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Employment Law – NI and GB, the differences

Briefing highlights

This briefing is intended to give participants an overview of the main differences between employment law in Northern Ireland as compared with Great Britain.  Employment law is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and in recent years reforms that have occurred in GB have not been replicated in NI thus creating several distinct differences in core areas of employment law such as unfair dismissal and the law as it relates to trade unions and industrial action.  Some areas of employment law may possibly be reformed in 2018 and this briefing will also touch upon these areas. 

Learning outcomes

At the end of this briefing, participants will:

  • be aware that there are over 20 significant areas of difference in employment law between the two jurisdictions
  • be able to recognise the ramifications of core differences in employment law in NI as compared to GB
  • be prepared for potential changes in employment law in Northern Ireland in the coming months
  • be able to apply the knowledge gained in their own areas of interest accordingly
Location Date Spaces Book
Belfast Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 09:30am 19 Book Now

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