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Managing complex and sensitive disciplinary situations; CIPD B&MK

CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 from 12:00 to 16:45 (BST)

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Join us for a practical and participative half day workshop for experienced HR professionals to explore the most complex disciplinary issues and share insights and experiences.

The session will be focussed around three real life case studies and will form three key learning topics:

The modern day disciplinary process – who does what?

  • The role of HR in the light of recent case law such as Ramphal v DfT
  • The investigation: the ‘unsung hero’ of an effective disciplinary hearing. Unearthing all the issues and dealing with unexpected features to the case (such as misconduct caused by stress which in turn was caused by disability, such as City of York Council v Grosset - the case in which the teacher showed the film Hallowe’en to 15 and 16-year old pupils)
  • When is a grievance not a grievance:  How to deal with grievances that are raised during disciplinary hearings.

When disciplinary issues happen to shine a light on organisation culture

‘Lisa’ is a video representation of a case which our speaker Darren supported an employer to manage. It was originally billed as a ‘straightforward’ harassment case (as if they’re ever straightforward!) and the case soon revealed itself to relate directly to organisation culture.  The story of ‘Lisa’ is available for your review in advance.  Please do review it in advance to get the best out of the session. Here is the link to the story of Lisa https://vimeo.com/69374681/783316534f

Dealing with ‘external influencers’

This part of the session will cover dealing with external influencers such as:

  • The Police
  • The press
  • The union
  • Occupational health – when is an employee fit to attend an investigation or a disciplinary if they’re unfit for work?
  • The internal ‘external influencers’:  when internal stakeholders seek to dictate the outcome of the case.

Each of the three topics will begin with some context from our subject expert speakers followed by a case study. Each table will then discuss the implications of the case study as a round table discussion aided by facilitators and speaker input. Each table will share the outputs of their discussions with the wider group. There will also be networking, a buffet and the chance to win prizes in our free draw. Please note, there are limited spaces so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Introductory Speaker & Host:

Safia Boot - Chairman CIPD Milton Keynes Group & Founder Respect at Work Ltd

Kirsty Askwith – HR Consultant and experienced Head of HR 

Key Note Speakers:

Safia Boot - Chairman CIPD Milton Keynes Group & Founder Respect at Work Ltd

Darren Maw LL.B (Hons) (called to the Bar in 2000) - Managing Director

Tim Cross LL.M  - Director of Employment & Legal Affairs

Abayomi Alemoru LL.B, BA(Hons), LPC  - Director of Litigation Services

Vicky Roberts LL.B (Hons) Solicitor, non-practising - Head of VLearning

 

Speaker Bios:

Darren Maw LL.B (Hons) (called to the Bar in 2000) - Managing Director. Darren practised at the Chambers of Lionel Swift QC (4 Paper Buildings), principally in the field of Employment Law.  He now leaves Employment Law to the experts (the Vista team!) and concentrates on the leadership of the Vista business, professional speaking and the development of long term business relationships with Vista’s HR -professional client base.

Tim Cross LL.M  - Director of Employment & Legal Affairs.  Tim is Director of Employment & legal Affairs at Vista and has specialised in employment law for more than 20 years. He has advised and successfully represented many employers in respect of disciplinary issues  some complex, some sensitive, some downright bizarre!

Abayomi Alemoru LL.B, BA(Hons), LPC  - Director of Litigation Services. Abayomi has 25 years’ experience of Employment Tribunal advocacy appearing in several hundred cases during that period.  He has experience of advocating in multiple day hearing (as long as 15 days).  Abayomi has appeared in a wide range of cases including discrimination of all types, equal pay, TUPE, protective award and unfair dismissals of all types.  Aba acknowledged by several leading Employment Judges.  Abayomi has also appeared with distinction in the Employment Appeal Tribunal on appeals involving discrimination, breach of contract and unfair dismissal.

Vicky Roberts LL.B (Hons) Solicitor, non-practising - Head of VLearning.  Before joining Vista Vicky was the in-house employment lawyer for Home Retail Group plc, then the parent company of Argos, Homebase and Habitat. Her role sat within the HR team, so every day she could see how legal skills dovetailed into those of a talented and vibrant HR team. Before joining Home Retail Group she was an associate with Eversheds and for some of that time was responsible for the design and delivery of employment law training and development for its clients  from then she was hooked on L&D!

Host:

Safia Boot –Chairman CIPD Milton Keynes Group & Founder Respect at Work Limited.Due to her passion for learning and supporting her HR colleagues to develop best practice, Safia has provided leadership to the CIPD MK Group for well over a decade. Safia is an experienced ET Panel Member, Advisor to Magistrate Judges on discrimination cases, Mediator and former CIPD Disciplinary Chair for the Professional Code of Conduct. She is highly regarded in the private and public sector as an independent HR/ER Consultant, Trainer, Mediator and Independent Investigator (for complex/high risk discrimination, bullying, harassment and misconduct or other sensitive cases including malicious and vexatious complainants). She has particular expertise in the practical application of diversity and inclusion and dealing with conflict management. She has an active social media presence. Safia was honoured to be a Finalist in the 2016 MK Women Leaders Awards (Professional Services Category). 

Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

Do you have questions about Managing complex and sensitive disciplinary situations; CIPD B&MK? Contact CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 from 12:00 to 16:45 (BST)


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The CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch provides opportunities for its members to network with local HR and L& D professionals,

Embracing Championing Better Work and Working Lives, our programme of events promotes development and networking e.g. updates on employment law, skills development for the CIPD Profession Map and CPD supporting upgrading.


Our events are organised through two geographical groups, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes, together with our special interest groups Learning Matters and Mentoring scheme.

 

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