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Employment Law Update

We have pleasure in inviting you to attend our latest Employment Law Update Seminar on Wednesday 17 June 2015
at Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, L2 2QP

  • 9.15am Registration and refreshments
  • 9.45am Employment Law Update – with a short mid morning break
  • 12.30pm Buffet lunch
  • To reserve your place, please email:

    The seminar is designed to keep you abreast of the latest developments in Employment Law, help you to fulfil your obligations and identify potential problems.

    The Seminar will cover the most recent changes in Employment Legislation and recent Employment
    Case Law which may be of interest to you.

    Topics will include:

    • Key Legislative Changes:
    • Shared Parental Leave
    • Other Family Friendly changes
    • State Fit for Work Service
    • Focus on … Apprenticeships
    • As numbers of apprentices increase, we look at their special legal status, termination issues and ways of avoiding the common pitfalls.

    • Focus on … Holiday Pay
    • Following the Bear Scotland decision, we look at how holiday pay should now be calculated and how to assess any potential liability for past unlawful deductions.

    • Case Update
    • We look at key cases from the last 12 months and the impact these will have on your
      business, including:

    • Insley -v- Accent Catering [2015]
    • As vaping becomes more commonplace, what measures should employers be taking to control it in the workplace?

    • Jinadu -v- Docklands Buses [2015]
    • The impact of a grievance raised during a disciplinary process and what steps the employer
      should take to address it

    • Game Retails -v- Laws [2014]
    • Employee dismissed for offensive tweets froma personal Twitter account, highlighting the importance of a social media policy, coupled with training for all staff

    • Bickerstaff -v- Butcher [2015]
    • Can obesity be a disability capable of protection under the Equality Act 2010?

    • The ‘Woolworths’ case
    • Collective consultation obligations in the context of redundancy

    • What’s ahead?
    • Latest on Tribunal fees


    Nicky Benson joined Bermans in May 2007 to lead the
    firm’s growing employment team. Having qualified in
    1988, she has spent over 20 years specialising in
    employment work. She sits as an Employment Judge in
    the Birmingham region.

    Adrian Fryer qualified in 1997 and has specialised in
    employment law since then. He has a particular interest
    in TUPE, collective consultation issues and trade union

    Rachel Power qualified in 2000 and has significant
    experience in handling claims in the Employment
    Tribunal, including complex TUPE litigation, multi-strand
    discrimination claims and collective claims.

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