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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
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Cutting sick pay for unvaccinated workers - is it legal?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 14/02/2022 So first things first, the cut in sick pay for unvaccinated staff. It seemed for a couple of weeks there every day there was another big name announcing that they weren't going to be paying their full company sick pay if you're unvaccinated and forced to isolate as a close contact. We've got Morris...
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Absence and Sickness Discrimination and Equality Pay
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What standard of behaviour can be inferred in a contract of employment?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 13/01/2022 So, Seamus, just on that we've been talking about members of the public not being kind to employees. We move on to our next topic, which is more about employees not being kind to members of the public. We kind of flipped it a bit. We're going to show you a short video of this particular incident. I...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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How can employers protect staff from abuse?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 13/01/2022 And let's have a look at our next topic. Now this, Seamus, is something that you flagged as you're getting a lot of queries about so I think it's an interesting one to talk about. So the COVID rules and abuse of staff, how to ensure a safe working environment while still complying with the everchan...
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Health and Safety Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19
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What are the new statutory sick pay rules?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 13/01/2022 So we've got the new statutory sick pay rules. And our question is, did skiving just get harder to police? We were being very cynical this morning. And so, Seamus, what are these new rules? It seems to be there's a new rule every other week, but what are they at present, the sick pay rules? What ca...
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Absence and Sickness Pay Coronavirus/Covid-19 Leave
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How can employers manage someone back into the business when they've been off with stress and do not want to engage with HR?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 06/12/2021 So there's a very fine line between showing concern for somebody, trying to get them back in. And stress is obviously . . . you can actually just trigger somebody's illness or disability by engaging with them. So how would you deal with that? Seamus: Well, I think your policy and procedures should ...
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Absence and Sickness Health and Safety Employee Engagement