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Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/01/2020 This question is really about someone returning from maternity leave to a job-sharing role and effectively being told that their job-sharing role is no longer available because, and for whatever reason, it hasn't worked out, that they have to come back full-time or to an alternative role part-time....
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Statutory Maternity Pay

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/01/2020 Rolanda: Okay, just moving on from redundancy, we had a question come in during the week. I think it would be a nice quick one, "We have an employee who works in Northern Ireland but lives in the Republic of Ireland. Are we okay to assume they are entitled to statutory and maternity pay, if they qu...
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Alternative Employment and Redundancy

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/01/2020 Rolanda: I'll read it. "And the redundancy situation where roles are being made redundant and different roles are being created," we kind of mentioned that, "and you implement an interview process to fill the new roles, can you open this up to external candidates as well as those at risk of redunda...
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Redundancy Consultation

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/01/2020 "If you're about to begin a series of restructures, and the number of employees potentially made redundant could be between 10 to 15, although the number at risk will be over 20. Would this need to be a collective consultation process?" Seamus: The potential is 20? Scott: No, there's 20 employees o...
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Alternative Employment in a Redundancy Situation

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/01/2020 Rolanda: Okay. We were talking earlier about redundancy, or retirement, and we're just going to look a wee bit at redundancy. This is the question that came in this week, "Employers often have difficulty how to select people for redundancy, and sometimes use competition." So the question is, "When ...
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Employment Rights of Casual Workers

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/01/2020 Rolanda: Okay, so we've had a lot of case law over the last few months, and sort of workers, employees. So somebody sent a question in this week, and it's probably worth clarifying: "What are the rights of casual workers in comparison to permanent employees, or to employees." Seamus: Well, not nece...
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A-Typical Working Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Age Discrimination and Retirement Dismissals

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/01/2020 Rolanda: Our next question, then, another aspect of discrimination, "It was reported this week, recently, that an Oxford University professor was forced to retire over his 70th birthday, based on a policy within the organisation. The tribunal found that he had been unfairly dismissed and discrimina...
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Holiday Pay for Bank Holidays during the Christmas Holiday Period

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 17/12/2019 Scott: Okay, and I want to go back to this holiday question then, if we've time. There are just one or two issues about the 1976 orders on sex harassment, which is likely to be the main area of harassment you're going to get at Christmas. I have inherited a contract that states if you work bank ho...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Social Media and Christmas Parties

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 17/12/2019 There's another thing that does come up quite a lot, and that would be social media now. Again, going back 20 years, I'm quite glad there wasn't such a thing as social media in the past, because people will be live streaming it now. They'll be putting it on Snapchat and whatever and on Twitter feed...
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We are having separate Christmas parties for teams or shifts this year. Who are the responsible people at each?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 16/12/2019 Mainly have no manager present. So, what do you think there, Seamus? So, we've got different groups having different parties rather than one big one, which may or may not be a good thing, but they may not have, if you like, a responsible manager. But supposing say there's a shift manager or a supe...
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