March 17, 2022

Spring employment law update: Birmingham

  • Start time: 9 a.m.
  • Update / In person
  • The Grand Hotel, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BS
  • Price : Complimentary

In this legal update, employment experts Benedict Gorner and Merran Sewell, will discuss recent and proposed legal developments and provide a valuable, and much-missed, opportunity for HR practitioners to share challenges and experiences with their peers. 

As ever, the update will be practical, interactive and encourage peer-to-peer networking and learning.

Combining the content from the legislation and case-law webinars into one single event, this will be a great opportunity for HR practitioners to get together in person and get fully up to speed on everything that is happening in the world of employment law. 

What will we cover?

Legislative developments on the horizon, including:

  • A new duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment
  • A right to ‘carer’s leave’ and ‘neonatal leave and pay’
  • An extension of the right to request flexible working
  • COVID 19: the current position regarding sick pay and self-isolation and learning points from recent case law
  • Compulsory vaccination – the legal considerations
  • Increased compensation limits for Tribunal claims

Key case law developments, including:

  • Businesses that use contractors may face holiday claims stretching back years – Smith v Pimlico
  • Employers facing risk of big financial penalties for short cutting collective bargaining – Kostal v Dunkley
  • The fairness of dismissals for bringing repeated frivolous grievances – Hope v BMA
  • HR1 Forms and criminal prosecution risks – R v Forsey and Palmer
  • Did Twitter outrage at online posts justify dismissal – London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham v Keable
  • Misconduct or health issue: the importance of investigations – Daley v Vodaphone Automotive Ltd
  • Directors may not always have employment rights – Rainford v Dorset Aquatics