Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Employers flock to hear advice

Over 100 business people from across Shropshire heard about radical new changes to grievance and disciplinary rules from a leading UK expert.

We organised the seminar at our offices at The Foundry, in Euston Way, Telford, with a guest presentation from Howard Paskin – a senior adviser at ACAS.
John Mehtam, our Employment Law Specialist, said the new rules on discipline, grievances and dismissals were due to come into force on April 6.

“We wanted to make sure local employers had the opportunity to find out exactly how the changes would affect their business, and we were overwhelmed with interested companies.
The event was a real coup for businesses in Telford and Shropshire as it was one of Howard’s few local presentations, and it was clear that employers were keen to find out everything they could in advance of the deadline.

“It’s important that employers are fully aware of their responsibilities too, because if they try to ignore the guidelines, any compensation awarded to an employee at a future tribunal could be increased by up to 25%.”

Any businesses who missed the seminar should contact our Employment Law Team on 0845 644 6376 or email for advice.

Pic: ACAS Adviser Howard Paskin (left) and John Mehtam, Employment Law Specialist at Martin-Kaye Solicitors