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Past Event
18 November 2015
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Mayer Brown International LLP
201 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 3AF


  • Nicholas Robertson
    T +44 20 3130 3919
  • Elizabeth Hodgkinson
    T +44 20 3130 3745
  • Nicola Thomson
    T +44 20 3130 3714


Claire Nicolaou, Employment Counsel and General Manager, Employee Relations at Game Retail Limited

HR Process Perfection and Social Media Update

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.

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