Employment Law for Managers

Employment Law for Managers

Helping your line managers tackle tricky management scenarios - within the law

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Price: £999 + VAT
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Staff management is a line responsibility. Getting it right – within the current legal environment – is immensely important for all organisations. Getting it wrong can be very damaging – both in the long and short term.

As managers take a more direct role in personnel issues, their need for practical, reliable employment law knowledge is more important than ever. Being able to recognise, and solve, employee relations problems on the line can save your organisation not only time and money, but also prevent unnecessary claims going to employment tribunal and affecting your pocket and reputation.

Highlights include:

Participants will:

  • Become familiar with key elements of workplace law and best practice

  • Understand how to apply your own organisation’s policies and procedures

  • Become better at fulfilling line manager people management responsibilities

  • Develop the confidence to manage effectively within the law

  • Make more effective use of  central HR consultancy resource, without needing to ‘over-refer’

  • Get all employment law related questions answered


Welcome and Introductions

  • Why does employment law matter?
  • Why is it important for organisations and managers to understand employment law?
  • What responsibilities do managers have?


Employment legislation

  • Identifying and understanding current employment legislation
  • Where does the law come from?
  • Basic guidelines for people managers


Dos and Don’ts for People Managers before employment

  • Getting started: the recruitment process
  • Conducting interviews
  • Employment status – what you need to know
  • Creating the employment relationship
  • Contracts of employment: express and implied terms
  • Pre-employment checks


Managing employees within the law

Discrimination and diversity

  • Discrimination and protected characteristics
  • Direct and indirect discrimination
  • Bullying and workplace harassment
  • The Line Manager's role and responsibility

Family rights in the workplace

  • Dealing with maternity and other kinds of family leave, lawfully
  • How to manage flexible working for all staff


Questions for the day



Welcome back          

  • Review of day one
  • Share objectives for today


Discipline, grievance and dismissal

  • Recognising and handling grievances appropriately
  • Confidential complaints: what can/must you do?
  • Managing conflict at work
  • Dealing with word against word allegations: best practice guidance
  • How to discipline and dismiss employees fairly


Terminating the employment relationship

  • Reasons for dismissal – where can it go wrong
  • Wrongful dismissal, Unfair dismissal, Constructive dismissal
  • Avoiding employment tribunals


Difficult issues and challenging situations

Managing performance

  • How do you deal with poor performers?
  • Dealing with the poor performer who is pregnant
  • How do you manage individuals with mental health issues: performance and attendance issues


Case Study: Participants will have the opportunity to apply the law to workplace scenarios in an interactive workplace discussion


Question and answer session

  • Check your understanding – Employment Law Quiz
  • Discuss scenarios relating to you own
  • Seeking advice and keeping up to date with the latest changes in legislation


Close of programme

Sanjiv Ahluwalia

Sanjiv Ahluwalia

Sanjiv Ahluwalia LLM (Employment Law) LLB (Hons) is a member of JSB’s Employment Law Faculty and a practising solicitor.

I have held positions in private practice and local government, and spent five years in the oil industry, working as a legal adviser to two major oil companies.  I was Legal and Commercial Adviser at the Federation of Recruitment and Employment Services (now known as REC) - a trade association for the recruitment industry and subsequently worked as Associate Director of Employment Law Services for JSB.

I am an experienced lecturer, trainer and consultant in employment law and have written widely on legal issues of practical interest and importance to HR specialists and line managers.  I am Legal Editor of the ‘Performance and Wellness Manual’.  I've also undertaken voluntary work for the Free Representation Unit and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and I'm a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

I provide employment law training and consultancy services to a wide range of JSB clients.

This course is designed for those experienced in and new to line management.

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.


etc Venues - Marble Arch

Garfield House
86 Edgware Road
W2 2EA

Tel: 0207 793 4200

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