Patrons offer essential employment law tips

23 February 2017

Chamber patrons Pinsent Masons offered essential employment law tips for SMEs at the latest Growth Through People fringe event.

Employment partner Jonathan Coley (pictured) and employment solicitor Amy Hextell took part in an interactive session with SME representatives.

The session focused on the key elements of employment law that SME business leaders should be aware of throughout the lifespan of an employee, from recruitment to leaving the organisation.

Topics included recruitment, managing performance, managing absence, disability, discrimination and bullying, grievances, disciplinary action and ending employment.

Each delegate received an information pack with useful tools and guidance for improving processes within their organisation.

Elliot Mason, GBCC policy and patronage advisor, said: “Employment law can be one of those topics that it is difficult to get people excited about.

“However, this session provided an engaging, practical look at the most frequently arising issues that can affect business leaders.

“Employment tribunals can be lengthy, expensive affairs so it is extremely important that all business leaders develop at least a basic understanding.  

“Nevertheless, rather than just focussing on how to avoid tribunals, our fantastic speakers were able to highlight the ways in which complying with employment law can lead to more diverse, more engaged, and more productive organisations.”

 

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