Employment Rights contact

Employment Relations Policy and Legislation 

For non-personal enquiries relating to employment rights policy and legislation please contact:

Employment Relations Policy and Legislation Branch
Adelaide House
39-49 Adelaide Street

Email: employment.rights@economy-ni.gov.uk

Redundancy Payments Service

For specific enquiries relating to redundancy payments where an employer has become insolvent, please contact:

Redundancy Payments Service
Phone: 028 9025 7562
Email: rpsquery@economy-ni.gov.uk

You have certain rights if you have been made redundant. These include redundancy pay, a paid notice period and any money your employer owes you (eg unpaid wages or holiday pay).

Normally your employer makes these payments, but if your employer has gone formally insolvent then you can apply to the NI Redundancy Payments Service for these instead.

What you can apply for depends on your circumstances, the NI Redundancy Payments Service can pay redundancy pay if you have worked for your employer for at least 2 years; holiday pay up to a maximum of 30 days; any money owed from your employer, eg unpaid wages, overtime and commission up to a maximum of 8 weeks, and statutory notice pay up to a maximum of 12 weeks if you worked for your employer for at least one month. There is a statutory maximum gross weekly pay amount used to calculate your entitlements which is currently set at £669 per week.

In addition, the following organisations provide advice on employment rights:

Labour Relations Agency

For confidential and impartial information please contact:

Labour Relations Agency on 03300 555 300 (Workplace Information Service)

Law Centre NI

For free, independent, specialist legal advice (subject to capacity) please contact:

Law Centre NI on 028 9024 4401 (advice line)


For general enquiries: 

Employment Agency Inspectorate

For all enquiries regarding Employment Agencies/Businesses please contact EAI@economy-ni.gov.uk or alternatively call the EAI Helpline on 028 9025 7796 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm).

Employment Agency Inspectorate
Department for the Economy
Adelaide House
39-49 Adelaide Street

Tel: 028 9025 7796
TextRelay: 18001 028 9025 7796


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