Under the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 companies are legally required to notify the Department for the Economy of impending redundancies of 20 or more employees.  While the figures provided are likely to be an underestimate of total job losses, it is not possible to quantify the extent of the shortfall.  Subject to the criteria mentioned above, employers must notify the Department for the Economy of (a) redundancies proposed and (b) redundancies confirmed.  The confirmed total is a more accurate measure of real job losses given that all proposed redundancies do not actually take place.

For further information please click www.economy-ni.gov.uk


Telephone Enquiry Point

The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

028 9032 1442

Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Contact Us

Please note that we cannot deal with employment-related enquiries by e-mail. To receive information or advice about an employment-related issue, please telephone our Helpline on Belfast 90 321442 where an officer will speak with you directly about your query. Please note that the Agency can arrange the services of an interpreter if required.

If you have an employment relations issue in Great Britain please contact the ACAS Helpline on 0300 123 1100 .

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