This Guide is intended to give general advice and guidance about the main legal considerations which may arise when employers or employees wish to make changes to the contract of employment
ORIGINAL DOCUMENT ISSUED MARCH 2006
Up-date warning: Change to the legal definition of harassment
Readers should be aware that on 6th April 2008 changes were made to the law on Sex Discrimination which impact on the definition of harassment in relation to gender or maternity.
We offer conciliation services to help parties involved in a workplace dispute to come to a legally binding resolution without needing to go through a tribunal. We offer both individual conciliation and collective conciliation, for example where an issue affects a number of employees.
From 27 January 2020 a change in legislation means that anyone wishing to lodge a claim with the Industrial or Fair Employment tribunal will need to contact the Labour Relations Agency first to discuss the option of 'Early Conciliation'. If agreement is not reached through Early Conciliation parties can still proceed to tribunal if they wish.
Fair treatment is not just a moral and legal obligation but makes good business sense. Employers who treat employees fairly will be best placed to recruit and retain staff in an increasingly diverse and competitive labour market.
Published November 2018
Use the guidance set out in the Self Help Guide on Preparing a Written Statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment to complete a draft statement
Published May 2019
This guide gives general advice about preparing a written statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment and is to be read in conjunction with the Sample Written Statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment.
If an employer fundamentally breaches a contract of employment, it could lead to the employee resigning. If an employee fundamentally breaches a contract of employment he or she could be dismissed.
Joint Newsletter between the Labour Relations Agency and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland June 2012
Our second edition examines some key issues and cases that impact on organisations throughout Northern Ireland, including - complying with The Bribery Act (2010); pending changes in employment law in GB, “equality law in GB, ROI and NI - similar but not the same” and assistance for small employers provided by both the Labour Relations Agency and the Equality Commission.