Employment & HR for Private Clients

Changing Employment Contracts: Law, practical guidance and procedure

This timely seminar will help you understand how to successfully implement change in the employment relationship.  Topics will include:

  • Does the contract allow for change? How elastic are flexibility and mobility clauses?
  • Introducing change by agreement.
  • The dangers of unilateral changes – working under protest and “standing and suing”.
  • Dealing with trade unions – the dangers of by-passing collective bargaining (Kostal Ltd v Dunkley (2019).
  • Dismissal and re-engagement – the pitfalls explained.
  • Individual and collective consultation.
Date and Location

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Radisson Blu Hotel
No 1 The Light 
The Headrow 
Leeds 
LS1 8TL

(map)

Timings

08:30am:  Arrival, registration and refreshments
09:00am:  Changing Employment Contracts: Law, practical guidance and procedure
10:30am:  Networking 
11:00am:  Event close

Speakers

Dr John McMullen

Fee

This event is free to attend.

 

£0.00
Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.

Mock Disciplinary Hearing - Sheffield - 01.10.2019

Ms Margaret Malloy is a high performing employee, but recent posts on social media appear to show her attending a theme park when she was off work ill. An investigation has been carried out and a disciplinary hearing arranged…

This fully interactive session will provide delegates with the opportunity to witness a ‘live disciplinary hearing’ where you will observe all aspects of the hearing and also have the opportunity to influence the outcome.

Our HR Consultants will be joined by legal colleagues to act out proceedings and will explain the process and potential pitfalls along the way.
Delegates attending this session will:

  • Witness a full disciplinary hearing
  • Receive guidance on how to conduct a disciplinary hearing in accordance with their own policy and ACAS guidance.
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions and liaise with the chair of the panel to influence the outcome of the hearing
  • Network with other organisations and have the opportunity to speak with HR Consultants and Employment Lawyers after the seminar

This event is the latest in our series of successful HR seminars and is appropriate for delegates from any sector.

Date and Location

Tuesday 1 October 2019

The Source Skills Academy,
300 Meadowhall Way,
Sheffield
S9 1EA (map)

Timings

9.30am: Registration and refreshments
10.00am: Seminar starts
12.00pm: Seminar ends

Speakers

Craig Vincent | Polly O'Malley | Dr John McMullen | Penny Walters | Rebekah Young

Fee

This event is free to attend.

 

£0.00
Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.

Discrimination arising from disability: employee’s mistaken belief and her disability

Summary

In iForce Ltd v Wood the EAT held that a disabled employee’s mistaken belief that moving workstations would exacerbate her osteoarthritis, which led her to refuse to obey an instruction resulting in a written warning, did not establish unfavourable treatment because of something arising from a disability under section 15 of the Equality Act 2010.

Should peripatetic teachers engaged by schools be recognised as workers and offered worker protection as opposed to being self-employed?

Summary

The ruling of a recent preliminary hearing, Scott v Chigwell School, could affect the employment rights of thousands of peripatetic teachers across the UK.

The Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) has ruled that, in her work as a Visiting Music Teacher, Mrs Scott:

Long term disability benefits will not cease to be provided by an employer purely because the employee is capable of taking up some kind of paid employment

Summary

An Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’), in the case of ICTS Limited v Visram has ruled that where an employee is entitled to receive disability benefits until his “return to work”, the benefits shall continue until he could return to the same job with the employer.

Leading employment lawyer Dr John McMullen has commented on the use of so-called gagging orders by UK universities

Dr John McMullen, a Partner in the Employment Team, said:

“The volume of settlements within the sector using NDA’s should come as no surprise.

“Employers have tended automatically to use NDAs and ‘gagging’ clauses but the government is consulting about legal regulation to prevent their misuse.”

“There is a growing feeling that these restrictions should certainly be easier to understand, making it clear that reporting of misconduct to the police and appropriate regulators is allowed.”

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