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Essentials of Employment Law


This comprehensive course will cover, in considerable detail, the essential statutory duties with which an employer must comply. It will also ensure that you are fully up to date with the latest changes brought about by the Coronavirus and other developments in legislation and case law. 

This course is packed with facts, information and practical advice that will help you deal with many tricky workplace situations. 

Who’s it For? 

  • Managers or leaders who would like the confidence and skills to manage within the law and have the tools to make an informed decision on the best way forward.

What’s Covered? 

Intro to Discrimination 

  • Types of discrimination. Understand what discrimination is, how it affects those protected characteristics, your staff, you and your business and how to prevent it as best you can. 

  • Protected characteristics. What are the protected characteristics, who are they protected and how does it affect you. 

Managing Discipline 

  • Misconduct vs gross misconduct. What are these 2 different types of misconduct? What do they mean for your staff, what effect do they have and what procedures are related to them? 

  • Procedural steps. What steps do you need to take in the case of misconduct? Be able to accurately explain the correct procedures and how these would have an effect on you and your business. 


  • Wrongful dismissal – what is it? How does it affect you? Understand what wrongful dismissal is, why it may happen, who it affects and how it affects them. 

  • Constructive dismissal. Understand what constructive dismissal is, how it affects your workforce, why it may happen and how to deal with it. 

  • Unfair dismissal. Be able to confidently explain why this happens, what happens, how to affects people and how to prevent it. 

Managing Capability 

  • Sickness absence. What causes sickness absence, how it affects you and your workforce, how to prevent it and how to deal with it when it happens. 

  • Performance management. What is it? Be able to confidently explain what performance management is, how to apply it and how it affects you and your team. 

  • Reasonable adjustments. What are reasonable adjustments? Why do we need them? Explain why these reasonable adjustments are necessary, give examples and why people may need them. 

Session Benefits 

  • Understand key concepts of discrimination law. 

  • How to protect the business from costly Tribunal claims 

  • How to maintain a positive reputation 

Date & Venue

Date will be agreed once booking has been confirmed.
This training course can be run at your premises or we can provide a training venue.

Contact Details

For more information and costs please contact us on 0345 4599710 or email

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