A trustee (a person or company, acting separately from an employer, who holds assets for the beneficiaries of the pension scheme) of an Occupational Pension Scheme (as defined in the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993) has a number of employment rights, which includes the right to time off to attend to their duties as a trustee and the right not to suffer a detriment or be dismissed for exercising or proposing to exercise these rights. The role of a Trustee is to ensure that the pension scheme is properly managed and member’s benefits are kept secure.See:
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.