Employment Law Update
This course is aimed at HR professionals in both the public and private sector and is designed to give an overview of the recent and pending developments in employment law that are most likely to affect them. It is conducted in an open and participative style with questions and discussion encouraged throughout. Please note that new cases and developments are coming through all the time and the course outline will change to reflect this.
- Welcome and introduction
- Setting objectives for the day
Holiday and Sickness absence
- The Directive on Agency Work
- Proposals for implementation
- Timetable and key implications
- The implications of the ECJ decisions in Stringer and Pereda
- When does holiday entitlement get carried over to the next year?
- The status and implications of the Acas Code
- Using informal procedures
- Employees refusing to cooperate
- Constructive dismissal and grievances
- Redundancy selection and consultation
- The right to be represented
Transfer of Undertakings
- The coalition government's proposals for extending the right
- What does the right really amount to?
- The discrimination law backing up the right to request flexible working
The Equality Act
- Recent cases on service provision change
- Consultation rights in connection with a transfer
- The effect on collective bargaining and recognition
Discrimination Case law round-up
- Key reforms to discrimination law
- Problems to watch out for
- The timetable for implementation
- Latest case law on key areas of discrimination including direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, victimization and equal pay
Religion and Belief discrimination
- Defining disability
- Discrimination 'arising from' a disability under the Equality Act - and why it matters
- The duty to make reasonable adjustments
- Asking questions about health
- Separating belief from practice
- Indirect discrimination and religious observance
- Is there a conflict between religion and sexual orientation?
Close of Course
- Experience so far - was the fuss worth it?