Initially the remit of this article was to look at some of the tricky issues that can arise when conducting a disciplinary and dismissal procedure however over the past number of months we have seen some howlers by employers. Therefore, we thought it would be worthwhile to go back to basics and provide a note explaining how to carry out a disciplinary procedure in a fair and thorough manner with a follow up article coming next week looking at some of the common problems that can arise for employers.
Gareth McCay from McCay solicitors takes a look at the new statutory shared paternity leave and pay legislation.
The Work and Families Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 will come into effect in early April 2015. The new legislation will entitle eligible mothers of babies born on or after 5 April 2015 to volunteer to end their maternity leave and/or pay early to create leave and pay which they can then share with the child’s father or their partner as Statutory Shared Parental Leave (“SSPL”) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (“SSPP”).