Practice Manager Employment Law Courses

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Practice Manager Development Courses

In response to requests from delegates on previous courses, more advanced courses have now been developed in two key areas of employment law to allow Practice Managers to get a more in-depth knowledge of key issues and, importantly, the opportunity to try out some important skills within a safe, training environment.

Absence and Leave Management

An in-depth look at the various types of leave that are required under statute or are commonly included in contracts. Key areas covered will include:

  • Working Time regulations and impact on annual leave entitlements
  • Statutory leave – sickness absence, maternity, adoptive and parental leave
  • Other contractual leave - benefits, drawbacks and myths
  • Handling sickness absence and developing policies
  • Short term v long term absence and how to deal with each
  • Involving Occupational health
  • Capability procedures

The course will include some interactive sessions where delegates will work through different scenarios and practice how best to deal with problem absenteeism, occupational health issues and even termination of employment on capability grounds. These will be overseen by expert staff who can advise who will guide you through the minefield of running meetings related to problem absenteeism.

Current confirmed course dates are:

Ayrshire: 26 May

Kinross: 22 June

Dealing with Discipline, Bullying and Harassment

This course walks practice managers through the thorny issues around the very difficult conversations that can arise when performance slips or when bullying and harassment allegations are made within the practice. It will include:

  • Governing legislation
  • ACAS and codes of practice
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Handling anonymous allegations
  • Difficult conversations
  • Informal v Formal processes
  • Conduct procedure and dismissals

This course will again provide a platform for more active practice using real-life scenarios where employees and representatives may be involved in hearing situations. Confirmed courses so far are:

Glasgow: 17 May

Perth: 7 June

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