Recent Developments in Nigerian Labour and Employment Law


The last decade has witnessed a lot of changes and developments in the Nigerian labour and employment laws, and with implications for human resources practice.

Nigerian labour and employment laws are not only complex but also continue to evolve. The sources of Nigerian labour and employment laws are diverse including the Nigerian Constitution (as amended), the received English Law, Nigerian legislation, caselaws, trade and industry customs and practices, Collective Bargaining Agreements and International Labour Conventions. Among these sources, caselaws and international labour conventions ratified by Nigeria are fast redefining employment law and the law of labour relations in Nigeria. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Third Alteration) Act (2010) elevated the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) to a superior court of record and conferred it with exclusive jurisdiction over all labour and employment related matters. The jurisdiction of the NICN over unfair labour practices and its powers to invoke and enforce international labour conventions is an important innovative provisions of the third alteration to the 1999 Constitution.

Similarly, the Court’s mandate to apply international best practices in arriving at its decisions has also contributed immensely to the development of a robust caselaw in this important area of law. Another important development is the establishment of the NICN Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre (NICN ADR Centre) by the Court. The Centre is established by the NICN ADR Centre Instrument 2015 while the practice and procedure of the Centre is governed by the NICN ADR Centre Rules 2015. The NICN ADR Centre offers disputing parties access to ADR mechanisms such as Mediation and Conciliation in the settlement of their disputes.

These forums offer a quicker, efficient and equitable resolution of labour and employment disputes with little or no damage to relationships. These, and lots more, are important developments which every Human Resources manager, Industrial relations manager and legal adviser must be acquainted with and it is against this background that this seminar is conceived.


  • Termination of Contract of Employment Without Reason and the Changing Face of the Nigerian Labour Law
  • Enforceability of Employment Bonds in Nigeria
  • Probation and the Principle of Deemed Confirmation of Employment
  • Legality of Pre – Employment  HIV/AIDS Test
  • Prolonged and Indefinite Suspension & the Doctrine of Constructive Dismissal
  • Corporate Liability for Sexual Harassment At The Workplace
  • Disciplinary Actions on Account of Employee’s Social Media Comments and Conduct
  • Pre-hiring Checks of Social Media Conducts: A Legitimate Enquiry or an Unlawful Intrusion
  • Forced Resignation and the Doctrine of Constructive Dismissal under the Nigerian Law
  • Right of Appeal Against the Judgements of the National Industrial Court and the Recent Supreme Court ruling in Skye Bank V Victor Anaemem Iwu
  • Outsourcing and Representational Rights
  • Outsourcing  and Corporate Risks


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FEES: N85,000 per participant (net of all taxes)

The fee covers only lectures, course materials, Group lunch, tea, and coffee.

Discount: Organisations sponsoring 3 or more participants will enjoy 10% discount.

NOTE: Our courses are also available on in-plant basis.

For enquiries and registration, please contact:

(Research, Training & Consultancy)
2A, Alade Close,
Off Adeniran Ogunsanya,
Surulere, Lagos.
Tel: 01-2911955, 08066192650, 08033739869