Employment Law in Practice from Recruitment to Termination

Raise your knowledge of the latest employment law and legislation and learn how to deal practically with the numerous areas an employer regularly faces

30-31 Oct 2018

& 21-22 May 2019 , 30-31 Oct 2019

GBP 1,099
EUR 1,539
USD 1,714

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Why you should attend this programme

This programme has been specifically designed for HR professionals to explain employment law in an accessible, user-friendly format – mixing knowledge with a solid practical approach – so you have the most up-to-date information and practical skills to take back to your workplace.

Over the two days this course will logically take a journey through the employment lifecycle and consider along the way the key areas of impact from recruitment to termination. More often than not people are the most expensive and important asset in an organisation and now that the fees regime at the Employment Tribunal has gone, careful management is all the more important.

Although there is substantial knowledge-based learning during this event, the two days are designed to be engaging and participative as well as informative. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills to deal with all the important employment issues so you can act effectively and confidently within the law. Attending this programme is an invaluable use of a busy HR professional’s time.

Who should attend?

All HR advisors and specialists from business partners to HR directors will find this a highly useful two days, including:

  • HR managers and directors
  • HR business partners
  • HR specialists
  • HR controllers
  • HR advisors
  • HR officers and other HR professionals
  • This course is also applicable to line managers

Benefits of attending

By attending this programme you will:

  • Develop your knowledge of the latest employment law and practice
  • Understand how the law is applied both procedurally and practically
  • Be up-to-date with this fast changing area of the law
  • Raise your profile within your organisation
  • Look at how to improve what you do in your workplace to avoid conflict
  • Communicate and advise your line managers on how to comply and stay within the confines of the law
  • Learn the tips and techniques that sit behind successful execution of some of your key pracices

Programme-at-a-glance

Module 1 – When employment begins

  • Equality Act 2010
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Safe interviewing
  • Employment status issues
  • Contracts of employment: part-time, fixed-term, zero hours, etc

Module 2 – Discrimination and equality

  • Discrimination
  • The protected characteristics
  • Types of discrimination
  • Reasonable adjustments relating to disability
  • Harassment
  • Bullying
  • Equal pay
  • Gender pay gap

Module 3 – Managing change

  • Reorganisation within your company
  • Changing terms and conditions

Module 4 – Employee complaints

  • Grievances – what the law requires
  • Grievances – The ACAS code and procedural issues
  • The right to be accompanied
  • Investigations
  • Appeals
  • Understanding whistle blowing – the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

Module 5 – Capability

  • Capability – what the law requires
  • Capability – The ACAS code and procedural issues
  • Capability – lessons to learn from case law
  • Performance improvement plans
  • Appeals
  • Gross negligence

Module 6 – Conduct

  • Disciplinary – what the law requires
  • Disciplinary – The ACAS code
  • Progressive v gross misconduct
  • Disciplinary – lessons to learn from case law
  • Suspension
  • Investigations
  • Appeals

Module 7 – Ill health

  • Absence management
  • Short-term and persistent absence
  • Long-term absence
  • Disability related absence
  • The ‘sickie’
  • Return to work procedures
  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational health
  • Access to medical reports
  • The fit note
  • Ill health dismissal

Module 8 – Family friendly issues

  • Maternity
  • Paternity
  • Parental
  • Shared parental
  • Anti-natal
  • Dependant
  • Flexible working
  • Working time issues

Module 9 – When employment ends

  • The five potentially fair reasons to dismiss set out in the Employment Rights Act 1996
  • Managing fair dismissal both procedurally and substantively
  • Settlement agreements – what to say
  • Avoiding undue pressure
  • Settlement agreements – the documentation

Module 10 – Redundancy

  • The situations that may give rise to a redundancy
  • Lay-off and short-time working
  • Process
  • Selection
  • Consultation – individual and collective
  • Notification to the Secretary of State
  • Statutory redundancy pay and/or enhancements
  • Alternative employment
  • Time off
  • Automatically unfair redundancy

Module 11 – TUPE

  • When does TUPE apply – identifying a ‘relevant transfer’
  • What are the employee protections enshrined in the legislation
  • Identifying relevant employees
  • What transfers?
  • Pre-transfer dismissals
  • Post-transfer dismissals
  • Harmonisation
  • Employee liability information obligations
  • Information and consultation of appropriate representatives
  • Effect of the employee objecting

Module 12 – Employment Tribunal

  • What to do when ACAS call
  • ET1 and ET3
  • Preparation
  • Bundles
  • The hearing

Presenter

Toni Trevett

Toni Trevett is a Director of CompleteHR Ltd, an HR consultant, and a coach, mediator and trainer specialising in HR/people management skills, employment law, management development and personal development. She has experience of working with a variety of large and small organisations and has considerable experience of work in both the public and private sector. Clients include British American Tobacco, Schlumberger, Stihl, Shell, The Telegraph, Dairy Crest, Bywaters, NATS the ACCA, AAT and many more. She was formerly a Human Resources Director within the BAA plc group. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a member with over 20 years standing of the Employment Tribunal judiciary, hearing cases in London and the South East. In addition to her training work she conducts investigations and hearings for clients on disciplinary, grievance, discrimination, harassment and bullying issues and is also a workplace mediator.

Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes:

  • Certificate: 11.50 hours

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30-31 Oct 2018
30-31 Oct 2018 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 1,099.00
EUR 1,539.00
USD 1,714.00
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