Employment & HR for Business

Can an award for injury to feelings in a discrimination case be reduced because of contributory negligence? First Greater Western Limited & Linley v Waiyego

The Employment Appeal Tribunal, (‘EAT’) in the case of First Greater Western Limited & Linley v Waiyego has confirmed that an award for injury to feelings in a discrimination case will rarely be reduced because of contributory negligence, and certainly not on the facts of this particular case.

Is it discrimatory to suspend a teacher who can only write by hand for a few minutes? Ahmed v The Cardinal Hume Academies

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) has held in the case of Ahmed v The Cardinal Hume Academics that it was reasonable for an employer to suspend an employee for his writing difficulty.

Discrimination

Under section 15(1) of the Equality Act 2010, “discrimination arising from disability” occurs where both:

Provision of employee references and ensuring safe recruitment

Legal basis for providing a reference

There is no legal obligation to request a reference for a potential new employee. However, if an employer intends to make an offer of employment conditional upon receipt of a satisfactory reference, this should be made clear within the offer in order to be valid. Similarly, there is no legal obligation on an employer to provide a reference for an employee or ex-employee, unless there was a written agreement to do so or they are in a regulated industry such as financial services.

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.

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