Northern Ireland employment law
Produced in partnership with Paul Gillen of Pinsent Masons
Northern Ireland employment law

The following Employment guidance note Produced in partnership with Paul Gillen of Pinsent Masons provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Northern Ireland employment law
  • Devolution
  • Main areas of difference
  • Discrimination
  • Public authority equality obligations
  • Disciplinary and grievances
  • Employment litigation
  • Statutory limits
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Redundancy and unfair dismissal
  • more

STOP PRESS: The Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) and Civil Partnership (Opposite-Sex Couples) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1514, come into force on 13 January 2020 enabling same-sex couples in Northern Ireland to form a civil marriage and opposite-sex couples to register a civil partnership under Northern Ireland law. For more information, see: LNB News 24/12/2019 2.

The Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (Early Conciliation: Exemptions and Rules of Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020, in force on 27 January 2020, establish the rules that will govern the operation of early conciliation in Northern Ireland. The Regulations also provide for a range of exemptions whereby a prospective claimant will be able to present a claim to an industrial tribunal or the Fair Employment Tribunal without first complying with the requirement for early conciliation. Further details are given in the explanatory memorandum. Also on 27 January 2020, various provisions of the Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2016, mainly relating to early conciliation, are brought into force by the The Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (Commencement No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020. The Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020, in force on 27 January 2020, provide for revised and consolidated rules and procedures of the industrial tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal. Further details are given in the explanatory memorandum. The The Industrial Tribunals (1996