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Introduction to Employment Law with Brid Gannon People Skills

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Programme Overview

This workshop is designed for those with people management responsibility who need to have a basic understanding of employment law, including working time restrictions, break entitlements, leave entitlements and handling disciplinary and grievance issues effectively.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will:

ü Know what information should be provided in a contract of employment and correctly identify the appropriate contract to use depending on your business needs.

ü Understand the law on payment of wages and deductions.

ü Understand the provisions of employment equality laws especially as they apply to recruitment and terms and conditions of employment.

ü Know break entitlements and working time restrictions.

ü Know how to calculate annual leave and public holiday entitlements and payment for same.

ü Understand employee leave entitlements such as maternity leave, parental leave etc.

ü Understand the rights of part-time and temporary employees.

ü Know the process to be followed for dealing with grievances and disciplinary issues.

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Who is the course for

The workshop is designed for business owners, supervisors, managers or newly appointed HR professionals who need to have a basic understanding of employment legislation.


This is a comprehensive workshop which is delivered in a down-to-earth practical manner. The workshop is highly interactive - through ‘real life’ case studies, you will have the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns openly to maximise learning.


Ø The recruitment process

- Advertising, application forms, interviews, vetting and barring

Ø The contract – the different types, offer, terms, clauses

Ø Immigration, criminal checks, vetting and barring

Ø References and medicals - what to be aware of

Ø Employment status

- Self-employed, part-time workers, fixed-term contracts, zero hours, overseas workers


Ø Dealing with discrimination issues

Ø The Equality Act and the protected characteristics

o Direct and indirect discrimination

o Victimisation

o Bullying and harassment

Ø Working Time Regulations and the ‘work-life’ balance

Ø Family friendly rights including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental leave. time off for dependants and flexible working

Ø Disciplinary and grievance processes

Ø A practical approach to difficult issues

o Absence

o Poor performance

o Misconduct in and outside work

o Abuse of social media

o Stress

o Acting fairly and reasonably


Ø Constructive dismissal

Ø Wrongful dismissal

Ø Unfair dismissal

Ø Resignations

Ø Redundancy

Ø Employment tribunals – who can claim, types of claim and compensation

You will take away:

ü A comprehensive paper on Employment Law: An Introduction (2018)

ü A number of checklists and templates

ü Sample policies and procedures

Ø Trainer Profile

Peopleskills Ltd is a leading provider in HR compliance and management training and related consultancy services such as HR policy review and development. Since our establishment in 2006, we have developed a strong reputation for excellent training. Our practical workshops, combined with our competitive rates, have made us a first choice for many leading companies in Ireland.

Our open and in-company workshops are designed to be practical and engaging. We constantly update our material to ensure it reflects the latest case law and best practice. Delegates receive comprehensive course material including papers, templates and checklists.

Our lead trainer and director is Brid Deering, MA (Occ. Psych. & HRM), PGDip Emp Law (UCD), Diploma Emp Law (Law Society, 2015), IITD Cert (Training & Development), Cert (Mediation), Cert (Stress Mgt), Cert (Conflict Mgt), Cert (Nutrition). Brid has 20 years HR experience and is a seasoned trainer. Before setting up PeopleSkills, Brid worked with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as HR Manager Ireland for the commercial business and as an Industrial Relations Executive with the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC).

Brid has delivered training to many leading companies including: State Street, TSB, Ulster Bank, Lloyds Bank, Tesco, Diageo, IKEA, Next, Primark, Brown Thomas, ABB, Novartis, Kerry Foods, Dawn Farm Foods, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, IBEC, Legal Island, UCC, UCD, DIT, Cara Pharmacies, Blackrock Clinic, Intel and much more…

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