Introduction to Employment Law


Half day or 1 day

Suitable For

Anyone responsible for managing people or someone in a HR role looking to get a basic understanding of the legal principles involved in good HR relations.


By the end of the course delegates will have:

  • A basic understanding of the 7 key areas of employment law.
  • The confidence to apply that knowledge to common scenarios
  • An appreciation of the risks involved in various people management situation
  • The knowledge to judge when a situation becomes high risk and requires professional advice
  • An understanding of the financial consequences of getting it wrong

Course Content

The aim of the course is to give delegates a basic understanding of the main aspects of employment law:

  • Employment Contracts
  • Equal Opportunities & Discrimination
  • Unfair & constructive dismissal
  • Discipline & Grievance
  • Absence Management & disability
  • Redundancy (optional)
  • Business Transfers (optional)
The workshop does not intend to create experts in these fields, but to provide an understanding and appreciation of the legal framework around modern people management.The workshop is themed around a team quiz that runs through the session. This provides a fun test of existing knowledge on each topic and a chance for delegates to share their own knowledge and experiences.

A number of case studies are also presented which allow the delegates to work in groups, explore the theory and come up with what the outcome would or should have been. They are often greatly surprised!