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HR legal update

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This HR legal update training is aimed at HR professionals and in-house lawyers with a specialist interest in employment law.


A new Prime Minister and the Halloween Brexit deadline will have repercussions for employers. Two Supreme Court cases, covering employer responsibility for employee data breaches and whistleblowing, raise really challenging issues for HR. And some recent ‘hot topic’ judgements have interesting implications, including cases on equality of agency worker terms, perception and disability discrimination, restrictive covenants and holiday pay / voluntary overtime.

Ethnicity pay reporting will be an even bigger challenge to employers than gender pay. A new sexual harassment code of practice, further protections for new mums, IR35 responsibilities, restricted use of NDAs and proposed new rights for casual workers also need to be thought through. It may have been a quiet time for new employment law for a while, but all seems set to change from this Autumn. 


09.00 registration and coffee, 09.30 start

Recent cases (and some in the pipeline)

  • Royal Mail v Jhuti (SC): manipulation of decision-makers and whistleblowing protection
  • CCOO v Deutsche Bank SSE (CJEU): monitoring hours of work
  • Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey (CA): perceived disability and discrimination
  • Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley (CA): changing T's and C's in unionised workplaces
  • Tillman v Egon Zehnder (SC): enforceability of non-compete clauses
  • updates on data breach, status, agency workers and holiday pay case law

Ethnicity pay reporting

  • compulsion, voluntary or anticipated?
  • data complexity: importance of early preparation
  • how to encourage self-disclosure?

Private sector IR35 clampdown

The "B" word, immigration and continuing EU law

  • communicating with your employees
  • salary caps
  • three new EU Directives that may still be implemented

New developments

  • Good Work Plan update: supporting families;casual worker rights; single labour market enforcement body
  • bereavement leave for parents
  • sexual harassment: new code of practice and NDAs
  • gender equality: roadmap for change
  • redundancy protection for new mothers
  • reducing ill health-related job losses: Government consultation

13.00 close, followed by lunch

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Advanced employee investigations skills training


Each briefing will be delivered by two trainers.

Cost: £275

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 5%

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