Employment Law for Line Managers
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Enable your line managers to manage workplace issues confidently and within the law.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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?
- What is wrongful, unfair and constructive dismissal?
- Reasons for dismissal
- The cost of getting it wrong
- What are they?
- Early conciliation
- Being a witness
- Settling out of court.
- Settlement agreements
Programme is subject to change pending new developments.
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.