EL/01: Employment Law Update

Employment Law Update

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Autumn 2014

Once again we have had a fast moving and important year for employment law with significant new legislation and important case law coming from both domestic and European courts. This update is an opportunity to review the key issues that affect your organisation, with plenty of opportunity for questions and debate. The emphasis is on the practical lessons to be learned from the year’s developments.


This Autumn, our typical employment law update will cover:

Welcome and introduction

  • Identifying the key issues

Employment Tribunal reform

  • The new fee regime
  • Early conciliation
  • How do these changes affect your risk management?

Transfer of Undertakings

  • Recent amendments to the TUPE Regulations
  • Latest case law on identifying transfers
  • Introducing post-transfer changes
  • Changes in location and ‘ETO’ reasons

Contracts and working time

  • Issues around employment status
  • Changing terms and conditions
  • Calculating holiday pay
  • Time spent ‘on call’

Families and flexible working

  • The new right to request flexible working
  • Shared Parental leave – preparing for the new regime
  • Maternity leave and sex discrimination
  • Contractual maternity and paternity pay

 Discrimination round-up

  • Direct and indirect discrimination
  • Harassment and victimisation

Age discrimination

  • Redundancy selection
  • Early retirement
  • The defence of justification

Disability discrimination

  • Defining disability
  • Discrimination ‘arising’ from a disability
  • The duty to make reasonable adjustments
  • Disability discrimination and sickness absence

Terminating employment

  • Collective redundancy consultation
  • Wrongful v unfair dismissal
  • Conducting a reasonable investigation
  • Constructive dismissal
  • The right to be accompanied at a disciplinary hearing
Our employment law update is constantly changing to reflect the latest developments in case law and legislation. This programme is just a sample of the issues that can be covered