The New Vento Bands: How Persuasive are they in NI?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 20 April 2023
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Vento Bands; Tribunal Policies and Procedures; Case Law

Christine:  Great, Seamus. Shall we talk about something a bit more tangible that we know is the actual law as we see it? The Vento bands have been revised. Now, they're English and Welsh, but they are persuasive here in Northern Ireland. Am I correct in saying that?

Seamus:  Yeah, absolutely. So, funny enough, I qualified in 2003 and that was the year of the case. So, Vento bands have been with me for my entire career I think really.

Vento bands come from case in 2003, Vento v The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police. This is a Court of Appeal case in England. And in the case, then, the Court of Appeal set out their guidelines for courts and tribunals to apply

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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