Employment Law Seminar - Leeds


Please join us on 23rd November, 2017 at Kings Chambers Leeds at an Employment Law Seminar aimed at Local Authorities. Throughout the seminar we aim to navigate through some of the most recent developments in the complex areas surrounding Employment law within Local Authority and consider the practical impact for professionals. 

The seminar will be delivered by the Kings Chambers Employment team. Comprising of 8 practitioners across all levels of seniority, the team includes a number of members who are nationally recognised in the relevant practitioner directories. We offer advisory and advocacy services in the Employment Tribunal, County and High courts as well as disciplinary hearings before professional regulatory bodies. Members of the team also regularly appear in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the higher appellate courts. For details about the Kings Chambers Employment Team, please follow this link.  If you are unable to attend the Local Authority Seminar in Manchester, you are welcome to register for our seminar in Birmingham and Leeds. To register please click one of the links below

- 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 10th of November, Employment Law Seminar at Kings Chambers, Birmingham. 
- 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4th of December, Employment Law Seminar at Kings Chambers, Manchester. 

We hope this seminar will be of interest to you.  If you are unable to attend but would like to nominate others in your firm to attend, then please feel free to do so.  To reserve your place or to make a block reservation, please email seminars@kingschambers.com .

Dealing with the thorny topic of long and short term persistent sickness absence of Local Authority employees

Kings Employment Team will provide an update of how to safely handle the difficult issue of (persistent) short and long term sickness absence, including how to deal with disability related absence, and how to avoid the pitfalls that can trap the unwary employer and create Tribunal risk

How to manage the virtual world in a local authority workplace

This talk will cover the development of the case law relating to the use of social media in the workplace, what a robust social media policy should look like and dealing with potential disciplinary issues arising from the misuse of social media by employees.

Victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 - an update

An over view and update of on the law relating to victimisation under the Equality Act 2010. This talk will focus on an often overlooked area of law, addressing potential pitfalls for employers dealing with both staff who remain employed, as well as those who have left employment. This seminar will identify areas where employers can fall into error and provide tips to help avoid problems before they arise.

Whistleblowing - an update

Many tribunal claims which used to be brought as straightforward unfair or constructive dismissal will now include a claim under the public interest disclosure provisions of the Employment Rights Act.  Focusing on the outcome of Fecitt v NHS Manchester, which led in part to the changing of the legislation relating to whistleblowing claims, this seminar will address what is in the public interest, vicarious liability and the crucial issue of causation. 

Lunch Provided in Chambers
Mock Tribunal

The Employment team will run a mock Employment Tribunal hearing dealing with a local authority employee who alleges that she was unfairly dismissed for requesting time off work to look after her disabled mother. The hearing will be scripted and will cover a number of procedural and substantive legal points that can typically arise during such hearings. We will involve attendees as witnesses, and as panel members. The hearing will be interactive and will allow questions to be posed both during its course, and afterwards in order that the audience can get under the skin of a typical tribunal hearing




23 Nov 2017


Kings Chambers, Leeds


9.00am for a 9:30am start

Seminar ends:

Approximately 16:00



7.5 hours



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