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University of Plymouth - Rolle 018

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Please note that this event is open to University of Plymouth students and recent graduates only.

'Know Your Rights in the Workplace' is an afternoon of speakers and workshops, giving you the chance to learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace; and what you can do should you feel these are not being considered.

This is a great chance for you to find out about what rights are and where they come from. We will look at some of the key principles around rights in the workplace and you will have the chance to ask those in the know any questions that you have so that you are as prepared as possible before going into the workplace.

The programme for the afternoon is:

1315 - 1330: Arrival with Tea and Coffee

1330-1410: Introduction: Employment Rights, Where They Come From and Who Enforces Them

1415-1515: Workshops - Session 1

1515-1545: Break with refreshments and a chance to chat to the speakers

1550-1650: Workshops – Session 2

1655-1730: Q&A Panel and Closing Remarks

During the afternoon you will have the choice to attend two of the following workshops

  • A Dick Pic is not Acceptable in the Workplace - The session will explore issues around digital harassment in all of its forms, from email overload to inappropriate messaging and sexual bullying. Drawing from a number of high profile cases, it will explore our rights around these behaviours and the legislation intended to protect us, as well as providing some practical advice about how these things can be tackled in the workplace. It will also be an opportunity to discuss these issues and reflect on how digital technology might be impacting upon our work/life balance and wellbeing in general.

  • Harassment and Discrimination - Introduction to the applicable law in this area and how it operates in practice, including its limitations

  • Flexible Working - This session will help attendees understand their employment rights regarding flexible working. As workplaces and society are changing, it is becoming more common for employees (off all genders) to expect their work and personal lives to fit together well. This may involve occasional home working, compressed hours, flexi-time, or other solutions. We will talk about how to make requests to change working arrangements, and how it all works in practice. We will also talk through common types of leave, how these fit into your working arrangements, and what your rights are.

  • Disclosing Individual Circumstances During the Application and Interview Process - This session will explore how and when to disclose issues such as a disability, health conditions or additional needs when applying for jobs. We will look at ways to raise issues regarding adjustments, etc. that may be required in a way that is positive and helpful. We will also look at the legal requirements on both employer and employee within the workplace

BOOK YOUR SPACE AT THIS EVENT TODAY! Spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. To book your space you will need to get your ticket through Eventbrite. You will then receive an email linking you to a short survey and this will enable you to select the workshops you would like to attend on the day.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event, delivered by the Careers & Employability Service and the Student Union.

Students with additional needs: If you have a disability, learning need, access requirement, or any other special requirement, please let us know when booking in the 'special requirements' field, giving as much detail as possible.

Attending this event contributes 4 hours towards the Plymouth Award

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/your-studies/plymouth-award

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