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Reviewing Employment Documentation

The Agency, may, on request, assist in reviewing employment documentation such as dismissal, disciplinary and grievance procedures, statement of main terms and conditions of employment, company handbooks to ensure that they comply with statutory requirements and promote good practice. This service involves an Agency officer commenting on submitted documents and providing suggestions for improvement. There is no charge for this service.

The Labour Relations Agency can assist employers by verifying whether a statement of written particulars for an employee meets the requirements of the Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996. However, for contracts for services for independent contractors or zero hours contracts specialist legal advice should be taken as these matters can often become contentious once they have been in operation for some time and the practice may no longer reflect what is on paper leading to potential disputes and allegations that the contractual arrangements are a sham.

Requests for such assistance should be made to Gerard Crozier gerard.crozier@lra.org.uk

Occasionally, the Agency may assist in the drafting of new employment documentation.

You can email, fax, or post your documents to the Agency.  

Email: gerard.crozier@lra.org.uk

Fax - For the attention of Advisory Services 028 9033  0827

Mail -  Labour Relations Agency, 2-8 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG.

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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.