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People Management - Law and Practice

The size and composition of a workforce varies. Ages, genders, disabilities, different employment status, a variety of employment contracts and much much more. The rights and issues that attach to all these elements differ so it is not surprising that managing a workforce can be complicated and challenging.

Most of all, line managers and HR are expected to handle every issue effectively and in compliance with employment law.

This practical one-day course will take you through the basic elements and core principles of employment law. You will learn how to tackle those common HR and employment issues with a practical approach in a confident manner.

Target audience

This course is suitable for those new into HR or who have an element of HR in their role, HR administrators or junior officers, line managers, Parish and Town Council Councillors and Clerks. This course is for those with little or no knowledge of employment law, but would also provide a useful reminder of the issues for those whose knowledge has become a little rusty!

Training dates

Please see our Events Calendar for latest training dates.

About us

SEE is a Regional Employers' Organisation. We offer advice to local authorities across the south east, in addition to a range of training, development and consultancy opportunities tailored to your needs.


The course will cover:

  • Introductions
  • A Good Start: Recruitment & employment status
    • the different types of worker and the element of good recruitment practice
  • Safe foundations: The employment contract
    • a brief look at the different types of employment contract and how to vary terms
  • All things being equal
    • looking at the various forms of discrimination and the groups affected by them
  • An employee is for life….
    • a review of maternity, paternity and adoption legislation and the right to request flexible working
  • What if there are problems? Managing performance and complaints
    • disciplinary, grievance, capability and absence management issues
  • Parting of the ways; terminating employment
    • how to safely and lawfully bring the employment relationship to an end

Training dates

Please see our Events Calendar for latest training dates.


For further information, please email or call 01962 840664.

View more of our Employee Relations and Management services.

Training dates

Please see our Events Calendar for latest training dates.