Tanfield Chambers partners with HumanResourcesTV to launch employment law webinar series

26th August 2015

We’re delighted to announce the launch of HumanResourcesTV – a medium for Human Resource professionals and In House Lawyers to gain advice and guidance on a wide variety of employment issues.

There are many factors that contribute to a successful employment relationship, these can, and do go wrong. HumanResourcesTV will be broadcasting webinars that are specially recorded by industry professionals from Tanfield Chambers, to provide relevant employment law advice and strategies.

Webinars are streamed live and on demand. 1 hour of CPD accreditation is available from the SRA and IRPM for viewing the full length of each webinar.

To celebrate the launch of this new service HumanResourcesTV is offering the opportunity to join their 3-week course of 6 webinars at a special rate of £185. Alternatively, you can purchase each webinar individually.

Please visit HumanResourcesTV for more information and to book.

Details of the webinars are as follows:

The Disciplinary Process – Framing Charges & Outcomes

Date: 15th September 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Speaker: Peter Linstead.

When dealing with misconduct, incorrect or inaccurate framing of the charge you put to the employee can cause real problems if the matter ends up in an employment tribunal. This often gets missed as there is so much focus on getting the procedure right. In this session Peter Linstead will provide:

  • A short presentation on why this matters and how to get it right.
  • Discussion on real life case study looking at how charges should be framed in practice

Key learning points:

  • Complications of multiple charges and how decision makers should deal with them
  • Problems caused by old and historical allegations
  • Limiting the evidence to the charge
  • What to give to the employee
  • Is trawling for evidence of misconduct legitimate or unfair?

Price: Standard £35 + VAT Multiple webinar rate £185 + VAT.

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Conscious Uncoupling – A Practical Guide To The Termination Process

Date: 17th September 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Speaker: Stephen Heath

Stephen Heath’s webinar examines the practicalities concerning the termination of the employment relationship. It will consider the various ways in which a contract of employment or other working relationships can be terminated whether consensually or by dismissal. Guidance will be provided about how to deal with approaches to workers with a view to seeking consensual termination with particular emphasis on protected conversations and settlement agreements. The webinar will give a brief overview on the law of unfair dismissal with practical guidance on how to carry out redundancy exercises, and dismissals of workers whose conduct or performance has been unsatisfactory with minimal risk.

Price: Standard £35 + VAT Multiple webinar rate £185 + VAT.

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A How To Guide On Implementing An Effective Grievance Process

Date: 22nd September 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Speaker: Richard Alford

Grievances are often considered to be a point of no return in the employment relationship, but this need not be the case. In this webinar, Richard Alford will look at grievances from a litigator’s perspective, with the aim of giving practical advice on running an effective grievance process that resolves, rather than increases, conflict. Through worked examples and discussion, the webinar will consider the grievance procedure and what it should contain; the importance of being realistic about timescales; avoiding inadvertent victimisation; running investigations and grievance meetings; and feeding back outcomes. The webinar will include advice on how to run your grievance to reduce the risk of the issues raised turning into claims and, where such claims simply cannot be avoided, to reduce the risk of criticism by Tribunal.

Price: Standard £35 + VAT Multiple webinar rate £185 + VAT.

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Crucial Guidance To Sickness & Disability In The Workplace

Date: 25th September 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Speaker: Catriona MacLaren

In this webinar, Catriona MacLaren will take you through a number of scenarios involving members of staff who are off work due to sickness or who are displaying signs of incapacity which may be related to a disability. The aim of the webinar will be to explore various strategies and processes which might hasten resolution of the issues and/or limit the employer’s potential exposure to time-consuming internal procedures or subsequent action through the tribunal system.

Price: Standard £35 + VAT Multiple webinar rate £185 + VAT.

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Essential Ingredients For A Fit For Purpose Redundancy Process

Date: 29th September 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Speaker: Paul Stevenson

Redundancy poses one of the greatest threats to an organisation whether large or small. Emotions run high and tribunal claims are common. It is essential that employers follow a clear roadmap so that in the glare of tribunal proceedings they are in the best position to show that any dismissal was fair. Led by Paul Stevenson, this webinar will consider the essential ingredients of a fit for purpose redundancy process, as considered by tribunals, and some suggestions on how best to protect employers against tribunal claims.

Price: Standard £35 + VAT Multiple webinar rate £185 + VAT.

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The Employment Relationship – How To Use Your Staff Effectively

Date: 1st October 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Speaker: Richard Alford

Richard Alford will look at the different forms of employment relationship and how to use them most effectively. Where do the dividing lines lie between employees, workers and independent contractors? What precisely are zero hours contracts and when can or should they be used? Do agency workers or temps have fewer rights than permanent staff? Through discussion and analysis, this session will look at the pros and cons associated with different employment statuses and how to avoid common pitfalls and tribunal claims. This webinar aims to be interactive and to give delegates an opportunity to share their experiences and questions. The overall aim being to for viewers to become comfortable with an employer’s options in relation to staffing needs.

Price: Standard £35 + VAT Multiple webinar rate £185 + VAT.

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