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Covid-19 employer webinar: what to do this week - 21st May 2020

May 21, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM · London
About This Webinar

Number 9 in the weekly 'what to do' series aimed at senior HR practitioners looking for expert guidance and advice on surviving the Coronavirus crisis and beyond.

This week we concentrate on the new guidelines for going back to work safely and legally - what does 'actively encourage' really mean?

What are an employee's rights if their employer insists they return to work but the employee believes it's unsafe for them to do so? Deborah Scales, Head of Employment at Cartwright King looks at the law protecting employees from being dismissed or disadvantaged if returning to work or remaining at work, would put them in danger.

Darren Smith is in conversation with BFI's Director of Research, Elizabeth Smith, looking at last week's government guidelines on returning to work and where the grey areas for employers are.

As ever, do email elizabeth.smith@bfi.co.uk with any issues you would like to be addressed.

Drawing on our almost two decades' worth of pandemic planning and management expertise, we are delighted to offer these free weekly senior HR webinars as part of the #KeepBritainWorking initiative.

(You can find our full list of past and future conferences, workshops and webinars on our website: www.bfi.co.uk. We are currently developing all of our training in a digital format)

  • What does a workable back to work policy look like?
  • Phasing your return to work: who, how and when?
  • Potential litigation areas and how to avoid them
  • Working with your unions
  • Essential areas to be aware of to ensure your workforce is mentally ready to return
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter BFI-UK
Elizabeth Smith - Director of Research
Webinar hosting presenter
Employment Partner at Herrington Carmichael
I'm a Partner in the employment group and advise businesses and senior executives on employment and HR related issues, focusing on solutions that work for them. I was named as a "rising star" in the Legal 500 2015 and 2019 and a "next generation lawyer" in 2017 and 2018.

Although I work across sectors, I have a number of clients in the Leisure and Hospitality sector and have lots of experience of working with clients in the industry. I use that experience to ensure I give the right advice, tailored to the culture and needs of clients in the Leisure and Hospitality sector.

Clients have said I am “knowledgeable, pragmatic and calm” and that I “provide invaluable support steering them through the complexities of employment legislation” and they “enjoy working" with me. I enjoy working with them!
Webinar hosting presenter
Employment Solicitor at Cartwright King Solicitors
An experienced employment and discrimination lawyer working for both businesses and individuals. I have appeared on the BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Nottingham and BBC Radio Derby talking about various employment law topics of the day. I have sat on advisory panels including the EHRC's panel on Religion & Belief and the Federation of Small Businesses' Employment Law Policy Committee which lobbied the government on behalf of SMEs. I was a Trustee of "Natural High", a charity which aimed to encourage young people away from drugs and alcohol through music, drama and sport. I have been a school governor and sat on Huntingdon Town Council after winning a bi election.

I was Called to the Bar in 2007 and am a member of Lincoln's Inn Denning Society after winning a scholarship. I crossed qualified as a solicitor in 2011. An entry in the Legal 500 Directory read "informative and knowledgable... saves clients time and worry".
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