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In January 2023, we presented to over 100 HR professionals and business owners at the annual employment law update in association with CIPD Hertfordshire Branch.

Attendees heard from our employment law specialists, Louise Attrup, Michael Kerrigan, and Eleanor Parkes who discussed a range of topics including

  1. A 2022 case law round up
    • Vicarious liability
    • Discrimination, religion or belief
    • Holiday Pay
  2. Flexible working in a post Covid world
    • Flexible working regulations
    • Unlimited holiday policies
    • 4-day week pilots
    •  Side hustles
    • Hybrid working
  3. What to expect in 2023
    • Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill
    • Protection from redundancy (Pregnancy and Family leave) Bill
    • Carer’s Leave Bill
    • Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill
  4. Sexual harassment in the workplace
    • When banter become an unwanted conduct
    • Conduct of a sexual nature
    • Purpose or Effect
    • Perception/Relevant Circumstances
    • What can employers do?
    • Reasonable steps taken and future reform

Below is some of the great feedback we received from those who attended:

“Louise and Michael always provide a clear and accessible picture of the employment law landscape. They give down to earth and practical steers for HR and also give us a heads up on what is likely to be looming on the horizon!”Nikki von Bulow, N&GvB Consulting/Venn Mediation

“Really useful session. The speakers were excellent – very personable and engaging. It was great to have the added bonus of the sexual harassment case study.” Julie Smith, Juniper Education Ltd

“A great round up of what’s happening in UK employment law for 2023 and very useful as a HR practitioner. Thank you, Louise and Michael.”Attendee

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