Recruitment – don’t slip up! Employment law update on 13 July 2023
WITH WORKSHOP INCLUDING INTERACTIVE CASE STUDIES
Thursday 13 July 2023 – 10.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
The Barn at Berkeley – M5 (junctions 13/14)
Recruitment plays a crucial part in building a successful and diverse workforce within your organisation. However, there are traps for the unwary. When managing the recruitment process, HR professionals and employers must
- be aware of how to avoid the risk of discrimination claims,
- be up to date with what information that can be requested from candidates and when,
- know how to comply with data protection obligations,
- be alert to the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence; and
- get the documentation right when making a job offer, which is also a vital part of the process.
We are delighted to be returning to The Barn at Berkeley for our update. We will take you through the issues to consider and give you practical guidance on managing and resolving issues that arise at each stage of the recruitment process, starting with advertising the role, and ending with the job offer. We will also guide you through the options if you change your mind after an offer has been made, or if it becomes clear during the probationary period that things are not working out.
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.
10.45 Rupert Scrase – Recruitment – don’t slip up!
- Advertising the role – avoiding the risk of discrimination claims and increasing the diversity of your workforce.
- The selection process – screening, shortlisting and interviews. When should reasonable adjustments be made, when can positive action be taken, and what are the potential risks of using AI?
- Requesting information – Pre-employment health questionnaires, right to work documents and criminal record checks. What information can you ask a candidate to provide, and when?
- The job offer – what should it include? Should the offer be subject to conditions, and the importance of getting the documents right.
- Changing your mind – withdrawing job offers. Is there a financial cost involved?
- When it just isn’t working – dismissal during the probationary period. What are the risks?
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.
14.00 Alexandra Robinson – Round-up of latest developments in employment law, including:
- New employment rights – what do we know about the new employment rights to neonatal care leave and pay; carers leave; and enhanced protection for pregnant employees and new parents?
- Non-compete post-termination restrictions – new Government proposals.
- New guidance for employers – including reasonable adjustments for mental health, reporting of ethnicity pay gap figures and the draft statutory code on ‘fire and re-hire’.
- Harassment by third parties – are employers under a duty to protect employees?
14.30 Alexandra Robinson – Case law round-up, including principles highlighted by cases on:
- Discrimination arising from disability – is an employee’s conduct something ‘arising from’ their disability?
- Without prejudice offers – can they amount to a dismissal?
- Marital status discrimination – what is it and when might it apply?
- Flexible working requests and discrimination – can an offer of a flexible working pattern amount to discrimination, even if it was never applied in practice?
£195 plus VAT per delegate (includes lunch)
FREE for retainer clients of Scrase Employment Solicitors
Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place
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