Menzies Employment Law Training: Employment Law Basics

Employers whose HR teams understand the basic framework of UK employment law are less likely to find themselves in an employment tribunal. Ensuring your HR team are equipped with a firm foundation in employment law skills is a wise investment.

This course covers the important ‘basic’ law to be aware of at both the pre-employment stage and during employment. It will also help a delegate better understand when taking legal advice would be wise.

Tues 1st and Weds 9th Dec 2020

09.30 to 12.00 on each day

This is an online course

Delivered by dual qualified solicitor and barrister, Luke Menzies, Director of Menzies Law.

Day 1 Pre-employment & employment law basics Part 1

  • The recruitment process
  • The contract
  • When employment starts, withdrawing offers, cancelling contracts
  • Pre-employment checks
  • Employment status
  • Part-time work, fixed-term contracts, agency employees
  • Flexible working & dependent leave requests
  • Parental bereavement leave
  • Family leave in all its forms
  • Email/internet/social media abuse

Day 2. Employment law basics Part 2

  • Discrimination: direct, indirect, associative and perceptive
  • Protected characteristics, harassment and bullying
  • Absenteeism, poor performers and performance management
  • Capability procedures & dealing with misconduct
  • Employee mental health
  • Dealing with grievances
  • Dismissing those with less than 2 years’ service
  • ACAS Code of Practice on D&G
  • Redundancy procedure and dismissals
  • Fair dismissals & dealing with appeals
  • Wrongful & Constructive dismissal
  • The cost of getting it wrong, compensation levels
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Employment Tribunals and ACAS Early Conciliation


£250 + VAT per delegate

Booking & enquiries

Please contact Lindsey Newman
0117 325 0526