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Current developments in employment law - increasing regulatory and reputational pressures?

Who should attend

This course is aimed at experienced HR professionals and in-house lawyers. It is assumed that delegates have a working knowledge of employment law.

Synopsis

Join our experienced employment lawyers online for this summary of the latest employment law developments and practical implications. As whistleblowing grows, in part due to the pandemic, we consider the latest trends and how employers should respond. Regulatory and reputational pressures on businesses to demonstrate that they are responsible employers are also increasing, from government naming and shaming to new disclosure duties.

We summarise the risks and challenges associated with this new expectation of transparency. After a round-up of the latest immigration news, the session ends with a review of recent case law and government policy developments and what they mean for the workplace.

Programme

09.30 start; 11:30 close.

Whistleblowing update

  • pressures to strengthen the law
  • latest trends and case law

Transparency in the workplace

  • employer accountability: to employees and the public
  • risks and challenges
  • future developments, including:
    • new naming and shaming
    • diversity, harassment
    • restrictive covenants
    • modern slavery
    • ESG (environmental, social and governance)

Latest immigration developments 

Case law developments

  • recent and upcoming key caselaw including:
    • Steel v Stormsure - interim relief in discrimination claims
    • Forstater v CGD Europe - 'gender critical' beliefs
    • safety concerns and Covid - recent caselaw
    • Kostal v Dunkley - changing collective terms
    • Smith v Pimlico Plumbers - holiday pay

A look ahead: the latest Covid news, plus upcoming legislative policy developments

Please note that a comfort break will be provided part way through this session.

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