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Avoid the Legal Costs of Stress
Tue 20 June 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
Stress Absence Management Seminar & Workshop
This workshop will assist managers in dealing with occupational stress as soon as it manifests itself in the workplace. Mismanagement can be costly: not only does the organisation or business face having to meet the cost of employee absence, but often the expense of the employee’s lawyers as well. In most instances this can be avoided with appropriate and well-informed management processes.
This workshop has been created by legal professionals with extensive experience in occupational litigation and is intended as a guide to avoid their services. Its primary aim is to explain how best to avoid litigation.
The best outcome for an employer is the employee’s return to work, saving the costs of termination, recruitment, training and potential claims. However, where the individual is unable to return, the workshop aims to explain how to fairly manage them out of the business and avoid litigation. This workshop is ideally suited for departmental heads, line managers and HR professionals likely to have the responsibility for employees who present with occupational stress.
Benefits for you
On completion of the workshop attendees should expect to be able to effectively manage employees who commence absence through occupational stress. In particular, they should have a clear understanding of their duties as an employer and how best to discharge them to the mutual benefit of both the sufferer and employer. In the event this is not possible, then they will be equipped to manage the process efficiently and protect the business from becoming the subject of costly litigation.
Paul Jackson, Solicitor
Paul Jackson has 35 years experience in litigation, predominantly in work-related injury and disease claims, as a solicitor. He was a partner in two national law firms. At the time of his retirement from practice in April 2016 he was one of a handful of claimant personal injury lawyers in the UK specialising exclusively in occupational stress claims. He now lectures at Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University.
Simon Anderson, Barrister (Park Square Barristers, Leeds)
Simon is a barrister in private practice on the North Eastern Circuit. He practices from Park Square Barristers, 6 Park Square East, Leeds.
He was called to the Bar in 1997. For the past decade he has specialised in all aspects of employer’s liability, in particular, equality law and disease claims. Occupational Stress forms a substantial part of his current practice. He is regularly instructed by local authorities and national firms of solicitors. His clients include blue chip companies, the NHS litigation Authority, chief constables, universities and insurers.
He is a member of the Personal Injury Bar Association and the Employment Law Association.
Book before 19th May to take advanteage of our Early Bird discount.