Thursday, 28 October 2010

Seminars lift the lid on new rules

Shropshire employers must take note of the latest radical changes in equality law if they want to avoid a host of tribunal claims.

That’s the message from our Alpha Team who have organised two seminars to lift the lid on the dramatic shake-up.

John Mehtam, for the team, said: “The Equality Act 2010 came into force earlier this month, and has brought the most significant changes in Employment Law for 50 years.

"But there may be employers across the county who are not fully aware of the implications the changes will have.
And this is dangerous, because failing to comply with the new rules could leave employers facing a host of tribunal claims and paying out a fortune in compensation.”

So we are planning two free seminars on Wednesday, November 17, at our offices in Euston Way, Telford, and employers can choose from a morning or afternoon session.

“We’ll explain the changes which have radically transformed the way employers deal with their staff, and help company bosses discover how to avoid the pitfalls,” said John. “We’re also extremely pleased that leading barrister Sophie Garner, from St Phillips Chambers, will be joining us for both presentations, and she will explain to delegates what their new responsibilities are, and how they can avoid expensive employment tribunal claims.

“The new Act has included a major overhaul of the equality rules covering discrimination, behaviour, harassment and interview techniques, and for local employers, our presentations could prove invaluable.”

The event is open to any employer but places are limited and need to be booked in advance by emailing emmapalmer@martinkaye.co.uk