We understand that when employment law issues arise in the workplace, it can have a serious impact on your business and its reputation. Our expert employment law solicitors have created a suite of training videos to give your staff the knowledge they need to handle these problems, before they become serious legal issues.

Our suite of videos offer cost effective training on resolving employment law matters, such as employee disciplinaries or performance management. Whatever your sector, our training can equip your staff with the right tools to handle these matters as they arise.

We also offer in-house training, at your office or at one of ours, that’s tailored to your business. Our top employment law experts can train your HR teams and management with sector specific knowledge so they can resolve workplace issues themselves.

We're offering nine different training modules on a variety of important employment issues, including:

 

If you’re interested in buying any of our modules, or you’d like to ask us about our bespoke training offers, call us on 0370 1500 100 or fill out our contact form.

Handling Disciplinaries

This module shows you how to conduct investigations and how to hold a disciplinary hearing. We also help you understand what makes a fair dismissal, what factors you should consider in decision making and how to manage employee “avoidance tactics”.

What we cover in this module:

  • Why it’s important to get it right
  • What’s in a disciplinary policy and the stages of a disciplinary process
  • Conducting an investigation
  • Suspension
  • What are the allegations?
  • Right to be accompanied
  • Decision making – the legal tests and expectations
  • Appeal penalties for unfair dismissal
  • Avoidance tactics – the common issues for non-attendance or delays and how to deal with them

If you’re interested in this module, contact us for more information. We can also arrange bespoke training.

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Handling Grievances

This module provides your managers with the tools to identify a grievance and properly investigate it.  This covers common tricky issues your managers may encounter day to day.

What we cover in this module:

  • Understanding the basic principles of a grievance process
  • How to recognise a grievance
  • How to deal with grievances effectively, using best practice
  • Addressing common problem areas
  • Understanding the risks of dealing with grievances improperly

If you’re interested in this module, contact us for more information. We can also arrange bespoke training.

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Equality and Diversity

This module explains the different types of discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 and how claims can arise. This will show your staff how to identify and properly manage inappropriate workplace “banter”. They’ll understand the law on “disability” in the workplace and how it applies to day to day line management.

What we cover in this module:

  • What does equality and diversity mean in the workplace?
  • Why’s it important?
  • Who’s protected by the law and who’s responsible for protecting them?
  • What does the law require?
  • How to deal with complaints effectively
  • Consequences if you get it wrong – and who’s liable?

If you’re interested in this module, contact us for more information. We can also arrange bespoke training.

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Managing Sickness Absence

This module outlines how to identify and manage both short-term and long-term sickness absence and how to get the most out of Occupational Health referrals. This will also help your management team to understand the requirements of a fair absence/ill-health capability dismissal. This module also explores some common tricky areas.

What we cover in this module:

  • An overview of the cost of ill health
  • A recap on the meaning of “disability” under the Equality Act 2010
  • Managing short-term absence
  • Understanding sick pay
  • Managing long-term absence
  • Making worthwhile Occupational Health referrals

If you’re interested in this module, contact us for more information. We can also arrange bespoke training.

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Performance Management

This module outlines the importance of nipping performance issues in the bud at an early stage. This shows your HR and management teams how and when to have difficult conversations about an employee’s performance before things escalate. This also outlines the formal processes they need to follow to dismiss fairly for capability reasons

What we cover in this module:

  • Performance management overview
  • Identifying poor performance/legal risks
  • Informal performance management and having difficult conversations
  • Formal performance management process
  • Performance (capability) dismissals

If you’re interested in this module, contact us for more information. We can also arrange bespoke training.

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Flexible Working

This module shows you how to respond to flexible working requests and to ensure compliance with the statutory framework.

What we cover in this module:

  • Different types of flexible working
  • Legal requirements when handling flexible working requests
  • Some practical tips
  • Employee rights and limiting the risk of discrimination claims

If you’re interested in this module, contact us for more information. We can also arrange bespoke training.

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Employment Tribunal Claims

This module shows staff members what to expect if they become involved in supporting your business with a Tribunal claim. This makes sure they have a basic understanding of the Tribunal process and how line managers may be involved in this. This module also talks about what to expect from being a witness in an Employment Tribunal.

This is a great module if you’re facing an ET claim and you want those involved to feel as prepared as possible.

What we cover in this module:

  • The employment tribunal process and your potential role in this
  • Understand the different stages and what’s involved
  • Time limits
  • ACAS and early conciliation
  • Settlement

If you’re interested in this module, contact us for more information. We can also arrange bespoke training.

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Menopause in the Workplace

This module looks at the menopause as a workplace issue and why it matters legally. We’ll cover the impact it has on women, so you understand how to confidently and sensitively manage and support an employee who's experiencing the menopause.

What we cover in this module:

  • Why menopause is a relevant issue for businesses
  • How employee’s performance and wellbeing may be impacted unless steps are taken to support them from an employer’s perspective
  • How employees can be encouraged to take steps for their own wellbeing in support of managing symptoms
  • How managers can approach discussions with employees on this issue

If you’re interested in this module, contact us for more information. We can also arrange bespoke training.

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Sexual Harassment

This module will uncover the legal framework for sexual harassment in the workplace. You'll be able to identify sexual harassment and respond appropriately to this, as well as understanding the steps to prevent harassment in the workplace.

What we cover in this module:

  • An overview of the legal framework
  • Who is protected from sexual harassment in the workplace and who can be liable
  • The cost of getting things wrong
  • How to respond to complaints of sexual harassment
  • How to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Future developments in this area of the law

If you’re interested in this module, contact us for more information. We can also arrange bespoke training.

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You can purchase each of our modules individually for between £400 and £500 (plus VAT), or we’re offering a 20% discount when you purchase six modules or more. Our team can discuss your business’s needs in more detail over a quick call.

Our training videos are designed to help you avoid legal issues and encourage a cohesive workplace environment. However, if you have an employment law matter which becomes more serious, our solicitors are always on hand to help you achieve a positive outcome.

 

If you’re interested in any of our modules, or you’d like to ask about our bespoke training offers, give us a call on 0370 1500 100 or complete our contact form.

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