Introduction to employment law

This course will focus on an introduction to members’ rights at work. These sessions are geared at giving some basic tools for reps to use in negotiations and when dealing with personal cases.

Office desk top with ring binders including one with "Employment Law" label.

Key information

  • Online and in-person
  • Level 3
  • 2 times a year
  • Now booking next course Wednesday PM, April 17, 24, and 1 May 2024.
  • Attendance at both sessions required to complete the course.
  • 2 days in person, or if online spread over 3 x 3 hour sessions online
  • Reps would need to commit to attending all sessions.

Who is the course for?

Experienced reps (ideally completed Reps part 1 and Reps part 2) and those who have a role in dealing with personal cases for members.

If you’ve not completed the training but have extensive experience, your Prospect official can endorse your attendance.

What will I learn?

  • Introduction to statutory rights – looking at the range of rights, time limits, qualifying periods and status.
  • Discrimination law, including who is covered by the Equality Act and the types of unlawful conduct.
  • Unfair dismissal and redundancy – looking at what amounts to a dismissal (including constructive dismissal) and how a dismissal can be unfair. The rules around redundancy and consultation obligations.

How can I register?

Prospect members

Please contact your organiser in the first instance.

Bectu members

Please contact your Bectu official in the first instance.

What attendees say

“The equalities and discrimination part was so useful. Now know so much more about how it actually works in practice”

“I enjoyed the course and found it interesting, the tutors were friendly and approachable, good at bringing people in to the discussion, and were able to answer all our questions.”