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Employment Law - An Introduction

Course Overview:

A comprehensive approach to Employment Law at Introductory level.

Understand Employment Law and the Rights and Obligations arising from starting employment through to dismissal.

This course gives you an appreciation of the main concepts, rights and remedies arising out of the most common employment law topics enabling you to troubleshoot and give advice on a whole host of topics with greater confidence and ensures you have a lasting understanding of key themes and concepts.

Note: No prior experience of the law is assumed.

Who will benefit from attending this Training?

HR Professionals, Managers, Directors and all personnel who have to understand the latest Employment Law issues , rules and legislation, in order to keep you self, your organisation and your people safe.

Course Outline:

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Course Content:

Law at Work in the Recruitment Process

  • Advertising and application forms
  • Adhering to legislation in interviews
  • Taking up references and medicals

Understanding the Contract

  • What constitutes a contract?
  • Implied versus expressed terms
  • Verbal versus written contracts
  • Fundamental legal clauses

Flexible Working

  • Temporary, part time and agency workers
  • Fixed term contracts
  • Seasonal and casual workers

Maternity and Family Leave Legislation

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption rights
  • Parental leave


  • Sexual, race and disability discrimination
  • Harassment and bullying

Data Protection at Work

  • Maintaining recruitment & employment records
  • Confidentiality – handling personnel & medical records

Absence and the Law

  • Statutory provisions for sickness
  • Statutory provisions for holidays and leave

Handling Difficult Issues

  • Internet abuse
  • Absenteeism – short and long term
  • Misconduct at work
Personal Development:
  • Action planning - the essential next steps
  • Continuous professional development - what next?
Key Benefits
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Identify common issues encountered at the outset of employment
  • Understand the format of the contract of employment
  • Describe the main entitlements enjoyed by employees and workers during employment including
  • Explain the key considerations applying when ending an employment relationship
  • Describe discrimination in its many forms
  • Maintain confidential records
  • Handle difficult issues that arise
Training Methodology:

The training process is based on a carefully planned mix of succinct tutor input - with practical illustration of tools and concepts, group work on case studies (all video based - and lively), feedback, and selective work on individual issues in pairs. Team involvement and working enable a strategy to be created from start to finish. The Training is based on the 4 mat systems to enable complete learning. There will also be some opportunity for role play. You will receive an electronic toolkit within the material for subsequent everyday use.

Let Synergy come to you !

Did you know Synergy can come to you and deliver this workshop ‘In Company’ at your own venue or location. If you have three or more people who you would like to benefit from attending this workshop our trainer can travel to you and deliver the same specification of course for your staff at a fraction of the overall cost.

If you’d like to know more about this option email us at – our operations team manages all of our ‘In Company’ events and we can talk you though the logistics, pricing and whether you’d like the workshop as advertised here or something tailor made just for your business.

We have several packages on offer so contact us today.

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a personal commitment to keeping your professional knowledge up to date, improving your capabilities, proving commitment and competency in your profession. It focuses on what you learn and how you progress throughout your career, helping you gain more credibility within your industry, with your employer, clients and gain competitive edge over your peers.

Being actively committed to CPD may in the future:
  • Improve your Resume
  • Maintain professional recognition
  • Showcase your achievements, attributes and your brand
  • Accelerate your career prospects
  • Deliver job satisfaction: ensuring you are Career focused
  • Reassure your Employers and Stakeholders that you are upto date and competent
How do I gain CPD recognition:

By attending Synergy Courses you can be assured that attendance, completion and certification will be rewarded by CPD points. To help advance your professional status CPD recognition is awarded on both public workshops and in-house courses, being dependent on the number of hours spent learning. On request Synergy Training Group will provide a certificate of attendance for you to use as evidence and to attach to your record card.

A number of our courses are accredited, endorsed or approved by a number of Learning & Development and Professional Bodies and Associations for more detail please contact us at 

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