Fundamentals of basic Employment Law
Understanding the origins of Employment Law. Contracts of Employment – Basic overview of the intent to create a legal relationship. Changing or Varying a Contract of Employment. Employee or Contractor? What is the difference? Employment. Particulars. Restrictive Covenants. The Recruitment Process.
Maintaining the Employee Relationship
Employee Status – Full Time; Part Time; Fixed Term; Zero Hours. Agency Workers. Expectations of the Employee and the Employer. Statutory & Day One Rights. Flexible Working Patterns. Managing Performance.
Discipline and Grievance - Dealing with Difficult Issues
Dealing with conduct and behaviour. How to manage capability (poor performance and absenteeism). Handling employee grievances.
What is meant by discrimination? The Equality Act 2010.
Terminating the Employment Relationship
Establishing the reasons for dismissing staff. What is Constructive; Wrongful and Unfair Dismissal.
The role of ACAS in early conciliation
Changes to Employment Tribunals. What to expect at a Tribunal. Remedies.
Delegates will be given a number of case studies relating to various aspects of an employee’s conduct and behaviour; capability
and discriminatory acts. All are based on actual cases which have been through Employment Tribunals. The aim of the case study is to ensure delegates have a thorough understanding of the kind of cases heard at a Tribunal and the outcomes.
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