Employment Law for Line Managers

Short Course
Duration: 1 day   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Enable your line managers to manage workplace issues confidently and within the law.



Dates and Availability

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29 October 2020
Duration: 1 day
London 4 spaces left
£490.00 + VAT

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Employment Law for Line Managers provides an essential overview of the key areas of employment law, and how it influences everyday situations at work. This practical course will enable line managers to return to work with the knowledge and skills to manage workplace issues confidently and in accordance with the law.

Course Tutors

Mr James Bryan

James Bryan has spent over 25 years working in learning, human resources and organisational development including time as a director in the NHS; on a Borough senior management team in the Metropolitan Police and leading education for the RNLI at the Lifeboat College. He currently shares his time between heading up the organisational development department at City, University of London, managing a consulting and training business and leading a community interest organisation providing leadership development to young people and adults in uniformed youth organisations.


James has qualifications in occupational psychometric testing, organisational development and workplace mediation and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute. His research interests include leadership and followership in voluntary organisations and gender equality. James has received a Herbert Lott Naval Trust award for his contribution to training in the Royal Navy and became a Freeman of the City of London in 2014.

Who is it for

Employment Law for Line Managers is recommended for all line managers or those with supervisory responsibilities. No prior knowledge of employment law is required.


By the end of Employment Law for Line Managers course, you'll be able to:


  • understand the key principles of employment law and how it influences decisions in the workplace
  • address a range of everyday scenarios according to best practice and within the law
  • resolve workplace issues both fairly and legally.

Before employment

  • The recruitment process - do's and don'ts
  • The contract – offer, terms, clauses, express and implied terms
  • Immigration and vetting and barring
  • References and medicals, what to be aware of
  • Pitfalls to avoid

During employment

  • Contractual issues
  • Employment status
  • Dealing with part-time, agency and fixed-term contract workers

Good working practices - discrimination

  • Protected characteristics - direct and indirect discrimination
  • Harassment and bullying in the workplace
  • Compensation levels
  • Family  matters - maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave,
  • Flexible working requests

Difficult issues – a practical approach

  • Short and long term absenteeism
  • Poor performers
  • Stress
  • Email/ internet/social media abuse
  • Misconduct in and out of work
  • Acting fairly and reasonably

Grievances and discipline

  • What the law requires, the Acas Code of Practice, best practice, the right to be accompanied
  • Applying your organisation’s procedures
  • What happens on appeal?


  • What is wrongful, unfair and constructive dismissal?
  • Reasons for dismissal
  • The cost of getting it wrong

Employment tribunals

  • What are they?
  • Early conciliation
  • Being a witness
  • Settling out of court.
  • Settlement agreements

Programme is subject to change pending new developments.

Run this programme in-house

Employment Law for Line Managers can also be provided in house. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your particular requirements, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Got a question?

Speak to one of our highly knowledgeable course advisers on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.



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