Employment Law for Line Managers

CIPD

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CIPD

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Who should attend

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

About the course

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

Details

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.

Benefits

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.

Programme

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?

Dismissal

  • 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.

Experts

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 ...

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