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“What can I do…my employee is off sick?”

Introducing the “What can I do?” series of workshops!

“What can I do…my employee is off sick?”

We have organised a series of events with a difference. We discuss the questions that you need answering about managing day to day issues in the workplace.

We invite you to join us at our first workshop to talk about all things “Attendance” and what you can (and can’t) do in certain circumstances.

The businesses we work with often call us and ask questions such as:

  • What can I do with this employee who regularly calls in sick? Can I dismiss them?
  • What can I do with our employee who has been absent from work for over 4 months?
  • What do I do next? An employee has just had an occupational therapy review following an accident at work.

The presenters are:

Louise Kennedy, Oculus HR – HR Management Consultant

Claire Rolston, CLR Law – Employment Law solicitor

Debbie Kirkbride, DjK Occupational Health – Occupational health specialist

We have joined together to present real case studies on what the process is and who should be involved when considering how to handle these tricky situations. As we have “real life” experience of working together, we can explain the practical support, the legal advice and the Occupational health involvement that is required to manage these matters effectively and with as little risk as possible.

We will give you the opportunity to ask the experts and present a couple of real life examples to work on yourselves.

Book here

Date and Time

Tue, June 13, 2017

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM BST

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Location

Doxford Suite, Business & Innovation Centre, 12 Wearfield, Sunderland SR5 2TH

HR Seminar – 29 September 2016

We are delighted to announce that we are presenting an employment law update with Extension Recruitment in September 2016.

Date: Thursday 29th September 2016
Time: 9am – 11.30am
Location: Yours Business Networks, 7-8 Delta Bank Road, Metro Riverside Business Park, NE11 9DJ

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HR Law & Practice – Webinar – 15 September 2016 @ 1pm

A step in the right direction…the “reasonable steps” defence under the Equality Act 2010

Did you know that there is a statutory defence to claims under the Equality Act 2010? Join us for this interesting and practical session on what the statutory defence is and what you need to do to ensure you can rely on it if an employee brings a discrimination claim against your organisation.  This session is unmissable as being able to rely on the statutory defence could make the difference between the employee losing their claim or an uncapped pay out if they win.

Don’t miss out by booking your place here

Anna Qualifying

There is exciting news in the CLR Law offices for our previous trainee, Anna Lovett. This week marks her first week as a qualified solicitor! We are delighted to welcome her on board as a full time assistant solicitor.

img_4460During her training contract Anna gained invaluable experience at CLR Law, working on all aspects of employment law, ranging from drafting contracts and policies to assisting on tribunal cases including unfair dismissal and discrimination. In addition to her time at CLR Law, Anna was also seconded to other organisations to complete her “seats”.

Anna spent three months working at Gateshead Council within the in-house commercial legal team. She gained experience drafting a range of commercial contracts and advising clients on the procurement process. Anna’s time at Gateshead Council also gave her an opportunity of working within a democratic environment, including attending committee, cabinet and full council meetings; an opportunity not available to most trainees in private practice.

Anna also opted to spend part of her training contract with Newcastle Law Centre, a legal advice charity assisting the most vulnerable people in the region. Anna worked closely with the charity’s senior solicitor specialising in immigration and asylum law. Speaking about her time at the law centre, Anna said, “As a trainee I was honoured to be able to assist the law centre during my training contract. The work carried out by the law centre is vital for people to access justice, particularly when legal aid is ever increasingly unavailable”.

Claire Rolston, solicitor and director at CLR Law said, “It is a pleasure to welcome Anna on board as a qualified solicitor. I have seen her grow and develop her skills during her training over the past two years and she is a great asset to our team.  The time she spent on secondment has been invaluable to both her work here as an employment lawyer and to develop her own personal skills”.

We will continue to support Newcastle Law Centre and the fantastic work they do. We will be hosting the Great Legal Bake on Thursday 4th February, with half of the proceedings going to Newcastle Law Centre and half to the North East Legal Support Trust.  Anna and Claire are also running the Great North Run this year and will raise sponsorship for the Newcastle Law Centre.

 

There is exciting news in the CLR Law offices

There is exciting news in the CLR Law offices for our previous trainee, Anna Lovett. This week marks her first week as a qualified solicitor! We are delighted to welcome her on board as a full time assistant solicitor.

news-icon-logoDuring her training contract Anna gained invaluable experience at CLR Law, working on all aspects of employment law, ranging from drafting contracts and policies to assisting on tribunal cases including unfair dismissal and discrimination. In addition to her time at CLR Law, Anna was also seconded to other organisations to complete her “seats”.

Anna spent three months working at Gateshead Council within the in-house commercial legal team. She gained experience drafting a range of commercial contracts and advising clients on the procurement process. Anna’s time at Gateshead Council also gave her an opportunity of working within a democratic environment, including attending committee, cabinet and full council meetings; an opportunity not available to most trainees in private practice.

Anna also opted to spend part of her training contract with Newcastle Law Centre, a legal advice charity assisting the most vulnerable people in the region. Anna worked closely with the charity’s senior solicitor specialising in immigration and asylum law. Speaking about her time at the law centre, Anna said, “As a trainee I was honoured to be able to assist the law centre during my training contract. The work carried out by the law centre is vital for people to access justice, particularly when legal aid is ever increasingly unavailable”.

Claire Rolston, solicitor and director at CLR Law said, “It is a pleasure to welcome Anna on board as a qualified solicitor. I have seen her grow and develop her skills during her training over the past two years and she is a great asset to our team.  The time she spent on secondment has been invaluable to both her work here as an employment lawyer and to develop her own personal skills”.

We will continue to support Newcastle Law Centre and the fantastic work they do. We will be hosting the Great Legal Bake on Thursday 4th February, with half of the proceedings going to Newcastle Law Centre and half to the North East Legal Support Trust.  Anna and Claire are also running the Great North Run this year and will raise sponsorship for the Newcastle Law Centre.