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Social Media: Considering Disciplinary Action

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 29/10/2013 An employee has recently approached a member of the HR Team with a screen shot from Facebook showing another employee’s profile page. The profile page indicates that the employee works for the Company and also shows him to be “following” the Company on twitter. The employee’s profile picture shows ...
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Review of Employment Law 2013: A Year in Waiting

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 24/10/2013 We're almost at the end of 2013 and it's time for our annual round up email of employment law changes in Northern Ireland. In summary, things are coming to a head and look set to really change next year.Ever since November 2011 HR and employment law practitioners in Northern Ireland have been await...
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Whistleblowing and Employers' Work Practices

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 27/08/2013 I am employed by a company in the heavy metals industry. I am concerned about the work practices of my employer. These do not comply with industry best practice or legislative requirements, and my employer simply lets our waste and by-products leach into the surrounding land and rivers. Not only do...
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Health and Safety Discrimination and Equality
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Consultation on Employment Laws: Unfair Dismissal Qualifying Period

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 13/08/2013 There have been many changes in relation to UK employment laws and many more are pending. Last week saw the introduction of several changes to employment laws in England & Wales and Scotland (not NI), including the introduction of fees to lodge tribunal claims and a one year salary cap on unfai...
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NI Employment Law Review Consultation 2013

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 16/07/2013 Subscribers will have read in our weekly review a couple of weeks ago that we will have a full consultation in NI over the summer about several employment areas. This consultation has been issued today.The issues raised include an extension to the unfair dismissal qualification period and a reducti...
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An Employer's Response to G8

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 07/06/2013 The G8 Conference is a fantastic boost for the NI economy and a further opportunity to build on the 'NI Plc' brand, following the successes of 2012 and the City of Culture 2013 already. However, parts of Northern Ireland will be placed on effective lockdown during the Conference with the visit to B...
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Unfair Dismissal
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Sustainability and Philosophical Belief in the Workplace

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 21/05/2013 Green issues such as sustainability and corporate & social responsibility are increasingly important to employee engagement. Some employees take these issues more seriously that others and we asked the employment team at Carson McDowell to consider this question:Our organisation is supportive o...
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Polish man settles race discrimination case against Newry firm

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 03/12/2012 An electrical goods firm in Newry has settled a case brought by a Polish man alleging racial discrimination with a payment of £17,500, without admission of liability. Zbigniew Teliga (aged 57), took his case with the help of the Equality Commission. He claimed that, although he had worked for Pete...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Discrimination and Equality
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Worker Status for Equity Partners - Bates van Winklehof v Clyde & Co LLP

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 31/07/2012 We asked Majella McGuinness, solicitor, of PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP to examine the recent case which deals with worker status for equity partners - Bates van Winklehof v Clyde & Co LLP.The issueMs Bates van Winkelhof became an equity partner of Clyde & Co LLP in February 2010. She r...
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Clarifying When a Contractual Retirement Age is Justified

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 29/05/2012 We asked Majella McGuinness, solicitor, of PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP to examine the recent case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes. Since 1 October 2011, your business hasn’t been able to rely on a national default retirement age to dismiss employees when they reach the age 65. You’re onl...