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Menopause and the Workplace

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 19/03/2024 Christine: So if we move on to our second topic then, Seamus, menopause. I mean, I think it's a really important one for women, basically. Pregnancy and maternity don't affect all of us, but menopause is coming to us all, and employers need to start getting to grips with it. There was a bit of a s...
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Discrimination and Equality Wellbeing
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Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 19/03/2024 Christine: So, let's get started on neurodiversity. So this is another area that maybe three or four years ago, we wouldn't have been talking about it at all. It was really very much in the sidelines, but it's being pushed to the fore more and more. It's something we need to be getting our heads a...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Social Media Stresses

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 13/02/2024 Cases discussed: Higgs V Farmor’s School - https://www.gov.uk/employment-appeal-tribunal-decisions/mrs-kristie-higgs-v-1-farmors-school-2-archbishops-council-of-the-church-of-england-2023-eat-89-eat-89 McDade - https://www.legal-island.com/articles/uk/case-law/2023/june/mcdade-v-norman-emerson-gr...
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Discipline and Grievance
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NEW YEAR, NEW LAW - Working Time Regulations

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 13/02/2024 Christine: Seamus, Working Time Regulations, holiday pay, help us solve all our problems on that. Where do you start? Seamus: Well, I suppose the interesting point about this was that I don't think any of us were aware that these amendments were planned or that they were going to come in. They se...
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Pay Leave
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Managing your Company's Christmas Celebrations

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 11/12/2023 Christine: So, Seamus, what about Christmas parties? It is the season for HR to have breakdowns, I think, isn't it? Everyone else is enjoying themselves and HR are just wondering, "What on earth is going to happen, and what will I have to deal with in the morning?" So, how can they start to lay th...
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Policies and Procedures
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Addressing Challenging Weather Scenarios When They Impact your Workforce

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 11/12/2023 Christine: So, if we move on then, Seamus, to adverse weather. It's very timely. It's 1 December. It's absolutely freezing. There's ice everywhere. There are no buses, trains, or anything else. So, it's very timely. It's almost like we had our crystal balls out. So, what should people be looking ou...
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The GB Worker Protection Act

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 11/12/2023 Christine: So, third question then, Maria. Thank you. Regarding third-party liability for sexual harassment, Northern Ireland is . . .? Are we behind GB. We've no government, so what do you expect? Or are we ahead of GB? We've had the law in place for years. So let's see what you guys think of thi...
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Discipline and Grievance Policies and Procedures
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Creating Cybersecurity Awareness and What to Do if an Incident Occurs

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 27/10/2023 Seamus and Christine, in conversation with Keith Anderson from Vertical Structure Ltd... Christine: So Seamus, I'll bring you in now. If an incident occurs, so somebody has unfortunately clicked on the wrong link in the email in your organisation, what are the first things that people should be do...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures
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Redundancies

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 19/09/2023 Concerns around redundancies here in NI in big names such as Norbrook, Ulster Bank and BT, and the collapse of household name Wilko in England have highlighted this uncomfortable reality for HR. Conducting the process well and legally can make all the difference for everyone concerned. Seamus McGra...
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Redundancy
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Bullying and Harassment

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 19/09/2023 Christine: So, if we get started then, if we kick off with our bullying and harassment. I'm sure everybody saw the stories in the media about the . . . It's turned into a little bit of a scandal for McDonald's, the treatment of particularly younger employees. And it seemed to be a bit of a snowbal...
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Discipline and Grievance Policies and Procedures