As Coronavirus in Northern Ireland continues, It is important that businesses and workers know what their rights and responsibilities are when it comes to protecting staff and themselves from the spread of the virus.
A contract of employment may be ended with the agreement of both parties, or by the employer or employee giving the required amount of notice.
This section includes information on official industrial action; unofficial industrial action; repudiation of industrial action; and lawful industrial action.
Restraint of trade, also known as ‘restrictive covenants’ help organisations to protect themselves against competitors getting access to their confidential or commercially sensitive information.
Employees, workers and contractors have different rights and responsibilities.
In addition to contracts of employment, a number of other types of contracts exist.
From one time to another, employing organisations will experience absence by their staff due to illness. Illness absences are usually unplanned. This makes planning and covering work difficult for employers given the short notice of illness occurrences.
Whether it’s the employer who needs to raise an issue with an employee, or an employee who would like to make a complaint to their employer, it is useful to consider in the first instance whether an informal approach could be taken to resolve the matter.