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Employment law for people managers workshop

Course summary

People managers - whether that is line managers or HR professionals do not need to be employment law experts, but they should hold some high-level knowledge to operate within the law, to recognise emerging issues and escalate to legal advisors where required.

This 2 day workshop provides information and practical activities on key employment law subjects people managers should be aware of.

Course dates and location

This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations. 

Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 16 September, 2020 – 17 September, 2020

This course starts at 10am and will finish by 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then Group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote. 

  • Course outline

    This two day course will cover:

    • Right to work in the UK
    • The contract of employment
    • Working time
    • Absence management
    • Managing performance (& capability procedure)
    • Managing conduct (& disciplinary procedure)
    • Pay decisions
    • Workplace discrimination
    • Duty of care
    • Family friendly rights
    • Handling a grievance
    • Redundancy
    • Ending the employment relationship
    • a year of free support

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for HR professionals and line managers with little or no employment law knowledge.

    The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

  • What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?

    Attendees will be able to:
    • Identify the main legal requirements applicable to managing employees
    • Apply the essential principles that support compliance with employment law
    • Commercially assess responsibilities and rights in the employer/employee relationship
    • Confidently conduct formal and informal employee meetings
    • Apply good practice to day to day people management processes to get the best from employees

  • Other courses to consider

    The Centre offers a wide range of courses to help managers and leaders develop their skills, including: Human Resources: the essentials, Managing underperformance, absence and stress, Supervision skills: managing people and teams, Restructure and redundancy workshop and Appraisal skills

  • Course fee
    • £589 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £654 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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