London's Employment Group will be holding their final seminar of 2015. Our programme will include:
- HR processes: last month’s case of Ramphal made clear that unfair dismissal claims can arise if HR oversteps its role in a dismissal process, whether that process relates to disciplinary, grievance, redundancy or performance issues. We have been discussing the Ramphal case with clients and our seminar will comprise a case study that will touch on the practical implications that the case brings to bear on HR, ER and in-house legal teams. We will also look at other practical and legal considerations when handling HR processes including issues such as who is a reasonable companion, the use of recording devices in meetings and whether separate investigating officers and decision makers are necessary.
- Social media update: the far-reaching scope of social media makes it a powerful but dangerous tool for employees – when does private use become public and what can employers do about it? Equally, how can employers protect their business while allowing employees to use social media as a networking resource and how do restrictive covenants work in the face of networks such as LinkedIn? We are delighted to be joined by Clare Nicolaou, who has a unique insight into this area, having been the in-house lawyer at Game Retail when it was involved earlier this year in a ground-breaking case of an employee’s use of a personal Twitter account.