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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)
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Essentials of an Employment Contract

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/09/2017 Jill Gracey informs us of the essential elements of a contract of employment. Under the Employment Rights Order 1996, employers are required to provide an employee with a written statement of certain terms and conditions including, for example, the employee's job title with a brief description of t...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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Dismissal on the Grounds of Capability

Posted in: Back to Basics on 21/08/2017 Andrew Spratt discusses dismissal on the grounds of capability. Andrew advises on how employers should go about following the three-step process and highlights other considerations that should be observed when dealing with a dismissal on grounds of capability. View Andrew’s video here or read the ...
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Dismissal for Gross Misconduct

Posted in: Back to Basics on 24/07/2017 Andrew Spratt from A&L Goodbody, discusses dismissal on the grounds of gross misconduct. He advises on how employers should go about following the three step process and other considerations that should be observed when dealing with a dismissal on grounds of gross misconduct. View Andrew’s vide...
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HR Guidelines on ‘Meddling in Litigation’

Posted in: Back to Basics on 26/06/2017 Gareth Walls, Partner at A&L Goodbody, focuses on three cases which highlight the risks faced by employers when HR practitioners and in-house lawyers meddle in the litigation process through, for example, inferences of culpability when dealing with disciplinary matters, improperly influencing t...
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Sickness Absence Management

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/05/2017 Today’s video article by Gareth Walls, Partner at A&L Goodbody, focuses on one of the most significant issues that every employer faces: sickness absence and how to manage it. Gareth provides useful tips on how to deal with issues such as work-related stress absence, accessing medical reports a...
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Sickness and Absence
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The Apprenticeship Levy

Posted in: Back to Basics on 07/04/2017 Jill Gracey from A&L Goodbody discusses the Apprenticeship Levy which came into force on 6th April 2017. Today I'm going to talk about the Apprenticeship Levy and where we stand with the implementation of the Apprenticeship Levy as at February 2017. The Apprenticeship Levy was announced...