Ed is an experienced speaker and he regularly undertakes training on behalf of clients. Training managers and leaders appropriately can help prevent future claims being brought. Prevention is better than cure, and the feedback Ed has received is outstanding.
Ed covers all aspects of employment law and has particular interest in the Equality Act 2010 and neurodiversity as he is himself neurodiverse. Ed has ADHD and dyslexia, which gives him a unique insight and ability to talk about the neurodiversity issues faced by businesses and employees.
Listed below are the most popular management training programmes. Training programmes are often bespoke, so please get in touch if you need something which does not appear below, or if you would like a mixture of different topics.
Avoiding employment tribunal claims is the ultimate aim although sometimes a claim will arrive. This dismissal, disciplinary and grievance training programme will guide your managers through the procedure which must be adopted when dealing with employee misconduct issues.
The programme is designed to support your existing human resources department, by ensuring that managers leave the course with a firm understanding of their obligations during issues of discipline and grievance. The procedure adopted is key to the dismissal process as a finding of unfair dismissal can be brought by an employee arising out of the procedure alone.
During the programme, your leaders will understand the employee investigation process, what sanctions can be issued following the disciplinary hearing and the appeal process. There will also be a focus on what amounts to an employee grievance, how to manage any conflict as a result of a grievance and what to do if a grievance is well founded – including employee mediation. There’s even practical examples tailored to your business.
Finally, we will touch on what to look out for in the Equality Act, and how issues of discrimination can arise during a disciplinary process and be joined into claims brought for unfair dismissal.
We will consider the Equality Act and the protection it offers to the different groups. Your leaders will then learn how employees obtain Equality Act protection from disability discrimination. We talk about physical and mental impairments, and how the two issues often merge into one. Your leaders will leave with an understanding of physical impairments that may not be obvious, and hidden disabilities such as neurodiverse conditions, PTSD and depression.
The Equality Act can be particularly unforgiving if there is a breach, as employment tribunal compensation is unlimited. It is therefore recommended that your leaders understand equality act obligations and how the risk of discrimination can be managed.
We talk to your leaders about the different types of employment status, including workers and self-employed individuals. We will explain which contract of employment to use and what is required to go into each contract.
Your human resources team and leaders will learn how the Equality Act spans the entire employment relationship, with a focus on interviewing techniques and questions.
Whether an employee is made redundant or dismissed as a result of their poor performance, it is open to an employee to challenge that dismissal in an employment tribunal and claim unfair dismissal. We guide your managers through the dismissal procedure for everything, save for misconduct which is dealt with separately.
We will deal with issues arising out of the Equality Act, which offers protection to all dismissals. We explain how to avoid discrimination when selecting for redundancy, maternity and pregnancy rights plus how health dismissals must be considered in the context of the equality act.
Workplace harassment is something we regularly see as employment law specialists. There are many examples of workplace harassment which have been committed to writing and therefore making it relatively easy for a current or former employee to claim harassment.
We explain to your leaders what amounts to harassment including disability harassment and sexual harassment. We look at how the Equality Act protects people of all genders from a hostile environment and how the employer is liable for the actions of its employees unless they are suitably trained. This is an extremely important topic as there is increasing awareness around inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.