Welcome to the Autumn edition of the Employment Law Update.
As the year draws to a close and we near Christmas, it is a good time to look back on the interesting events our team have hosted over the last few months. Our Mock Employment Tribunal in September was a great success, providing delegates with insight into how an Employment Tribunal operates using a fictional scenario, barristers’ cross-examination of witnesses, and a final judgment explained to the audience. At our HR Coffee Break, we were joined by the Head of the Business Immigration team, Tanya Goldfarb, to discuss key immigration considerations for employers in relation to Right to Work checks. If you missed out, watch the webinar on demand here, or listen to it as a podcast.
There are tough times ahead given the Chancellor’s Autumn statement and the deepening cost of living crisis. Some businesses will no doubt have to make tough decisions, which may include making redundancies to ensure their business survives. Whatever difficult decisions have to be made, employers should also consider any alternative options (if feasible) to avoid redundancies, and should be as open as possible with staff, where appropriate. Listen to our ‘Let’s have a conversation about… redundancy‘ podcast below that sets out useful points to bear in mind.
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Let’s have a conversation about… menopause
We discuss how employers should handle menopause in the workplace to ensure the retention of staff.
Let’s have a conversation about… redundancy
Unfortunately, redundancies are a fact of commercial life. We look at what employers should keep in mind when making staff redundant.
The relationship between ss15 and 20 EA claims and unfair dismissal claims
We look at the case of C Knightley v Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  EAT 63; November 2021 and its impact.
Let’s have a conversation about… performance
We outline five key points to keep in mind when dealing with performance-related issues.
Right to Work checks – what you need to know
We discuss changes to Right to Work checks, what these mean in practice, and what steps employers should now be taking as a result.
HR Coffee Break | Key immigration considerations for employers
We recently held our latest HR Coffee Break webinar in collaboration with the Bindmans LLP Business Immigration team.
Following the recent changes to Right to Work checks and the increased digitalisation of the immigration system, we discussed key considerations for employers, HR practitioners and compliance officers in relation to these changes.
Watch the webinar recording on demand here.