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Complete Employment Law

Comprehensive masterclass covering all aspects of employment legislation in detail

Participants: Maximum 12
Venue details
London: 9th - 11th December 2019

Price: £1,335 + VAT    
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Complete Employment Law is our most comprehensive employment law training course.

The interactive three-day workshop builds upon participants' understanding of the basic legal concepts to establish a complete picture of key individual and collective rights and responsibilities.

It focuses on preparing delegates to advise on what commonly happens in everyday HR practice, enabling them to assess policies, evaluate procedures and make sound business decisions within the employment law context: for example when drafting contracts, advising on grievance and disciplinary situations, handling dismissals or dealing with trade union recognition and industrial action.

Highly interactive, with an emphasis on case studies, discussion and Q&A, it facilitates the sharing of delegates’ experience with the guidance of a qualified, practising solicitor specialising in employment law. Participants return to work armed with the depth of knowledge and confidence to assess their policies and advise colleagues with assurance.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of all the key areas of employment law. Develop the expertise to assess and evaluate your policies and procedures. Apply employment law to real business scenarios through case study led training. Build the confidence to advise colleagues on the latest employment law and its implementation in line with best practice.

The comprehensive 3-day programme covers:
  • Dismissal
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Redundancy
  • Collective rights
  • Health and safety at work
  • Grievances and discipline
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment status
  • Performance and absence
  • Special contract clauses
  • Employment tribunals
  • Pay and working time

Registration and coffee


Introduction to employment law

  • Examining the nature and focus of employment law
  • Considering the sources of employment law
  • EU law
  • Human rights 

The employment relationship and employment contracts

  • The recruitment process: key dos and don’ts
  • What are the elements of a binding contractual relationship?
  • What are express and implied terms?
  • Changing contract terms
  • Continuity of employment and its importance

Employment status

  • The difference between `employees` and `workers`
  • Temporary workers
  • Part-time workers
  • Fixed-term workers



Pay and working time

  • Working Time Regulations: key rights
  • Holidays and special leave
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Key issues when considering workers` pay
  • Statutory sick pay and deductions

Special contract clauses

  • Probationary periods: monitoring performance and terminating at short notice
  • Confidentiality, competition and restraints
  • Whistleblowing and its practical implications



Discrimination Law

  • Sex and race discrimination: direct and indirect
  • Equal Pay Act: examining the law and the material factor defence
  • Sexual orientation, religion and belief, disability and age discrimination: latest
  • Burden of proof
  • Getting to grips with harassment and discrimination



Grievances and discipline

  • Definitions and concepts
  • When does a “grievance” arise?
  • Handling grievances: best practice guidelines
  • Disciplinary matters: managing procedures and warnings
  • Examining the nature of formal disciplinary hearings
  • The question of “reasonableness”

End of day one


Registration and coffee



  • Termination including constructive dismissal
  • What are acceptable reasons for fair dismissal?
  • What are automatically unfair dismissals?
  • Misconduct outside the workplace
  • Email and internet abuse
  • Unfair dismissal - including Tribunal rules and remedies
  • Settlements and compromise agreements



Performance and absence

  • How should you deal with poor performance?
  • Managing short-term persistent and long-term continuous absence 


  • Defining redundancy and relating legal requirements
  • Individual and collective rights
  • How should you manage redundancies?



Employment Tribunals

  • Time limits and claim and response forms
  • Preparing for the tribunal: collecting relevant evidence
  • Documentation and the tribunal `bundle`
  • Getting to grips with tribunal procedure
  • Dos and dont`s when presenting a case
  • Employment Tribunal Regulations



Collective rights: Trade unions and industrial relations

  • Trade unions and how they work
  • Collective agreements and employee involvement
  • Recognition, rights and members
  • Disputes, strikes and members
  • The European Works Council
  • Information and consultation regulations

End of day two


Registration and coffee


Transfer of undertakings

  • What is the transfer of an undertaking?
  • The new TUPE regulations
  • New obligations to provide employee liability information
  • Who transfers and what obligations transfer?
  • Changing terms and conditions and unfair dismissals



Health and safety at work

  • The employer`s responsibilities and liabilities: common law, statute and tort
  • Protection from stress, harassment and bullying
  • Vicarious liability
  • Personal injuries and reasonable foreseeability
  • Handling stress claims



Family-friendly rights and flexible working

  • Ordinary and additional maternity leave
  • Paternity leave and pay
  • Adoption rights
  • Parental leave and time off for dependents
  • Flexible working
  • Future changes



Family-friendly rights and flexible working continued


End of day three

Kerry Scott-Patel

Kerry Scott-Patel

Kerry Scott-Patel LL.B is a solicitor (non-practising) specialising in employment law.  She designs and delivers training for domestic and international clients, in both the public and private sectors, on all aspects of workplace law.

Kerry has over ten years’ experience as a practising solicitor, first with RadcliffesLeBrasseur in the UK and subsequently with DLA Piper in the Middle East. Based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Kerry had responsibility for growing the firm’s employment law practice with local and international clients.

Kerry has advised both human resources personnel and in-house counsel on matters relating to the drafting of employment documents, management of employees, termination of employment and claims made by current and former employees. She has considerable experience of providing employment support for mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing arrangements and business closures. Kerry is a Member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

“Kerry is a fantastic tutor who engages in a great way! The session was great and due to Kerry's nature seemed to be a meeting of minds among professionals rather than a presentation. Kerry is clearly knowledgeable and passionate and her anecdotal references were fab. The case studies were the best yet and it was refreshing to use a modern day scene to approach some of the questions put to us.”

Sarah Puleston, Regional Personnel Manager - JD Wetherspoon plc

Personnel and HR professionals, employee relations managers, line managers, legal advisers and HR consultants will all benefit from this course.

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Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.


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Face-to-face attendance

The most valuable form of learning delivery continues to be the face-to-face classroom-based event. Engaging with expert speakers and fellow participants in relaxed two-way discussion in a distraction-free environment offers a valuable and practical learning experience.

All JSB programmes take place in top venues in central London and participants report that they greatly value the opportunities that these events provide for learning and networking.

Virtual classroom participation

We frequently welcome participants from overseas to our London events. However, we recognise that HR professionals who are responsible for managing workforces in these countries will not always be able to make the financial and time investment necessary to attend JSB events when they run in London. You will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speaker throughout the event and will get access to the slides and documentation in exactly the same way as those in the room. All you need is a standard domestic broadband connection.

On demand access

Should you find that you can’t wait until the next event on your chosen topic, you can access a full recording of a recent live event. Again, full slides and documentation will be provided. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day. Moreover if the learning is to be of practical value it is often the case that even those who participated on the day welcome the opportunity of accessing the material in the weeks and months following the event. It’s a great way to share content with colleagues too.

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