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Former senior female police officer awarded £31,000 compensation in a whistleblowing and sex discrimination case against the PSNI

22 November 2023 Emma Bond -v- Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland 21722/21IT Emma Bond, former PSNI Chief Superintendent, and first female Commander of Derry City & Strabane District, brought claims of sex discrimination... READ

Contracts of Employment – time to review

07 September 2022 An employment contract is a legal relationship between an employer and employee and that contract of employment exists even if it is not committed to in writing. Whilst it is in the interests of... READ

Employer’s decision to dismiss tainted by racial discrimination deemed to be unfair and discriminatory

14 July 2022 An Industrial Tribunal sitting in Northern Ireland has awarded a Claimant compensation totalling £36,023.03 in a judgment determining that an employer’s disciplinary procedure and decision to dismiss was tainted by racial discrimination and, therefore,... READ

Ex-Labour MP ordered to pay £434k in damages to ‘Ms A’ due to sexual assault, harassment and victimisation

26 May 2022 A recent remedy judgment handed down by a panel sitting at the Central London Employment Tribunal last week awarded ‘Ms A’, a former parliamentary worker, compensation of £434,435.39. The remedy judgment follows a previous... READ

Unfair dismissal, Covid, health and safety- what employer’s need to know

23 March 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust health and safety claims under the Employment Rights (NI) Order into the spotlight. The Order provides a number of protections to staff in respect of health and safety complaints... READ

Previous stripper refused anonymity

23 February 2022 Taking Industrial Tribunal proceedings can be a stressful and emotional experience; particularly for a claimant once aware that any resultant Tribunal judgment will be public. However, the Tribunal Rules do allow for restrictions on... READ

Unvaccinated employees who are required to self-isolate

18 February 2022 The position in Northern Ireland currently is if an individual is 18 or over and they are unvaccinated or have one dose only, but are considered a close contact of someone who has tested... READ

Annual leave calculations upon termination of employment

28 April 2021 Is an employee or worker entitled to a payment in lieu of annual leave upon termination, if they previously took unpaid leave as they were mistakenly treated as a self-employed independent contractor and did... READ

No jab – no job? Will the Covid-19 vaccine become an ‘Essential Criterion’ for new recruits?

26 February 2021 A large London based plumbing company recently announced its intention to make vaccine compliance part of its recruitment process. The owner defended the position by stating that he is just getting ahead of the... READ

Managing redundancy in the new normal

06 November 2020 Uncertainty prevails on the likely length of the pandemic, the level of government support available for businesses and the severity of the recession that will likely result. Redundancies are on the rise. The latest... READ
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