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In today’s workplace, it is a requirement that managers understand and be familiar with employment laws because acting within the law, following the company’s policies, and avoiding liability are all an essential part of any manager’s responsibilities. This one day course introduces the wide-ranging topic of employment law, dispels any myths and shows managers how they can create a professional environment where all parties share and understand each others’ expectations in the workplace. The course explores why relationships at work sometimes go wrong and addresses key areas of legislation to enable managers to be confident in their approach whilst understanding the important concepts of fairness and reasonableness.
The course starts with an exploration of the employment relationship and how or when to change agreed contractual terms. Managers will gain a thorough understanding of the different types of discrimination that can occur in the workplace and how to create a fair and respectful working environment. Other key areas covered are the dismissal and appeal process, discipline and grievance procedure, and how to deal with sickness absence. Specific legal cases are studied and discussed in order to enable delegates to grasp the spirit as well as the letter of the law.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
• Fully understand the essentials of employment law and the employment relationship
• Confidently set out expectations with their team
• Deal confidently with any problems which may arise – and decide if a formal or informal approach is necessary
• Minimise the use of any formal procedures which are time-consuming and can create friction and ultimately increase attrition rates
• Create a fair environment and increased consistency in decision-making
• Identify and eradicate discrimination