Our dedicated employment law team has a wealth of experience in the field of employment law and supports RSL clients on a daily basis, taking into account the regulatory regime under which RSLs operate.

We are running a series of employment law seminars designed to help and support RSL staff in their day to day roles in areas and matters they are having to deal with in addition to their “day jobs”. These sessions will ensure that you know the right approach to these difficult areas and will come away feeling confident and comfortable addressing issues, and when to seek assistance.

26 April 2022 - Difficult conversations and protected conversations

With managerial roles often comes the requirement to have difficult conversations with members of staff, often to do with conduct, performance or attendance, or possibly about ending the employment relationship.

This session will look at how these conversations should take place and examine when and where a “protected conversation” might be used, and consider their appropriateness in line with the SHR Regulatory Framework and any settlement agreement policy

While there is no “one size fits all” approach to these conversations, attendees will come away knowing how to handle these conversations and feel confident in their ability to do so.

3 May 2022 - Managing sickness absence

Many employers find managing sickness absence to be challenging and difficult, yet it is vitally important such absences are actively and fairly managed to ensure the best outcomes for both staff and employer.

This course will cover:

  • Appropriate procedures in particular ensuring an understanding of internal policies
  • Managing long-term absences
  • Managing short-term persistent absences
  • Occupational health referrals and when these are appropriate
  • Disabilities and reasonable adjustments
  • Managing return to work, particularly in a hybrid working environment

10 May 2022 - Handling disciplinary and grievances

The reality of carrying out disciplinary and grievance investigations and hearings is one that will be second nature for many managers. The flux of the past two years has seen a sharp rise in the number of grievances being raised within organisations, with the work from home model sometimes contributing to this. This session will consider how to address disciplinary and grievance issues informally in the first instance, as well as looking at a formal process and how internal policies should be followed. We will take you through each of the steps from investigation to appeal and consider when it might be appropriate to use an external investigator.  We will also look at the JNC appeals process and what to do when a decision reverses an internal decision which was taken.

We will consider when these issues become notifiable events with the SHR.

Who should attend?

These sessions are aimed at individuals in managerial and/or HR/Corporate Services roles, Chief Executives and Board/Committee members.

Our speaker

Marianne McJannett is an Associate at TC Young and is recognised by the Law Society of Scotland as an accredited specialist in Employment Law.  She advises on employment law, compliance and governance matters, and has worked with RSLs for 9 years, supporting them through all of the areas which will be covered in the training sessions.

Booking a place

All sessions will take place from 10.30am until noon and will be held on Zoom.

To book a place please click here.