Changes to family-friendly policies announced in the Queen's speech and decisions by the Supreme Court on retirement are having an impact on employer's policies today. This highly relevant law seminar, lead by Rachel Dineley, Partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP, will make sure you're up to speed on case-law developments in the last year and the changes you should be planning for now.
The only thing which doesn’t change is the speed at which employment law changes. 2012 is no exception with the first stage of employment tribunal reform taken place on the 6th April. This of course includes increasing the qualifying period for unfair dismissal from one to two years, which may mean employers see a rise in discrimination claims instead. We are also awaiting the Government's response to the Modern Workplaces consultation with its focus on reforming family friendly rights among other things.
On top of that, we have very recently received the key judgments from the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court on age- related issues addressing whether and how cost can be taken into account ( in particular in the context of redundancy) and when it may be permissible to require an individual to retire. We will be looking at what practical guidance can be given to employers on when and how they might be able to justify both direct and indirect discrimination. We are also awaiting the Government's response to the Modern Workplaces consultation with its focus on reforming family friendly rights among other things.
Keeping on top of these changes, and understanding the implications of a growing body of case law surrounding the Equality Act should be a priority for employers.
Inclusive Employers and DAC Beachcroft are exactly what you need to provide the latest insights, guidance and examples to keep you up to speed. This intelligent and interactive session will analyse emerging case law, present risk areas for employers and give an insight into what the future holds.Giving you the opportunity to explore how employers are managing in this area and guidance on how to avoid costly and damaging litigation, this seminar is essential for employers of all sizes and from all sectors.
Lead by Rachel Dineley, Employment Law Partner, DAC Beachcroft.
with Ceri Fuller, Associate and Head of Client Training, DAC Beachcroft.
and Rachel Krys, Director, Inclusive Employers.
Admittance to this event is by ticket.