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2 days

What is this course about?
This course is designed for newly appointed HR / Personnel Assistants, or Managers in SME’s responsible for day-to-day HR issues. It will take delegates through everything they need to know about the key law affecting their work and to bring them up to date with new law on discrimination, maternity, ‘work/life’, data protection/monitoring and discipline/grievance.

Key topics covered

  1. The UK legal system and employment law
  2. Contracts of employment
  3. Express and implied terms of the contract
  4. Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  5. Working time developments
  6. Discrimination law
  7. Recruiting new employees
  8. The ‘family friendly’ approach

Who would benefit?

  • Newly appointed HR / Personnel Assistants
  • Managers in SME’s responsible for day-to-day HR issues

By the end of this 2 day course, participants will be able to:-

  • Outline the key legal aspects of employing people
  • Issue ‘safe’ employment contracts and statements of terms and conditions of employment
  • Identify the main requirements of disciplinary and grievance procedures – statutory or customised
  • Ensure compliance with the Working Time Regulations
  • Outline the relevant aspects of current discrimination law
  • Recruit staff within the law
  • Identify the law and procedures relating to family friendly working rights


Key topics covered

1. The UK legal system and employment law

  • UK employment law – how it affects Personnel / HR issues
  • Sources of advice

2. Contracts of employment

  • ‘Worker’ or employee?
  • Employment contracts
  • Statements of terms and conditions of employment
  • Continuous employment
  • Contractual and non contractual terms
  • Making changes
  • Express and implied terms of the contract

3. Disciplinary and grievance procedures

  • The ACAS code of practice
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Statutory disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Getting the paperwork right
  • Dealing with absence

4. Working time developments

  • The regulations
  • The health and safety implications
  • The future for opt outs
  • Employing young people
  • Atypical workers – part time or casual workers

5. Discrimination law

  • Equal opportunity and diversity
  • Sex, sexuality, race, religion / belief, disability discrimination
  • Other types of discrimination
  • Part time workers and fixed term contracts
  • Bullying and harassment issues

6. Recruiting new employees

  • Discrimination and other law in recruitment
  • The recruitment process
  • Job descriptions and specifications
  • Medicals, references, DBS checks
  • Illegal working
  • Data protection
  • The offer of employment

7. The ‘family friendly’ approach

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay rules
  • Applications for flexible working
  • Time off for dependants
  • Parental leave

In-company training

Are you interested in running this course for your team or organisation?

This programme can be delivered on a date of your choice and at a location of your choice, in other words exactly where and when you need it!

From the outset we will provide you with expert advice and you will be assigned your own personal training adviser who will stay with you throughout the process. Every team is different so we will provide you with a tailored training programme, designed around your team’s needs and focused on your desired outcomes.

All courses are followed up by a full training evaluation report and certificates of learning for each delegate. For groups of up to 12 delegates per course, our in-company training is a very cost-effective way to develop your people and improve team performance.

Get in touch today for a full quotation to suit your budget. To discuss your requirements in more detail with one of our friendly advisers please call on 0845 130 5714 or email one of the team at Alternatively you can complete the short contact form below.

Getting in Touch

If you would like to discuss your employment law training requirements with someone on the phone, please call us on 0845 130 5714 and you will be put straight through to one of our friendly advisers who will be pleased to assist you further.

Alternatively if you would prefer you can email us at or fill out our simple online contact form below and one of the team will get straight back to you.

If the exact solution does not already exist in our portfolio we will design something specifically for you.