Preparing for Coronavirus – what are your legal obligations as an employer?


Tughans’ employment team are currently advising clients on their legal obligations as employers arising from the evolving Covid-19 (“Coronavirus”) outbreak, as the number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland increase and both the UK government and Assembly escalate preventative measures.

The following advice note is provided as guidance only. You should take specific advice on your individual circumstances. This advice note is current at the date of issue, 24 March 2020.

Our employment team is closely following the Coronavirus outbreak and can provide responsive and immediate advice, as the situation requires.


While great care has been taken in the preparation of the content of this article, it does not purport to be a comprehensive statement of the relevant law and full professional advice should be taken before any action is taken in reliance on any item covered.