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Employment Law
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast mini-series is aimed primarily at employment lawyers but is likely to be of interest to any practitioner interested in law reform generally. In a lively and engaging and insightful session, 3 employment practitioners debate the current issues affecting UK employment law. Part 1 focuses on dismissal rights, protected conversations and tribunals while Part 2 on TUPE, compromise agreements, redundancy and critiques how the UK deals with employment law reform.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of a number of important changes concerning reform to unfair dismissal law including qualifying periods and how they might impact both employers and employees;
  • Understand and have received a critique of the proposals to introduce so called ‘protected conversations’, their likely scope and the problems that may arise from such a procedure;
  • Be aware of a number of proposals concerning the reform of employment tribunals and how these will impact on the number of claims.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legislative Updates
Panel Discussion
Sources and References:
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In this lively two-part podcast, three employment law experts – Darren Newman, Stephen Levinson and Steve Gibbons – discuss the probability and merits of some of the likely changes to be made to UK employment law in 2012.

Podcast added: 26/01/12

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