It really is a minefield! You will be expected in your leadership role to operate within the law and reduce the very significant risks faced by your business if you get it wrong. If you have ever had the unfortunate experience of attending an Employment Tribunal you will know how uncomfortable it can be. You are not an expert who has had years of training in this field but understanding the fundamental basics of Employment Law can protect you and your business. This comprehensive Employment Law Essentials course will provide you with the knowledge needed in practical terms to reduce risks.
The Employment Law Essentials we will cover during this course include:
EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT 1996
This in-depth session will provide you with the core understanding required to ensure you are fully aware of the rights that your employees have whilst working for you.
CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT
What are the 3 main types of employment status? Which contract is appropriate for each? Is a contract of employment a legal requirement? What is the main purpose of a contract of employment? Is it different to an offer letter? What are the main terms that should be contained within a contract of employment? This module will help you to answer these questions and more.
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT
Falling within the Equality Act 2010, Disability Discrimination has a very wide application, but when it comes to the workplace, the duty is very much on the employer to make reasonable adjustments for both their employees and also job applicants who are disabled.
This is because the concept of “reasonable adjustments” is at the heart of disability discrimination law. In practical terms, it is also the issue that employers are most likely to come across.
DISMISSALS AND REDUNDANCIES
When it comes to employee dismissal and redundancy rights, you need to get them right — or you could face a complaint ending in a costly tribunal decision.
It’s not just about the threat of a dispute though. Running a fair and caring workplace is essential to retaining talent and competing in the job market. We can help you to understand the essentials on respecting employees’ dismissal and redundancy rights.
EQUALITY ACT 2010
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.
It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. Join this workshop to understand the basics of the Equality Act to ensure you stay the right side of the law in all HR related activities
DATA PROTECTION ACT 2018
The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. Do you know what they are? Has your business got them covered? What are the consequences of breaching the principles? It can be extremely costly.
What are the minimum steps you need to take to mitigate any risk of an Employment Tribunal Application? Do you know what your Disciplinary Policy actually means in practice? This module will help you understand the basic principles you must apply when dealing with disciplinary issues in your business.
MATERNITY & PARENTAL RIGHTS
Who qualifies? What is OMP? What is AMP? Do you have to allow time off for ante-natal appointments? What is SMP? What is shared parental leave? Unless you are answering these questions on a daily basis the obligations around maternity and parental leave can be very confusing. This no-nonsense workshop will guide you through all the acronyms and jargon and simplify the process for you.
WORKING TIME REGULATIONS
The Working Time Regulations create a basic set of rights for the time people work. How do you calculate the maximum number of hours per week? Are the rules different for under 18’s? Is travel time included in the calculations? What are the minimum number of holidays employees can take? How many breaks per day should an employee have? Are they paid or unpaid? This workshop will answer these questions and more.
As you can see from the above, although wide & varied (and the above list is not exhaustive) our Employment Law Essentials course will give you the fundamental basics to manage within the law.
This course is delivered over 3 days and on a face to face basis at our training centre in Aldridge, Walsall.