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Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act 1998, which came into force in October 2000 incorporates the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and allows individuals and organisations to go to court or to a tribunal to seek a remedy if they believe that the rights conferred on them by the European Convention have been violated by a public authority.  The main articles in relation to the employment field include:

  • Article 6 – Right to a fair trial
  • Article 8 – Right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence
  • Article 9 – Freedom of Religion
  • Article 10 – Freedom of expression
  • Article 11 – Freedom of Assembly and Association

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Telephone Enquiry Point

The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

028 9032 1442

Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Contact Us

Please note that we cannot deal with employment-related enquiries by e-mail. To receive information or advice about an employment-related issue, please telephone our Helpline on Belfast 90 321442 where an officer will speak with you directly about your query. Please note that the Agency can arrange the services of an interpreter if required.

If you have an employment relations issue in Great Britain please contact the ACAS Helpline on 0300 123 1100 .

For all non-employment related queries or questions please fill in the box below.