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Employment & HR Training

Employee Representative Training

If your business is changing structure, ownership or facing the possibility of redundancies, you may need to elect employee representatives. Our training sessions help these individuals understand and prepare for their role of representing affected employees as part of the collective consultation process.

If you don’t recognise a trade union or don’t have employee representatives already in place, you’ll have to hold an election to appoint suitable representatives. Newly appointed representatives may not understand their legal duties and responsibilities and this training will prepare them for their new role.

Our lawyers will train and guide your employee representatives to make sure they are confident and can add value to the consultation process.

What Does The Training Involve?

The training is especially useful if:

  • Your business is involved in a TUPE situation
  • You’re making 20 or more employees redundant
  • You’re changing the terms and conditions of employment of 20 or more employees.

In these situations you’ll need to collectively consult with employee representatives.

Our training provides employee representatives with the skills they need to carry out their role and helps them to understand why their role is important and what’s required of them.

We also offer bespoke training sessions tailored to your business.

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Who Is The Training For?

The training is for:

  • Newly elected employee representatives to understand their role
  • Existing employee representatives to refresh their knowledge

Our employment solicitors will train employee representatives elected in small or large businesses operating in any industry.

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What Will Representatives Get Out Of The Training?

Our training aims to teach employee representatives about their responsibilities in relation to:

  • Collective redundancy programmes
  • TUPE transfers
  • Complying with the ICE Regulations (Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations)
  • European and other Works Councils.

Representatives will get a better understanding of:

  • The legal context surrounding their role and why it’s important
  • Their responsibilities as an employee representative
  • How a collective consultation process works
  • How to carry out their role effectively, following the legal requirements.

We’ll guide representatives through what they need to know and make sure they’re prepared.

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Where Is The Training?

We can deliver our training at any of our 14 locations across the UK. We can also hold training session at your location if you can’t get to our offices.

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Speak to our employment solicitors today to find out more about the training - call us on 0800 056 2487 or contact us online.

Read more about how our lawyers can advise on TUPE related issues or Restructuring and Redundancy in your business.

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