Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Pitfall perils on the agenda

Company bosses from across the West Midlands have learned how to avoid the pitfalls of discrimination in the workplace, thanks to our employment law experts.

We held the latest in a series of seminars at The Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Goldthorn Park, Wolevrhampton, and over 30 businesses attended.

The HELP presentation – HR and Employment Law in Practice – was the third session of its kind, and followed previous events which covered topics such as compensation, covert recording, and settlement agreements.

Our Senior Partner, Graham Davies, said: “Discrimination is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of employment law at the moment, and our advice was extremely well-received. The feedback from our delegates has been incredibly positive, and we’re now already planning the fourth and final session in our series which will take place in September.”

Guest speaker on the day was Dr Mirza Ahmad, from St Philips Chambers in Birmingham, who explained there are a staggering 74 different varieties of discrimination of which companies need to be aware.

“It’s clear that businesses are more vulnerable than ever and the aim of our seminar was to bring local companies together so they could benefit from our expertise,” said Graham.

“And now, with such a successful series of seminars in Wolverhampton almost at an end, we are planning to run similar events in Telford and other parts of the Midlands, in order to arm businesses with the tools they need to protect themselves and to comply with ever-changing legislation.”

Graham said the HELP seminars were introduced after Martin-Kaye Solicitors opened their office in Wolverhampton and recognised a clear demand for effective and appropriate advice from the local business community.

“The HELP seminars have been widely recognised as an excellent addition to the business networking calendar in the Wolverhampton area, and we’re looking forward to seeing more employers at the September session.”

Pic:    Guest speaker Dr Mirza Ahmad at the Martin-Kaye Solicitors HELP seminar with senior partner Graham Davies