Employment Law Essentials for Managers

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Managers on the front line have to make immediate decisions on how to deal with situations and can be involved in matters which become protracted, such as managing sickness absence or a complex disciplinary investigation. It is therefore vital that managers have a level of understanding of what is expected of them as representatives of the organisation so as to protect it, themselves and manage employees effectively.

This training is provided by an experienced employment lawyer who will provide their knowledge and “war stories” from a career dealing with these issues in practice!


By the end of the training course, you will:

  • Understand how an employment contract works and how carefully worded contracts and policies can mitigate employment law risks
  • Develop your understanding of the Equality Act and be able to better identify acceptable and unacceptable workplace behaviour
  • Understand the processes which must be followed when dealing with concerns over your teams’ conduct or capability
  • Understand what is meant by a fair dismissal and how you can ensure that decisions you make are considered reasonable by courts and tribunals

When I looked at the agenda I prepared myself for a very dry day! As I reflected, I realised that I had learned new things and I had actually enjoyed it, which had to be a first for employment law! The team were very approachable and I left the training feeling that we are now in safe hands as long as we do our bit well. That was previously a pressure, but I am confident that the steps and the guidance are now going to be very clear

Course Content

  • Understanding the employment contract – express, implied, and statutory terms
  • Introduction to discrimination
    • the protected characteristics
    • different forms of discrimination
  • Identifying and challenging unacceptable workplace behaviour/harassment
  • Understanding the unique issue of managing ill-health and disability including the duty to make reasonable adjustments
  • Identifying and understanding the fair reasons for dismissal: conduct, capability, illegality, redundancy, SOSR
  • Managing a grievance or disciplinary process reasonably and effectively
  • Moving your team towards a high-performance culture through effective performance management
Duration 1 day
Member* cost pp £440+VAT
Non-member cost pp £660+VAT
Details Free parking, lunch provided

*Membership from £100+VAT per annum - join now and save on training