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Employment Law for Line Managers

CIPD Training
Course summary
Length: 1 day
Location: London
Provider: CIPD Training plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Course Description

Employment Law for Line Managers Course

Employment Law for Line Managers - 1-day course by CIPD training

This 1-day Employment Law for Line Managers course is designed to provide line managers with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage workplace issues in a confident and compliant manner.

The practical programme provides a comprehensive overview of the key areas of employment law and their implications for day-to-day situations in the workplace. By the end of the training, you will thus have the ability to:

  • Understand the main principles of employment law
  • Understand how employment law influences workplace decisions
  • Address day-to-day scenarios according to legal best practice
  • Resolve workplace issues in a fair, compliant manner

The course can also be tailored to organisational needs and delivered in-house for groups of staff.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for line managers or those with supervisory responsibilities who would like a better understanding of employment law. No prior knowledge of employment law is required.

Training Course Content

Before employment

  • the recruitment process - do's and don'ts
  • the contract – offer, terms, clauses, express and implied terms
  • immigration and vetting and barring
  • references and medicals, what to be aware of
  • pitfalls to avoid

During employment

  • contractual issues
  • employment status
  • dealing with part-time, agency and fixed-term contract workers

Good working practices

    • discrimination and protected characteristics
    • direct and indirect discrimination
    • harassment and bullying in the workplace
    • compensation levels
    • family matters - maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave, flexible working requests

    Difficult issues – a practical approach

    • Short and long-term absenteeism
    • poor performers
    • stress
    • email/internet/social media misuse
    • misconduct in and out of work
    • acting fairly and reasonably

    Grievances and discipline

    • what the law requires, the Acas Code of Practice, best practice, the right to be accompanied
    • applying your organisation’s procedures
    • what happens on appeal?


    • what is wrongful, unfair and constructive dismissal?
    • reasons for dismissal
    • the cost of getting it wrong

    Employment tribunals

    • what are they?
    • being a witness
    • settling out of court.
    • ACAS conciliation
    • Settlement agreements


    Course fees are as follows:

    • Non-member: £545+ VAT
    • Member: £490 + VAT

    In-house Training

    This course can also be run in-house, where the content can be tailored to suit organisational needs, providing a cost-effective solution to group training needs.

    Provider: CIPD Training

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