Employment Law

Employment Law Case Update

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Employment Law Case Update: Key Recent Decisions in the Employment Tribunals

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Speaker: Laura Macdonald


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3hrs CPD

Employment law has long had a reputation of being an ever-changing and evolving practice area. Diversification of the labour market has triggered shifts in the way workplaces function. Increasing discussions surrounding equality in employment have resulted in the Equality Act 2010 being used to protect growing numbers of people. With record high levels of employment, employment law reaches the lives of everyone across Scotland.

The Employment and Employment Appeal Tribunals are regularly issuing judgements that make us re-think how key legislation and long-standing principles of case-law. This course considers some of the key recent decisions that Employment Tribunals across Scotland and the UK have taken, and how they will impact employment law today and into the future. We will consider the most common types of employment tribunal claims, including dismissals, discrimination and whistleblowing, and dive into recent Tribunal judgements to understand the impact of these decisions.

Course Aims:

  • Consider the most common types of employment tribunal claims, and review the legislation and over-arching principles applicable to such claims.
  • Discuss key recent cases under the Equality Act 2010 and how they will impact equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Highlight important recent decisions in respect of worker-status and how these cases will impact upon the way employer’s organise their workforce.
  • Consider how recent decisions in respect of redundancies and other dismissals in a post-Covid landscape will effect how employers approach reorganisations.
  • Review the latest decisions on whistleblowing protection and consider the key takeaways from these cases.
  • The event begins at 2pm. Delegate registration is open from 1:30pm.

    Laura Macdonald joined Jackson Boyd in 2009. A Member of the Employment Lawyers Association, she specialises exclusively in Employment and Discrimination Law, with a particular focus on contentious employment law. She is head of the firm’s employment team and supervises all of the cases in this department.

    She has extensive experience of advising on and successfully representing clients in numerous Tribunal Hearings throughout Scotland. Her cases involve unfair dismissal, constructive unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, breach of contract, assertion of a statutory right and employment status.

    In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, dining with friends, reading and travelling.