We have developed the 'Employment Document Toolkit' service to support employers in the preparation of employment documentation such as dismissal, disciplinary and grievance procedures, statement of main terms and conditions of employment and company handbooks.  The documents can be produced according to the business's requirements and circumstances and to ensure statutory compliance and promote good practice.  This is a free service.

Specialist legal advice should be taken on contracts for independent contractors or zero hours contracts.

  • Putting an effective performance management system in place is a key component in best employment practice. Clear, consistent communication and a constructive approach to employee development can bring out the best in organisations and individuals.

  • 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.

  • Flexible working can deliver a win-win situation where employees are happier and more engaged because they are better able to manage the various demands on their time.

  • The Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 protects those who report serious wrongdoing in the workplace from dismissal or detrimental treatment as a result of their whistleblowing.