Essentials of Employment Law

Course Overview:

Designed for delegates to gain a simple understanding of key current UK employment right and protection.
This course is ideal for those who simply need to know the basics and practicalities in order to conform to current legislation and good practice. Delegates will learn about the fundamentals of employment contracts, discrimination, data protection, maternity leave and other family rights legislation, holidays and sickness, discipline and termination of the contract.

Course Objectives:

The practical implications of:

  • Offering employment and agreeing the terms
  • Changing the terms of employment
  • Discrimination in selection, in employment and on termination
  • Employees’ and potential employees’ data protection rights
  • Maternity rights and leave
  • Other family rights
  • Statutory provisions for holidays and sickness
  • Dealing with discipline, grievance and appeals
  • Bringing the employment to an end

Course Content:

  • The contract of employment and its terms
  • Data protection at work
  • Equal Opportunities and diversity
  • Legislation regarding Family-friendly rights including maternity
  • Paid annual leave
  • Managing absence
  • Discipline, grievance and appeals
  • Termination of the contract
  • Fair and unfair dismissal
  • Employment Tribunals
  • Recent changes in other aspects of the employment law
  • Implications from case law


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