Scrase Law Employment Solicitors

Artificial Intelligence in the workplace. Employment law update on 1 February 2024


THURSDAY 01 FEBRUARY 2024 – 10.30 A.M. to 3.00 P.M.

The Barn at Berkeley – M5 (junctions 13/14)

Artificial Intelligence may be increasingly used by employers to simplify or streamline their recruitment and HR processes.  This may bring advantages, including saving time and resources.  However, with increased reliance on AI technology, there are also risks that can be a trap for the unwary.  In our update, we will be exploring some of the issues employers should have in mind when relying on AI in the workplace and how to manage the risks that can arise. 

Delegates will then have a full opportunity during our interactive workshop to build on their knowledge by discussing the practical aspects of the issues that have been raised.  This will include case studies, based on scenarios that can arise on a day-to-day basis, guided by our team of specialist employment solicitors.

We will also be examining the latest developments in employment law with a round-up of recent case law.


10.30    Introduction.

10.45    Rupert Scrase – Artificial Intelligence in the workplace

  • AI – a summary of what artificial intelligence is and what it does (and doesn’t) do.
  • AI and the employment relationship – when AI might be used by employers, including during recruitment, generating documents, performance management and monitoring of remote workers. 
  • AI and the legal implications – consideration of issues including confidentiality, data protection obligations, discrimination and unfair dismissal.
  • AI and risk management – what steps can employers take to manage the risk involved in the use of AI in the workplace?

11.45    Coffee

12.00    Sally Rogers – Interactive workshop.

  • A great opportunity for interactive discussion with other HR professionals and our team of experienced employment solicitors.
  • Using case studies, we will be exploring scenarios that can arise on a day-to-day basis involving the issues that have been raised.
  • Delegates build on their knowledge and share experience of best practice with other employers and HR professionals.

13.00    Lunch

14.00    Alexandra Robinson – Round-up of latest developments in employment law, including:

  • Holiday leave and pay – where are we now?  Implications of the latest case law and new legislation.
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace – what does the new statutory duty mean for employers?
  • Requesting predictable working – what are the new rules?
  • Flexible working requests – do you need to update your policies?
  • Updated ICO guidance for employers – are you up to date with data protection guidance?

14.30    Alexandra Robinson – Case law round-up, including principles highlighted by cases on:

  • Making reasonable adjustments for job applicants – a reminder of your obligations.
  • Pregnancy related dismissals – considering the motivation of the decision maker.
  • Harassment – what does an employee have to show?
  • Resignation in the ‘heat of the moment’.

15.00    Close

Booking information

£225 plus VAT per delegate (includes lunch)

FREE for retainer clients of Scrase Employment Solicitors

Please contact us to book a place 

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