General Employment Update

Repeated from East Midlands


Theme: Employment and HR

17 October 2018, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Bevan Brittan Birmingham


Presented by Bevan Brittan and Freeths

Course overview

This session will cover recent case law and legislative developments of interest to HR and legal practitioners. This informal training session will enable discussion and questions throughout.

Suitable audience:

HR managers and in house legal with HR/employment law responsibilities

Overview and topics to be covered include:

Recent cases in the following areas:

Disability discrimination:
• Perceived disability
• Occupational health reports
Workers status and the gig economy
Employee surveillance
• Monitoring e-mails
Data breaches
Communication of dismissal and effective dates of termination
Reorganisations and redundancies:
• Collective consultation
• Acceptance of change by silence
Holiday Pay
• Casual workers who have never received holiday pay
• Calculation for term-time workers
• Voluntary overtime
• Enhanced Shared Parental Pay
Time spent on standby
• National Minimum wage for sleep-ins
• Working time issues
• What is in the public interest?

Legislative developments

• Repeal of Employment Tribunal fees
• Tax treatment of payments in lieu of notice

Interactive elements

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice
B2 Legal research

Presenter profiles:

Ashley Norman, Bevan Brittan is an employment law specialist with particular experience in the healthcare, local government, education, social housing, financial institutions and retail markets. He specialises in managing discrimination disputes and has handled many substantial race and disability claims for clients. Ashley’s experience ranges from internal disciplinary and grievance levels, up to representing matters in the Court of Appeal.

James Gutteridge, Bevan Brittan advises both public and private sector employers in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment and HR matters.

David Potter, Freeths is an experienced employment lawyer who mainly acts for employers in both the private and public sectors. He deals with all aspects of employment law and practice; including strategic advice, reviews of policies, and procedures and contracts of employment. David is recognised as an “Elite Leading Lawyer” in Employment by The Legal 500.

Matt McBride, Freeths has over fifteen years of experience of advising on employment law issues in the public and private sector. He also provides a wide range of training to lawyers and managers.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.