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Are Employers Required to Make Provisions for Employees Breastfeeding at Work?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 12/05/2022 Okay. Okay, moving on to breastfeeding in the workplace. So for anyone who gets our weekly reviews, you'll read about a case last week reported of a employee, I think she was a teacher actually, who won a sexual harassment case because she was forced to breastfeed in toilets and carpark. So that's ...
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Probationary Dismissal - What is the Procedure?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 12/05/2022 Then moving on to probationary periods. So you chatted earlier there about the length of a probation period and most of our listeners would have six months . . . is that and you mentioned the LRA guidance and that, so is it okay to have longer probationary periods. What are the issues with having t...
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Dismissal Discipline and Grievance Probation
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How Should Employers Approach the Issue of Employees Returning to the Office?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 12/05/2022 So first of all, looking at hybrid working, Seamus. There has been a lot of conversation. I've heard a lot of chatter about people coming back to the office. And so I suppose the first thing is should employers who have adopted a hybrid working arrangement change the contract to say, "Your place of...
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What do employers need to know about hiring Ukrainian refugees?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 07/04/2022 Rolanda: But yeah, so sorry, we dropped that picketing Code of Practice just and link to that in the chat there if you're interested in reading that. Okay, just move on to our final topic, a few minutes still to go. And obviously, the government has made it easier some would say for Ukrainian refug...
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Recruitment and Selection Immigration
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Can employers communicate with employees who are going on strike or taking industrial action?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 07/04/2022 Rolanda: Yeah, it's good to see progress. So in relation to industrial action then, we asked the question just earlier whether you thought as an employer you could communicate with employees that you've been notified that they are part of a group that's going to be taking industrial action. So what...
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Collective and Trade Union Issues
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Redundancy Consultation and Notification - What is the Law?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 06/04/2022 Seamus: Well, nobody went for the 10 days, so we've 0% on it. And yeah, I mean, I suppose, look, the answer shows it depends on the number of redundancies and maybe just to mention that at this stage, I know we're going to talk about consultation periods and things like that. But just always rememb...
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Redundancy Collective and Trade Union Issues
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The Fair Employment Tribunal in NI - What is the Law?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/03/2022 Now, this is the one I find really interesting, Campbell v Castlereagh City Council. It's that third-party harassment question that we greeted you with at the start. So let's find out what the position is then. So what happened in this case, Seamus? Seamus: Particularly, Jason Elliott has done a r...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Fire and Re-hire Policies - The case of USDAW v Tesco Stores Ltd

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/03/2022 So we're going to have a look at a couple of cases now. So the first one is USDAW v Tesco Stores. So this is an important and interesting one if you're thinking of fire and re-hire in your organisation. Now, just to let you know, Donal, who is our regular listener, emailed me with a suggestion for...
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Redundancy Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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UK Covid-19 Restrictions Update

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/03/2022 Seamus, first question to you really, I suppose, is what's going on in England at the minute? What have the announcements been in a nutshell, I suppose? Update on UK Covid Restrictions Seamus: Well, you can go on to the government website, and it does helpfully give you an overview of the positio...
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Absence and Sickness Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Philosophical beliefs and the COVID vaccine- who is protected?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 14/02/2022 I love talking about case law, and within case law, philosophical beliefs I always think can create a great debate. And we do have a couple of cases about whether or not COVID is a philosophical belief and therefore protected. Now, the cases that are coming through are English cases, so that's unde...
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Dismissal Health and Safety