Back to Basics: Employment Law in Northern Ireland

Back to Basics: Employment Law in Northern Ireland

Join us for "Back to Basics - Employment Law in Northern Ireland," a comprehensive online event designed exclusively for HR professionals. This interactive course, spread across two half-days, is an essential deep dive into the critical aspects of Northern Ireland's employment law. In today's dynamic legal landscape, understanding the core of NI-specific employment laws is more crucial than ever.

Delivered by seasoned experts in employment law, this event promises a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application. Attendees will receive a detailed pack of notes on NI employment law, supplemented with practical exercises to reinforce learning. Beyond the live sessions, gain access to a suite of e-learning programmes, further enriching your understanding of Employment Laws in NI.

What are the learning outcomes? 

By the end of this event, attendees will: 

  • Have a clear understanding of the key points and principles of employment law in NI. 
  • Understand the concept of natural justice in disciplinary and grievance procedures. 
  • Understand the importance of following organisational policies and procedures. 
  • Be able to understand and handle common workplace scenarios, having learnt through worked examples. 

What will be covered? 

  • Basics of employment contracts (including the implications of implied terms)  
  • Working Time and Leave  
  • Disciplinary procedures and performance management 
  • Fair and unfair dismissals (including Employment Tribunal basics)
  • Grievances 
  • Protected disclosures (whistleblowing) 
  • Equality & Dignity at work

Additional Learning Aids  

In addition to attending the live sessions with our experts, attendees will have exclusive access to the following e-learning programmes to complete in their own time: 

  • Whistleblowing Awareness in the Workplace 
  • Data Protection in the Workplace 
  • Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Who is this event for?

Anyone with a need to know the main building blocks of NI employment law including HR Managers, Supervisors, line managers, In-house Lawyers and Legal & HR Advisers. Ideal for those new to employment law or seeking a refresher course.  

This training is not suitable for those with extensive knowledge of NI employment law. 

Why should you attend?

The Back to Basics: Employment Law in Northern Ireland online course is specifically designed to give attendees a thorough grounding in the main components of NI employment lawAn understanding of core NI specific employment laws is more important than ever before.



"Very informative feel I know a lot more about legislation in Northern Ireland." Kim O 'Callaghan, Senior Employee Relations Manager UK and Ireland, Flutter

"Content explained very well and any questions answered." Paula Quinn, HR Administrator, The Beeches P & T Services Ltd


  • Jason Elliott
    Jason Elliott Lecturer in Law and Barrister
    Ulster University

    Jason Elliott was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2013 and is the Associate Head of School of Law at Ulster University.  As a practising barrister, he has developed a largely civil practice representing individuals, companies and public bodies in litigation.  This covers a wide range of areas including personal injuries, wills and employment law. In terms of employment law, he has represented both applicants and respondents in the Industrial Tribunal. At Ulster University, Jason lectures extensively on the civil areas of practise such as Equity and Trusts and delivers employment law lectures for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

  • Christine Swail
    Christine Swail

    Christine is Director and Co-Founder of People Management Solutions, an award-winning HR Consultancy with offices in Belfast and Dungannon. Christine works with small to medium sized organisations putting best practice HR in place as well as working with larger multi-nationals on specific HR projects and complex workplace disputes.  Christine has worked in HR throughout Ireland for over 25 years with some of the leading and most innovative companies. Key areas of expertise include workplace investigations, mediation, employee relations and HR related training. Christine was recently awarded the CIPD NI HR Consultant of the Year award.

Event details


2 Half Days: 23rd & 24th April 2024


23 April 2024


Online - zoom


Price: £395

Standard charity/ small business rate: £345