The Employment Law Practitioner - a complete approach

Short Course
Duration: 3 days   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

If you’re a HR practitioner with responsibility for employment law issues within your organisation, understanding policies and procedures from a legal perspective, is imperative. This holistic course encompasses the entire employment journey and challenges participants to view typical workplace issues through a legal – and wholly compliant – lens.


This course also forms part of the CIPD Intermediate Award in Employment Law, and you can upgrade to the full qualification when booking, starting from just an extra £510 + VAT! You can also upgrade after attending the short course, starting from £600 + VAT.

 

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03 December 2019
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The Employment Law Practitioner - a complete approach explores the entire employment journey, from recruitment, employment contracts and typical workplace issues that arise during employment - including the more challenging tasks of terminating employment, dealing with poor performance and disciplinary procedures.

This course uses detailed case studies and group discussions to illustrate the key concepts and provides a framework for you to analyse and apply the law at work.

This course also forms part of the CIPD Intermediate Award in Employment Law - you can upgrade to the full qualification starting from just an extra £510!

Course Tutors

Mrs Kate Shepherd

Kate Shepherd is a charismatic employment lawyer who delivers both training and consultancy. She trains and advises a diverse set of employers from small and medium sized enterprises to charities, PLCs and international companies, as well as taking board level director roles for clients. Prior to establishing her consultancy, Kate Shepherd Associates in 2005, Kate qualified as a solicitor, and practised employment law at a senior level with a leading firm in the Midlands.


Kate is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, CIPD qualified, an Institute of Business advisor and mentor and also an East Midlands “Business Champion”.

Mrs Cas Carrington

Cas is a Partner with KLC Employment Law Consultants where she has headed up the employment law training department for 10 years. Cas develops, writes and delivers employment law training courses on a huge range of topics including the biannual CIPD ‘Law on Tour’ workshops. She teaches on many other CIPD law courses, including the Advanced Level Award in Employment Law, and also delivers training for CIPD In-Company clients. Bringing a very practical approach to her training, Cas is well known for her lively and informal style of explaining complex employment law issues. As well as being involved in training, Cas also has extensive experience of advising all types of organisations including charitable organisations, government departments, and blue chips on a wide range of employment law and employee relations issues.

Mr Sanjiv Ahluwalia

Sanjiv Ahluwalia LLM (Employment Law) LLB (Hons) is a practising solicitor. Sanjiv has held positions in private practice and local government, and spent five years in the oil industry, working as a legal adviser to two major oil companies.  He was Legal and Commercial Adviser at the Federation of Recruitment and Employment Services (now known as REC - a trade association for the recruitment industry) and subsequently worked as Associate Director of Employment Law Services for a training company. Sanjiv is an experienced lecturer, trainer and consultant in employment law and has written widely on legal issues of practical interest and importance to HR specialists, line managers and lay people generally. Sanjiv is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Sanjiv runs his own practice, providing a consultancy service to a wide range of clients. He has acted for employees and employers in cases involving various employment issues.

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

This course is recommended for all HR practitioners with responsibility for employment law issues within their organisation, or building on an existing career in HR.

Benefits

This course explores the entire employment journey, from recruitment, employment contracts and typical workplace issues that arise during employment - including the more challenging tasks of terminating employment, dealing with poor performance and disciplinary procedures.

 

By the end of the course you’ll be able to:


  • assess your organisation’s employment policies and procedures from a legal perspective.
  • apply the law effectively to your organisation’s employment practices and procedures.
  • provide clear guidance on resolving the legal issues that arise at work, in accordance with best practice.
Programme

Creating the employment relationship

  • The recruitment process (including job offer letters, references, probationary periods, criminal checks, avoiding discrimination claims, work permits and visas, immigration rules, vetting and barring)
  • Preparing contracts of employment – express, implied and incorporated  terms, suggested clauses
  • Changing terms and conditions of employment
  • Defining employee status - 'workers', 'employees' and part-timers, fixed term contracts, zero hours, employee-shareholder
  • Using agency staff and 'casuals'
  • Employing young people - best practice
  • National Minimum Wage


Maintaining the employment relationship

  • The right to request flexible working (changes in 2014)
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave
  • Time off for dependents
  • Working time and recent cases
  • Tackling data protection issues:

–         Sensitive and non-sensitive data

–         Access to personal files and human rights issues

–         Monitoring and surveillance

–         Confidentiality

–         The use of internet/email/social media

  • Health and safety: 

–         Providing a safe working environment

–         The employer’s responsibilities and liability

–         Dealing with stress, personal injury claims and disability discrimination

  •  Avoiding discrimination:

–         The Equality Act 2010

–         Protected characteristics

–         Direct and indirect discrimination

–         Associative and perceptive discrimination

–         Victimisation

–         Equal pay and case law

–         Positive action and  occupational requirements

–         Avoiding bullying and harassment

  • Managing performance

–         Absence, short and long-term

–         Conduct and capability

–         Dealing with poor performance

–         Fit for Work Service

  • Grievance and disciplinary processes:

–         ACAS Code of Practice: Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

–         The grievance process

–         Best practice, recent legislation and case law

–         Disciplinary procedures

–         Conducting grievance and disciplinary hearings

–         Witnesses and statements

–         Appeals and their importance

–         Available sanctions


TUPE: What is TUPE and when does it apply?

  • Business transfers
  • Change of service provision
  • The ETO defence


Terminating the employment relationship

  • Reasons for dismissal: wrongful, unfair and constructive
  • Redundancy – who and now to select, individual and collective consultation,
  • Re-deployment
  • Retirement
  • Alternative dispute resolution, including Acas
  • Constructive, unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Compromise agreements


Employment Tribunals

  • Types of claim, who can claim
  • Practice and procedure fees
  • Costs, compensation, re-engagement and re-instatement
  • Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure

 

Programme is subject to change pending new developments.

Run this programme in-house

This course 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​ .