HR Forum Wednesday, 1 May 2019 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Jack Harrington

Pannone Corporateā€™s HR Forum is a free regular update for employers and HR professionals, featuring sessions on employment case law, legislation and topics of interest to those involved in managing a workforce or dealing with HR issues. In our next HR Forum, we will cover:

Conducting a disciplinary investigation: The starting point when it comes to a fair dismissal for misconduct is the test set out in the 1978 case of British Home Stores Ltd v Burchell: the dismissal will only be fair if the employer believed and had reasonable grounds for believing the employee to be guilty of misconduct and, at the time it held that belief, it had carried out as much investigation as was reasonable. That means carrying out an effective disciplinary investigation is a crucial first step in any disciplinary proceedings. In this session, we will look at the essential components of a fair disciplinary investigation and how to overcome some of the more common problems which may arise in practice, including whether to give notice of an investigation meeting, the right (or not?) to be accompanied, when you can suspend, and how to deal with an investigation which involves criminal conduct.

Health and safety – individuals under the spotlight: When an employee or Director is subject to a criminal investigation, a myriad of tough decisions present themselves to a business seeking to complete its disciplinary process. We will look at some of the practical problems that arise, the difficult choices you may face if presented with this situation and the factors beyond your control that might impact the organisation. Led by Rhian Greaves from our Regulatory team, the session will consider the impact of potential individual criminal liability following a health and safety incident but its application will reach beyond to the full range of criminal offences.

Case Law Update: A summary of some of the more important or interesting decisions coming out of the tribunals and courts in the last few months, including the most recent decisions on holiday pay, disability discrimination, and whistleblowing.
When: Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Where: Innside Manchester, First Street, Manchester
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Time: 8.30am registration, 9.00am start, 12pm close
Cost: Free
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Places will be confirmed approximately 14 days before the event.

We look forward to seeing you!

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