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A Guide to Early Conciliation

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 06/02/2020 Contents Background and enacting legislation LRA Guidance Making an Early Conciliation Application Making an application to the Industrial/Fair Employment Tribunal FAQ's Background and Enacting Legislation Protracted employment disputes can be stressful, damaging and costly for all involved. In...
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In Brief: Important Updates from January 2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 03/02/2020 This month’s 'In Brief' is a common law catch up. It can be hard to keep up to date with case law developments – it’s all too easy to miss an important decision that has major implications for employers and employees. For this very reason we decided to compile a list of some of the most interesting...
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Let’s Talk About… The Coronavirus

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 31/01/2020 The spread of the ‘Wuhan coronavirus’ is a global concern with the World Health Organisation has now declared a global emergency. It also gives rise to a number of issues for employers. These range from assessing the risks faced by their staff whilst at work, and developing measures to control t...
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Health and Safety Contracts of Employment
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HR in 90 Seconds - January 2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 23/01/2020 Welcome to the first HR in 90 of 2020. Olga Pollock kicked us off with some positive thoughts for the new year and tips for getting back into work mode. Menopause It was announced by the BBC earlier this month that Derry and Strabane Council have agreed to adopt a menopause policy. The policy ...
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Employment Law Revision Day with Mark McAllister

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 22/01/2020 Director of Employment Relations Services at Labour Relations Agency, Mark McAllister and Head of Learning and Development at Legal Island, Scott Alexander, discuss the top 10 employment cases of the year 2019. Cases covered in this webinar include: Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust – a cas...
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Webinar Recordings NI
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The Rise in ‘Philosophical Belief’ Discrimination Cases

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 21/01/2020 The question of what amounts to a ‘Philosophical Belief’ continues to be a hot topic this year, with the most recent Employment Tribunal decision in January 2020 finding that “ethical veganism” is a ‘belief’ capable of protection. In 2009 in GB a belief in climate change was also found to constitut...
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Discrimination
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Round Up: Key Employment Law Developments in Northern Ireland 2019

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 15/01/2020 There may have been no Stormont Assembly and not much effective government in London for that matter throughout 2019 but it was still a big year for employment developments. Here are the big stories we think are worth returning to that should matter to most employers in Northern Ireland. 2019 was t...
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HR in 90 Seconds - December 2019

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 12/12/2019 For the December edition of HR in 90 we thought we’d look back at some of the expert advice, guidance and enlightenment provided by our HR contributors this year. Recruitment and Selection Getting an engaged workforce starts with recruiting the best talent and as recruitment processes adapt to chan...
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Industrial Action Ballots – Legal Requirements

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 10/12/2019 In this article, Judy Hamilton, Solicitor in the Employment Team at McCartan, Turkington Breen Solicitors, discusses the complex issue of unions balloting their members to take industrial action. Recently there has been a spate of public sector workers calling for strike action due to working condi...
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Collective and Trade Union Issues
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Achieving Compliance - The Power of Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 03/12/2019 We live in a diverse society and successful organisations are increasingly recognising the benefits it can bring. Embracing and supporting diversity, including neurodiversity, can help organisations reach out to and attract staff from a wider talent pool, with new ways of thinking and problem solv...
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Discrimination Webinar Recordings NI