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Employment Law Outline

Course overview

The one-day workshop provides an overview of the key areas of Employment Law.

The two-day workshops encompasses the above in more depth and challenges individuals to work through a series of case studies and scenarios.

Course duration

1 or 2 days

Delivery method

Flexible (Online/Classroom)


Closed company course: £1,300 per day - maximum 10 people

Suitable for

This theory based course is suitable for anyone who requires a greater understanding of employment law and the correct business processes to follow.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will have an understanding of regulations and appropriate behaviours in the workplace, what employers can expect from employees and the rights of employees in the workplace.

Course content

Fundamentals of basic Employment Law:

  • Understanding the origins of employment law
  • Contracts of employment – overview of the intent to create a legal relationship
  • Changing or varying a contract of employment
  • Employee or contractor? What is the difference?
  • Employment particulars
  • Restrictive covenants
  • The recruitment process

Maintaining the Employee Relationship:

  • Employee status – full time; part time; fixed term; zero hours
  • Agency workers
  • Expectations of the employee and the employer
  • Statutory and day one rights
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Managing performance

Discipline and Grievance – Dealing with Difficult Issues:

  • Dealing with conduct and behaviour
  • How to manage capability - poor performance and absenteeism
  • Handling employee grievances

Discrimination Law:

  • What is meant by discrimination?
  • The Equality Act 2010

Terminating the Employment Relationship:

  • Establishing the reasons for dismissing staff
  • What is constructive, wrongful and unfair dismissal
  • Fair dismissal
  • Redundancy


  • The role of ACAS in early conciliation

Employment Tribunal:

  • Changes to employment tribunals
  • What to expect at a tribunal
  • Remedies

Case Studies:

  • Delegates will be given a number of case studies relating to various aspects of an employee’s conduct and behaviour, capability and discriminatory acts
  • All scenarios are based on actual cases of employment tribunals
  • The aim of each case study is to ensure delegates have a thorough understanding of the various types of cases heard at a tribunal and the subsequent outcomes

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

Delegates must have the following equipment to attend this training remotely:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • An email account for file sharing

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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