We provide a range of resources to help you navigate employment relations in Northern Ireland

  • Labour Relations Agency Disability Action Plan 2020-2023

    This action plan follows on from our 2015-2018 action plan and outlines how the Agency intends to implement a number of meaningful actions which we believe will impact positively on both disabled staff and users of our services. 

    The purpose of our Disability Action Plan is to look at things we could be doing to promote positive attitudes towards disabled people and to encourage their participation in our work areas.

    We have commenced a 12 week period of external consultation and are actively seeking views on our Disability Action Plan to by 24 August 2020. 

    Last modified: 19 June 2020
  • Covid-19 Practical Guidance: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

    This document provides some key facts about the CJRS, information about how to access the scheme, and some sample templates.  It is updated as more information becomes available.  Please check that you are working to the most recent version.

    Last modified: 18 June 2020
  • Webinar - Advice on Handling Redundancy


    This webinar provides useful information and advice on the topic of redundancy.  It illustrates how to ensure the process is managed fairly and in line with employment legislation.

    Last modified: 23 June 2020
  • Wellness Action Plan

    This template is designed to be completed by the employee and discussed with their line manager to ensure the employee is supported appropriately and sensitively during periods of mental ill health. Once completed it should remain a confidential document and the information should not be disclosed to other parties without the express consent of the person concerned.

    Last modified: 03 June 2020
  • Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace Useful Contacts and Information Sources

    This document provides the contact details for several organisations that can provide guidance and support around mental health issues.

    Last modified: 03 June 2020
  • Five Ways to Wellbeing Poster

    This poster is available to download and display around the workplace, to remind people of positive things they can do to help manage their mental wellbeing.

    Last modified: 03 June 2020
  • Exercise - Current Position in My Workplace

    This questionnaire helps establish the current policies and provision to support mental health in the workplace and identify where additional steps or resources might be needed.

    Last modified: 03 June 2020
  • Common Workplace Adjustments for Staff Experiencing Mental Ill Health

    This document sets out suggestions as to how to support mental health in the workplace by making adjustments and providing assistance to support staff to fulfil their role.

    Last modified: 03 June 2020
  • Approaching a sensitive conversation regarding mental ill health

    This document offers guidance as to how best to prepare for and manage conversations around managing mental ill health in the workplace.

    Last modified: 03 June 2020
  • Mental Health in the Workplace Webinar

    Delivered in partnership with NICVA, this webinar aims to help employers and managers to manage mental health issues in the workplace.

    Last modified: 02 June 2020
  • Labour Relations Agency Corporate Plan 2017-2021

    Corporate Plan

    This Corporate Plan covers the four-year period from April 2017 to March 2021. It sets out how the Agency intends to contribute to the effectiveness of the Northern Ireland labour market through the delivery of high quality employment relations services.

    Last modified: 21 May 2020
  • Labour Relations Agency - 'Together' - People Programme - May 2020

    This document sets out the Labour Relations Agency's strategy for supporting staff and helping them feel connected during the Covid-19 emergency.

    Last modified: 20 May 2020