Event: Employment law training on Sat. 16th March

We are pleased to invite UVW reps and members to employment law training on Saturday 16th of March, facilitated by two excellent barristers who have worked with us in the past:

Mike Sprack (see profile) and Franck Magennis (see profile)

There will be two sessions with lunch & childcare provided. Simply turn up with your membership info at Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ. The nearest tube is Holborn (Google Maps)

SESSION ONE, 1pm-3pm: for trade union reps with prior experience of employment law and tribunals. Mike and Franck will provide information and updates on key areas affecting employees and trade union members. Attendees can also discuss any problems or solutions encountered when bringing cases to tribunals.

Lunch, 3pm-4pm

SESSION TWO, 4pm-6pm: for those new to employment law. Mike and Franck will hold an open discussion about how the law works in practice. There will also be an inclusive discussion about the kinds of issues encountered by workers and trade union representatives in today’s industries.

A summary of the topics to be discussed:

Unfair dismissal -Who can bring a claim -What ‘dismissal’ means -‘Reasons’ and ‘reasonableness’ -Automatically unfair dismissal -Remedies -Trade Union rights and claims -Access to work (s. 137 and 138 of TULRA) -Detriment (s. 146 TULRA) - Dismissal (s. 152 TULRA) -Time off (s. 168 TULRA) -Redundancies (s. 188 TULRA) -Discrimination -Who can bring a claim -Types of claims -Protected characteristics -Direct vs indirect discrimination -Disability -Adjustments -Harassment -Protected acts -Other rights and claims -Minimum wage -Wage protection -Holiday -‘Whistleblowing’ -Flexible working -Litigating -The rules -ACAS and early conciliation -ET1 and ‘Grounds of Complaint’ -ET3 and ‘Grounds of Resistance’ -Preliminary Hearing -Judicial Mediation -Directions -Negotiation -‘Full merits hearing’