Employers have a duty to protect their employees and visitors from harm. They must do risk assessments and they must report any serious incidents to the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland. Employees are expected to take reasonable care of their own health and safety.
In addition to contracts of employment, a number of other types of contracts exist.
When an employee starts work, the employer has a duty of care towards them. This includes making sure that they can do the job safely and competently.
No. 326 The Fixed-Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008
These Regulations amend the 2002 Regulations by providing for statutory sick pay to be paid to employees who are agency workers on fixed term contracts of less than 3 months duration.
All pregnant employees are entitled to time off to keep appointments for antenatal care made on the advice of a registered medical practitioner, registered midwife or registered health visitor.
A person in a qualifying relationship with the pregnant employee is entitled to unpaid time off work to accompany the expectant mother to two antenatal appointments.