The Employment Law Certificate

A comprehensive overview of employment law and its application in the workplace.

The Employment Law Certificate

A comprehensive overview of employment law and its application in the workplace.
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12 months

Designed for HR professionals, employers and in-house legal teams, The Employment Law Certificate will provide a comprehensive overview of key concepts, policies and practice to help you to navigate the ever-changing and complex employment law landscape.

The fully online course will explore common areas which arise in the workplace – including restructuring and redundancy, grievance and disciplinary issues, employment tribunal claims and sickness absence – and will make sure you are fully compliant with Employment Law.

It will also look at issues of growing significance, such as mental health and wellbeing, remote and flexible working, and discrimination and equality.

The course will look at recent employment law developments and their impact on the workplace, as well as consider future arrangements with the EU and Brexit.

Providing expert guidance and best practice advice, the course has been designed to help you to better understand and manage the employment issues you face, make sure you are remaining compliant, and preventing disputes, conflict and tribunal claims.

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Why this course?
Helping you to manage restructuring – including planning, consultation, employee rights, having difficult conversations, and avoiding tribunal claims
Best practice procedures for handling workplace disputes and conflict
Your legal obligations around supporting mental health and wellbeing – and why you should go beyond compliance
Guidance for establishing the employment relationship – including types of workers, contracts and terms and conditions of employment
A roundup of recent employment law changes and future legal arrangements
Understanding the impact of Brexit on employment law and how it might affect your organisation

The Modules

Module 1:
Establishing the employment relationship
Recruitment – your legal obligations
Employment status
Contracts of employment
Equal pay and gender pay gap reporting
Maternity, paternity and adoption rights
Module 2:
Dealing with difficulties in the workplace – grievance and disciplinary
Grievance – key principles and formal procedures
Effectively managing disciplinary issues
Guidance on bullying and harassment
Preventing and addressing discrimination
Whistleblowing in the workplace
Module 3:
Restructuring and managing termination of employment
Redundancies – key stages and processes
Changing terms and conditions of employment
Handling TUPE transfers
Unfair Dismissal
Avoiding employment tribunal claims
Module 4:
Health, wellbeing, and managing sickness absence
Where does the law stand on mental health?
What more can you do to support employee wellbeing?
Disability discrimination under the Equality Act
Managing short and long-term sickness absence
Module 5:
New and future working practices and legal arrangements
An overview: recent employment law developments
Enabling remote, flexible and agile working
Digitisation and the workforce
EU Changes and Brexit

Course content

Learning modules

Online learning modules
Online learning modules

Training videos
Training videos

Self-assessment tests
Self-assessment tests

Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion


Hannah Morrison
Associate, Brabners
Hannah is an employment lawyer who specialises in advising clients in the recruitment sector. She handles a range of issues such as workplace matters (eg grievances and disciplinary procedures as well as discrimination matters) along with employment tribunal claims. She acts for a wide range of employers across a variety of sectors including hospitality, recruitment and logistics. She also drafts employment contracts and other policy documentation. In addition, Hannah specialises in advising clients on data protection issues in the employment context. Hannah has a solid background in contentious and non-contentious work and has drafted terms of business and other contractual documentation for recruitment clients and defended employers in complex tribunal cases. Hannah joined us in 2014 and is based in our Manchester office.
Lee Jefcott
Partner, Brabners
Lee is an experienced employment lawyer who handles complex employment and HR-related issues for businesses and senior executives. He advises on highly sensitive matters such as board level terminations and business protection, including enforcing restrictive covenants, TUPE and business reorganisations. He also handles internal investigations including discrimination and whistleblowing cases and helps businesses implement HR policies and processes. Lee has a strong track record in both contentious and non-contentious work and has represented prominent employers at employment tribunals across the UK. In addition he advises businesses on industrial relations and dealing with trade unions. He also guest blogs for industry publication Personnel Today and has developed innovative training for businesses on people related matters. He is a freelance lecturer for BPP Professional Development. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Eurolegal.

The Employment Law Certificate

The Employment Law Certificate
Equipping you with essential knowledge to build on your role
Flexible learning
Access to tools to help you make your job easier