Menzies Law Basic Employment Law course/refresher

We’ve been asked by some clients to provide training on Employment Law basics for some of their new HR employees.  Providing a training course for one or two individuals makes it rather expensive, so instead we are creating a two-part ‘open’ online training course.

Employment Law Basics; 5 hours over 2 online sessions (date TBA)

£250 + VAT per attendee.  Course delivered by Luke and Anne-Marie.

Content of the training:

Day 1.  Pre-employment employment law & the employment law basics  during employment – Part 1

  • The recruitment process – do’s and don’ts
  • The contract – offer, acceptance, express and implied terms,
  • When employment starts, withdrawing offers, cancelling contracts
  • References, health questions and medicals
  • Employment status – employees, workers, casuals, self-employed
  • Part-time work, fixed-term contracts, agency employees
  • Flexible working requests
  • Dependant leave requests
  • Parental bereavement leave
  • Family leave – maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and shared parental leave
  • Email/internet/social media abuse

Day 2. Employment law basics during employment Part 2

  • Discrimination: direct, indirect, associative and perceptive
  • Protected characteristics
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Absenteeism, poor performers and performance management
  • Capability procedures (ill-health, performance)
  • Stress, anxiety, depression
  • Dealing with grievances
  • Dismissing those with less than 2 years’ service
  • Dealing with misconduct (in and out of work)
  • ACAS Code of Practice on D&G
  • Redundancy procedure and dismissals
  • Fair dismissals – procedural fairness, substantive fairness
  • Appeals
  • Wrongful and Constructive dismissal
  • The cost of getting it wrong, compensation levels
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Employment Tribunals and ACAS Early Conciliation

If you’d like one or more members of your team to attend, please get in touch with Lindsey ( / 0117 325 0526).