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. There is no charge for using the Agency's conciliation services.
In addition to contracts of employment, a number of other types of contracts exist.
When replies to the job advertisement have been received, it is appropriate to:
1. match applications against the job description and person specification;
2. eliminate applicants who do not have the basic requirements for the job; and
3. draw up a shortlist of candidates for interview.
The Labour Relations Agency provides free, impartial and confidential services to employers, employer bodies, employees and workers in Northern Ireland, as well as Trade Unions, HR and legal professionals.
The number and extent of individual employment rights have increased dramatically. This has led to a greater number of claims being lodged with the Industrial Tribunal where workers and employees allege that their employment rights have been breached. It makes good business sense to resolve disputes in the workplace at the earliest opportunity.
An independent mediator can sometimes help resolve grievance or disciplinary issues. There is no charge for using the Labour Relations Agency's mediation service.
Jury service is a public duty.
Published October 2016
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.