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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

Covid-19 vaccine: Key Q&As for Employers

17 December 2020 This week in Northern Ireland, we witnessed members of the public receive the long-awaited Covid-19 vaccine. It is hoped that by the end of 2021 the vaccine should be available to everyone, albeit how... 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

Staff not automatically entitled to sick pay if affected by quarantine

21 August 2020 The Government have announced that anyone returning from a number of countries previously considered as ‘quarantine-free’ such as Spain, France and Croatia, will now have to self-isolate for two weeks, after data showed a... READ

Strict rules apply on redundancy consultation process with staff

30 July 2020 Whilst the country continues to slowly make its way out of lockdown, with restrictions being relaxed on an almost weekly basis in Northern Ireland, unfortunately lockdown, as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic,... READ
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