HR Matters in Brighton - 9 February 2017

Published: 09 Jan 2017

HR Matters is a bimonthly HR Forum for business owners, HR Managers, Directors and employees responsible for personnel issues, who work in any sector. Fiona Martin, Director and Head of Employment Law coordinates HR Matters and promotes best practice.

HR Matters is a bimonthly HR Forum for business owners, HR Managers, Directors and employees responsible for personnel issues, who work in any sector.  Fiona Martin, Director and Head of Employment Law coordinates HR Matters and promotes best practice.

This Session

Managing A Fair Grievance Process

Employers and managers need to handle employee complaints (grievances) consistently and this session will develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting a grievance hearing.

The law requires employers to act reasonably when dealing with grievances and failure to do so could lead to unnecessary and costly Employment Tribunals, particularly if grievances about discrimination are not dealt with properly. In addition, failing to reasonably support an employee could result in a Constructive Unfair Dismissal claim.

A fair process is important as Employment Tribunals can increase compensation penalties for employers who have not followed the Acas Code of Practice. If workplace problems are settled early they become less time-consuming, are less likely to damage working relationships, therefore improving staff motivation and productivity.

This session will include:

  • Resolving issues informally and when formal action is necessary
  • The importance of a thorough investigation and record keeping
  • Holding a grievance meeting – and how to conduct it
  • Deciding whether to uphold a grievance or not
  • Appropriate outcomes
  • Dealing with appeals

Booking

This event will be held at Martin Searle Solicitors office in Brighton from 9:15 to 11.15 am on Thursday 9 February 2017.

Events are free for members. Membership costs £25 per year to cover refreshments. Please pay on attendance.

Members or non-members can book a place at the meeting through Eventbrite below.

If you have any queries please call Sophie Williams on 01273609911, or email sophie@ms-solicitors.co.uk. You can also join our HR Matters Group on LinkedIn here.

 

About us

Our mission is to help you achieve your ambitions by being part of our business community - connecting, supporting, promoting, informing and boosting you and your business. That also means supporting local business growth & providing a united voice in the Gatwick Diamond.
We aim for excellence by being proactive, committed, personal, open and engaging.

Get in touch

Tel: 01293 440088

Membership enquiries, new and existing:
mandi@gatwickdiamondbusiness.com

Event information and booking:
events@gatwickdiamondbusiness.com