Advanced Employment Law

Practical Guidance for HR professionals or experienced Managers

The Advanced Employment Law course is for experienced HR practitioners/Line Managers who wish to update and review their existing skills and knowledge. Previous knowledge and experience of employment law is required.

Course overview:

The Advanced Employment Law Workshop is a 2-day course which provides a detailed review and discussion of key aspects of employment law, focusing in depth on recent changes in the law and the latest Case Law. Practical exercises, using actual case studies from the Courts, are used throughout the programme.

Course benefits:

By the end of the Advanced Employment Law Workshop, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a thorough knowledge of key aspects of employment law
  • understand, consider and apply complex areas of law to your organisation’s issues


Opening discussion:  Latest tribunal statistics; claim levels; compensation. Nature of claims.

European developments

  • Agency Workers Regulations 2010; implementation October 2011
  • Equality Act 2010; impact on Employers. Positive discrimination; discrimination by “association”; medical questionnaires etc
  • Working time – holiday case law and holiday entitlements
  • What’s on the horizon?

Discrimination and equal opportunities

  • age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, – latest case law and interpretation.
  • Retirement and removal of the Statutory Retirement provisions

Parental rights and flexible working

  • maternity, paternity, adoption and parental rights. Changes to Flexible Working and the latest Shared Parental rights. Latest developments and case law.

Contracts – latest developments

  • employment status
  • part-timers
  • fixed-term contracts
  • trust and confidence
  • variation of contract.

Dismissals – latest developments

  • unfair, wrongful and constructive dismissal
  • tribunal statistics and compensation
  • alternative dispute resolution.
  • very latest in case law on unfair dismissals; notice periods; gross misconduct

Transfer of undertakings

  • new cases
  • the impact of 2006 regulations
  • contracting-out and outsourcing (change of service provision)
  • practical TUPE issues.

Business re-organisation and redundancy

  • Business organisation and redundancy – current cases, key essentials.