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A practical series of employment law courses covering key employment law and related HR issues brought to you by one of the leading employment law teams in Scotland.
Employment Law Training
Keep up-to-date with the key legal requirements and best practice in the workplace saving your organisation time and money. Our open programme allows organisations to access high quality training for smaller groups or individuals. We offer regular half day and full day courses in our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.
Our courses are designed for business owners, HR professionals, line managers, in-house lawyers, finance team members, charity trustees and board appointees seeking an understanding of, or an update on, specific selected areas. The maximum group size is 10 delegates.
All of our courses have a very practical focus, drawing on our many years of experience of advising both employers and employees on these matters and appearing before Employment Tribunals.
This one day course is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of key areas of employment law to assist with dealing with day to day issues that arise in the workplace whilst ensuring that risk is managed appropriately with a view to avoiding costly disputes or Employment Tribunal claims.
Between 1 October 2018 and 31 December 2018, the Home Office issued fines of nearly £8 million to employers who had breached right to work rules. This course will cover compliance with right to work checks, how to protect your organisation against fines, employing workers from outside the EU and practical tips on how to engage with your existing EU workers and monitor registrations under the Settled Status scheme. We will also look at some of the possible future immigration routes and how these could be used in future recruitment.
Claims for discrimination are uncapped with six and even seven figure sums having been awarded by Tribunals in the past few years. This course will provide an overview on discrimination law as well as providing practical tips and red flags to avoid when recruiting, managing and dismissing.
This can be one of the most challenging workplace issues for employers. We will look at the legal framework and provide you with practical tips on handling employees who can't or won't do the job. This will include looking at tricky issues that can arise during the performance management process including grievances, sickness absence, disability issues and reasonable adjustments.
Collectively, sickness absence costs UK employers billions of pounds each year. We will help you understand how to best manage short and long term sickness absence including practical tips on how to navigate the legal risks, particularly where disability-related absence is involved.
This session will support you in dealing effectively and efficiently with disciplinary and grievance issues. Topics covered will include techniques to avoid matters escalating, short service dismissals, when and how to suspend, effective workplace investigations, conducting hearings, tricky issues and practical tips.
£249 plus VAT per delegate for a half day course (Early bird rate - £195 plus VAT).
£150 plus VAT per delegate for a 2 hour lunch & learn course (Early bird rate - £125 plus VAT).
£495 plus VAT per delegate for a full day course (Early bird rate - £395 plus VAT).
Price includes a copy of the slides and a handout with practical tips.
* Early bird rate available for any bookings at least 3 weeks before the course date.
* 10% reduction available for registered charities.
* 15% reduction available for second delegate from the same organisation booked on the same course on the same day.
Our half day courses run from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Our lunch & learn courses run from 12pm to 2pm.
Our full day course runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm with lunch included.
How to book
You can book a place on one or more of our sessions by emailing your details and preferred session(s) to Jennifer Robertson and making the relevant payment via SagePay on our website here, referencing "ELTcourse" (please let Jennifer know if you need us to issue a receipt to confirm payment).
* Payment is required in advance of attendance. Cancellations more than 10 working days before the course start date will be refunded or an alternative course can be booked. Cancellations less than 10 working days before the date of the course will not be refunded but delegates can re-book on a course at a later date.
"The small group meant Karen tailored it to the participants’ needs. It was one of the best training events I have ever attended."
“Very informative – good flow of questions. Karen was very good at explaining complex issues and answered questions very well.”
“The content of the course was extremely interesting. Gaining an insight into law from a business perspective was challenging but eye opening and the way the course was structured meant the topic was easily understood.”
“Very easy to listen to, very approachable, became part of the group.”
“Really enjoyed the training session. Everything was covered that I'd hoped for and more. Really nice number in group and felt comfortable asking questions."
“Smaller session meant we could ask personal work questions and examples."
“Very informative and interesting, thoroughly enjoyed. Would attend events in future if available."
‘Morton Fraser’s partnership and strategic understanding of our organisation during a significant period of change for us is exceptional and their ability to provide pragmatic and risk managed advice is superb.‘
Legal 500 2020/21
‘Exceptional service. Provided honest, truthful advice. Left me with total confidence in advice given.‘