HR needs to be ready for big employment law change

A recent employment law seminar held by leading London law firm Kingsley Napley and womenintechnology, the networking portal and recruitment service for women in IT, highlighted the need for HR professionals to be prepared for the new Employment Act which comes into force on 6th April.

The unpopular Statutory Dispute Resolution Procedures will soon be abolished, giving employers more flexibility when dealing with disciplinary and grievance issues, in a hope to reduce the number of employment tribunals and resolve situations more informally.

“The Employment Act 2008 marks important changes in relation to discipline and grievance procedures and the seminar emphasised the importance of not only HR teams being up to date, but also making sure that line managers and other employees were aware of the law” comments Director of, Maggie Berry.

Womenintechnology has produced a white paper from the event that outlines the basics of the changes in legislation.

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