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The Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

Posted in: Back to Basics on 22/10/2018 Jenny Moore, Solicitor in the Employment & Incentives team, explains the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998, legislation under which individuals can bring a discrimination complaint on grounds of religious belief and/or political opinion. The Equality Commission has res...
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Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/09/2018 Jill Gracey, Solicitor in the Employment & Incentives team, considers the definition of a disability, when disability discrimination may arise and the relevant anti-discrimination legislation. Jill refers to other strands of protections afforded to individuals who are disabled within the meanin...
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Discrimination and Equality
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How to Deal with a Bullying and Harassment Claim

Posted in: Back to Basics on 28/08/2018 Rob Tubman, Solicitor in the Employment & Incentives team, A&L Goodbody, provides a brief summary on bullying and harassment in the workplace. Rob offers a quick, high-level talk on what bullying and harassment constitutes, what to look for as an employer and how you can go about dealing wi...
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Calculating Holiday Pay: The Basics

Posted in: Back to Basics on 23/07/2018 Andrew Spratt, Associate Solicitor in the Employment & Incentives team, A&L Goodbody, offers a brief summary on the basics of calculating holiday pay. Andrew refers to the Working Time Regulations 1998. He considers some influential cases including Bear Scotland, British Gas v Lock and the ...
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How to Vary a Contract of Employment

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/06/2018 Gareth Walls, partner and head of the A&L Goodbody Employment and Incentives team in Northern Ireland, explains what a contract of employment is, clarifies the particulars of employment, as introduced by the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, and highlights the importance of ident...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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Alcohol and Drug Misuse at Work

Posted in: Back to Basics on 22/05/2018 Alcohol and drug misuse in the workplace is a sensitive and complex issue which many employers struggle to confront. While recent reports suggest that drinking cultures across both private and public sectors are stronger than ever, with an increasingly high proportion of workers drinking above reco...
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How Should an Employer Address Allegations of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Posted in: Back to Basics on 24/04/2018 A number of recent high profile cases of sexual harassment allegations have brought sexual harassment in the workplace into the spotlight. From Hollywood to Westminster, no workplace is exempt from the possibility of such allegations being made, nor is any workplace exempt from conduct which could ...
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Zero Hours Contracts: Their benefits and when it is appropriate to use them

Posted in: Back to Basics on 27/03/2018 Rob Tubman, Solicitor in the Employment & Incentives team at A&L Goodbody, discusses the casualisation of contracts, explaining what a zero hours contract is, their benefits and when it is appropriate to use them. The gig economy has been in the spotlight in recent months owing to a rise in...
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Employment Documentation and the GDPR

Posted in: Back to Basics on 27/02/2018 Gareth Walls, Partner and Head of the Employment and Incentives Team at A&L Goodbody in Northern Ireland, considers central aspects of the GDPR that all HR practitioners need to understand as we move closer to the deadline on the 25th May 2018. The GDPR imposes strict obligations on employers w...
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Whistleblowing Legislation in Northern Ireland

Posted in: Back to Basics on 30/01/2018 In the first of our 2018 'Back to Basics' series, Andrew Spratt, Associate Solicitor in the Employment & Incentives team at A&L Goodbody, offers a brief summary of whistleblowing legislation in Northern Ireland. Andrew outlines the circumstances in which an employee who has made a protected...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)