Employment Law in a Day!

Employment Law in a Day!

Course introduction

An interactive workshop which allows managers to explore and understand key areas of employment law governing the management of people.

This interactive workshop will allow managers in education to explore and understand key areas of employment law governing the management of people within an education setting. This will enable them to better manage their HR responsibilities and support teams with specific issues, including:

• Creating the employment relationship
• Avoiding unfair dismissal – ending the employment relationship properly and fairly
• Managing sickness absence – the pitfalls and how to avoid them
• Disciplinary policies and procedure
• Deciding on and implementing disciplinary action
• Avoiding discrimination – diversity, discrimination legislation and tackling bullying and harassment
• Learner led practical sessions
• Managing tricky issues

Learners will be given the opportunity to share their own experiences and have their particular questions answered.

What we will cover throughout the day

  • Understand the legal elements involved in employment law issues within their working environment;

  • Appreciate the importance of recent case law and critical employment legislation and its impact on decision making that effects the overall success of their school/college;

  • Provide complete and comprehensive management on resolving employment disputes while complying with best practice, ensuring that a proactive management approach is encouraged when dealing with employment issues;

  • Reduce risk and exposure to employment litigation.

Target audience

This course is designed for anyone involved in HR management in education and/or anyone who is involved in managing formal performance management processes in the workplace including the discipline, capability and grievance procedures. Suitable for Supervisors, Team Leaders, First Line Managers, Managers, HR Managers, Senior Managers.

Trainers for this course

Kate Shepherd
Kate Shepherd

Charismatic employment lawyer, author and trainer

Kate Shepherd is a charismatic employment lawyer, author and trainer. She trains and advises a diverse set of employers from small and medium sized enterprises to charities, the education... sector, PLCs, and international companies, as well as taking board level director roles for some clients. Prior to establishing her consultancy in 2005, Kate qualified as a solicitor, and practised employment law at a senior level with a leading firm in the Midlands. Kate is an associate for leading organisations involved in learning and development including the CIPD, BPP Professional Education, Pearson Business School and MBL Seminars and has published a leading textbook “Advising Effectively on the Employment Aspects in a Corporate Transaction – A Practical Guide for Junior Lawyers”

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About the venue

Stay at home, get comfortable and enjoy our live interactive course via Zoom! You’ll receive the link a few days before the course date so you can get prepared (and excited) ahead of time.

Handy course logistics

  • The course will run via Zoom from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, however, the trainer will be available 15 minutes before and after the course times to answer any questions.
  • You’ll receive mid-morning, lunch and afternoon breaks to re-energise.
  • This course is designed to be interactive and inclusive. We welcome questions and discussions throughout and we want you to be comfortable and stress-free no matter where you join us from!
  • Your course pack includes handouts, an M&S voucher for food, a snack, a pen and a notepad – we’ll send this to you before the day. Please note this is only for UK-based participants, international attendees will receive the pack via email.
  • Additional links and information will be emailed to you before and during the course.
  • This course is also available as an in-house / INSET training session at your school. Contact us for details.

In-House Training

In-House Training

We currently have no upcoming dates for this course - Please contact us for more information or if you would like this course delivered as in-house training.