be on the lookout for are: Irish Telecommunication Authority (ITA) rules – the Irish equivalent of the US Department of Justice’s anti-discrimination laws.
The ITA has made it clear that changing your name will not affect your rights as a tenant, as your name can be changed at any time.
“You can be asked to do this in a variety of circumstances, including by a representative of the company, or in an individual capacity, or as a result of a tribunal decision,” ITA said in a statement.
That means, if your name changes and you want to change it, you can do it on the company’s phone number.
It’s also not a requirement for your name to change to a new company name, and you can even change it to an entirely different company name without needing to change the phone numbers of your current employers.
You don’t need to change any other information about yourself on the person you want the change to take effect, such as where you work or where you’re born, so long as you’re over 18.
If you’re applying for a job, you’ll need to tell the company you want your name changed, and it should be in writing.
The company should then be able to provide you with a new name.
If the company has any issues with your name changing, it can send a letter to you saying it needs to check your name against the ITA rules, and that the change will only take effect if you pay the full cost of the change.
You’ll need the letter and the money to change and pay for the new name, but you won’t be required to sign it.
You may need to give a letter from a solicitor or an agency to prove you’ve changed your name.
You can also take the change online at the ITAs website.
If your name has changed, you’re entitled to a refund.
It’s up to the company to prove the cost of any change.
If the company isn’t able to do so, you should contact the Irish Human Rights Commission.
“There’s no legal requirement to give refunds, but we can’t guarantee a good outcome if you’re asked to pay,” said Ms O’Donnell.
If you change your identity, you needn’t pay the new company.
You should contact your local Human Rights Office if you can’t find the address of your new company, and the ITAS has an online form for people to fill out if they need to.
“If you do go into the business, the person who has taken on your name, as well as the company which issued your name should make sure that you can get the correct address,” Ms O ‘Donnell said.
If a new employer takes on your new name for you, it may be possible for them to make changes.
You’ll need a letter or a company representative to change their name.
When you apply for a new job, there may be an opportunity to ask for your old name to be removed, and if you do, you will need to pay the company the cost for removing it.
The Irish Human Right Commission can help with this.
You could also have a hearing, and be required by the court to pay any costs involved in getting your name back.
Find out more about identity and the law.