Employment Law Update | Changes Coming in 2022 and 2021 Case Law Review

Whether through new case law or legislative changes, Employment law and HR best practice is constantly evolving. Join our experts for a free end-of-year Employment Law Update to ensure you’re up to speed and prepared for what’s coming next.

During this intensive 90-minute webinar, we’ll be looking ahead to 2022, sharing proposed changes to legislation and anticipated future developments. We’ll also be reflecting on some of the more surprising case law decisions from 2021 and how this impacts your employment policies and practices.

9 December at 10:00 (fully booked)
10 December at 10:00 (spaces available)

Over the past couple of years, the proposed employment bill has fallen by the wayside as workplaces have undergone seismic changes as a result of the pandemic. However, with things slowly returning to normal, we hope to see some legislative progress in 2022.

So what legislative changes are on the cards, and how will these impact your HR processes? Our experts will be explaining everything you need to know and ensuring you leave with practical takeaways you can implement into your own organisation.

We’ll also be discussing the government’s National Disability Strategy published in July this year. The strategy purportedly incorporates all aspects of a disabled person’s life and therefore includes proposals which are relevant to the employment relationship. Acas has already launched an advice hub for employers, and the government is currently consulting on both unpaid carers’ leave and making flexible working the default, two factors they closely connect with better working conditions.

As well as preparing you for what’s to come, our experts will be engaging in a deep-dive discussion around the more controversial outcomes of recent case law, which in some cases challenge the wording of the Equality Act. With discrimination due to sex, religion, belief and gender identity increasingly in the spotlight, we’ll be sharing the key missteps both employers and claimants have made in recent cases to help you avoid similar scenarios.

Led by Employment Law and HR Training Manager Lorna Gemmell and Employment Law Solicitor Rebekah Page, this free 90-minute webinar will cover:

Proposed employment bill: The introduction of a single labour enforcement agency | Passing on all tips and service charges to employees | Introduction of leave for neonatal care | Making flexible working the default | Plus, other key proposals which are awaiting further response

Sexual harassment: Introduction of statutory duty | New EHRC Code of Practice | Third party harassment protections | Timescale for Tribunal claims

National Disability Strategy: New Acas advice hub and guidance for employers | Improving the Access to Work scheme and introducing “adjustment passports” | Giving employees the right to unpaid carers’ leave | Consultation on workplace reporting

Making flexible working the default: Day-one right | Considering alternatives | Temporary requests | Changes to administrative processes and grounds for refusal

Recent case law: Interesting cases relating to alleged discrimination on the grounds of sex, disability, religion and belief | Why a recent indirect discrimination claim succeeded even though the claimant didn’t themselves have the relevant protected characteristic

At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions specific to your organisation on the employment law changes coming into play next year. We invite you to think about any urgent queries you might like to ask our experts ahead of time – you can submit these via the registration form.

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