Stress and bullying in the workplace form focus of 2015 Employment Law Seminar

This year’s employment law seminar, organised by Anne Corder Recruitment and Hegarty LLP Solicitors, was a fantastic success.

Held at Peterborough Arena on Tuesday 29 September 2015, the seminar welcomed 200 HR, managerial and business owner delegates from Greater Peterborough and the surrounding areas.

The event covered essential updates for those managing employees and dealing with employment law, helping to keep professionals in the city up to date with recent changes and topical issues.

Speaking at the annual seminar, Tim Thompson, from Hegarty LLP Solicitors, explained the implications and intricacies of dealing with stress and bullying in the workplace.

ACR and Hegarty LLP Solicitors seminarProviding actionable advice, Tim covered:

  • the difference between bullying and harassment in the workplace, and the legal implications
  • how bullying can affect both morale and employee relationships
  • the importance of having an awareness of potential stressors and providing formal policies on acceptable and unacceptable behaviour

“Stress and bullying in the workplace are topics that many feel uncertain about tackling,” explained Tim. “That makes events like our Employment Law Seminar all the more useful – offering HR professionals, business owners and managers the opportunity to learn more about the legal implications and best practice approaches.”

Martin Bloom, Head of Employment Law at Hegarty LLP Solicitors, also covered case law updates at the briefing, with a focus on changes since the general election, tribunal fees, holiday pay and zero hour contracts.

“The topics covered at the seminar go to show why it’s such a staple event for professionals in the city – and why it has been for 18 years now. Year on year we’re seeing more attendees, it’s great to see it’s popularity continue to grow,” said Anne Corder.

The seminar received fantastic feedback from delegates:

“An excellent seminar – thank you.”

Carol Tarver, HR Consultant, Caterpillar

“Really informative, engaging session delivered in an easy to receive format.”

Employment Law SeminarAlan Peacock-Smith, HR Business Partner, United Learning

“Another brilliant event, excellently executed and professionally delivered. Good job Team ACR!”

Clare Eager, Managing Director, PeopleHR Ltd

“Great event, well hosted, constructed and very interesting. I like the fact that the speakers understand the real world. Just reminds me how much work there is to do in HR!”

Sam Sedwill, HR Director, Coloplast Ltd

“A great event with great atmosphere as usual.”

Natalie Palmer, HR Administrator, White Concierge Ltd

“Great presentations and all relevant. Particularly found the in depth presentation on stress interesting and would benefit from hearing more like this on other topics.”

Clare Cross, Human Resources Consultant, Caterpillar

“Thoroughly enjoyable – good level of detail and well paced.”

ACR and Hegarty LLP SolicitorsSue Simmons, HR Manager, Wisbech Grammar School

“My second year participating as a guest and I thoroughly enjoyed the event – would love to attend for many years to come.”

Michaela Bryan, PA to Directors, e4education Ltd

“Very professional and informative seminar. Thank you very much for the invitation.”

Ela Lisowska, General Manager, Pitman Training Centre

For those who missed out on the event, a series of smaller employment law lunch and learn sessions are being held at Anne Corder Recruitment over the coming months. For more information, call (01733) 235 298 or send us an email.