Chattertons Solicitors Banner Image

Employment Law Training

Training is a valuable resource especially in the world of employment law which can be a minefield. Staff need reminding of the importance of core policies and procedures and managers need guidance on how to implement and conduct these policies and procedures. It is not enough to issue a policy at the outset of employment and expect employees to adhere to it for years to come, or to presume managers have the right level experience to conduct a process properly.  

Interactive training can really make a difference. It relays the right message and builds into your core values. It will also reduce employment tribunal claims and may offer you a defence when things go wrong and you become vicariously liable for the actions of your management team, employees and workers.

At Chattertons, we have one of the largest Employment law teams in Lincolnshire.  Every member of our team is a specialist within the field of Employment law and has a wealth of experience and expertise in dealing with Employment related matters. Where a business requires other specialist topics to be covered, Chattertons has a variety of specialists to call upon, such as Immigration experts for those businesses requiring training on workplace visas and immigration related issues.

Our training is practical and informative, and encourages participant interaction to ensure it is both engaging and enjoyable. We can offer a variety of sessions be it half or full days or just a couple of hours to act as a refresher.

Popular topics with example formats include:

Discipline & Grievances

  • Acas Code
  • Suspension
  • Investigation
  • Drafting allegations and the disciplinary hearing letter
  • Outcomes
  • Appeals
  • Common Mistakes
  • Case Law – recent decisions

Grievances

  • Acas Code
  • What constitutes a grievance?
  • Informal vs formal process
  • Grievance Invitation
  • Grievance Hearing
  • Outcome
  • Appeals
  • Case Law – recent decisions

Equality in the Workplace

  • Bullying
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Victimisation
  • How to recognise inappropriate behaviour in the workplace
  • Banter
  • Zero-tolerance
  • How to handle complaints
  • Reasonable steps defence

Recruitment & the Employment Contract

  • Right to work in the UK
  • DBS Checks
  • Cautions and Convictions
  • Pre-health Questionnaires
  • When to issue a written statement of terms and what it should include
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • The importance of the Induction

Further training packages might include:

  • Performance Management
  • Data Protection (GDPR) in the employment context
  • Family Leave and Flexible Working requests
  • Holidays and Sickness

We are able to tailor-make bespoke training packages to meet your business' particular needs.

For details on our all our training packages and to receive a bespoke proposal, please contact us and someone from our friendly Employment team will be in touch.