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Events Employment 26th Sep 2018 to 8th Nov 2018

Employment Update: Mental Health in the Workplace – September-November 2018

Mental ill health has a significant impact on organisations. A CIPD study revealed that 80% of sufferers found it harder to concentrate, 62% took longer to do tasks and 50% potentially were less patient with customers.

The benefits of looking after the mental health of the workforce are clear; as an employer you also have certain legal obligations to meet.

In this free legal update we will cover the practical steps you should take when faced with employees suffering from mental health issues to guard against the risk of discrimination claims, including:

  • Understanding mental health as a disability
  • Duty of care
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Managing absence
  • Medical evidence and GDPR
  • Dismissals

We will also give our usual update on recent cases and developments in employment law.



Please see below for times – registration for morning sessions will be from 8.30, finishing by 10.30 and for lunch sessions from 12.30, finishing by 2.30pm


Dates & locations:

Register for a FREE place at a location to suit you. A light lunch or breakfast will be served during registration:

Milton Keynes – 26 September 2018, 8.30-10.30am
Routeco Office Park
Davy Avenue


Derby – 27 September 2018, 12.30 – 2.30pm
Riverside Centre
Riverside Court
Pride Park
DE24 8HY


London – 2 October, 12.30 – 2.30pm
1 Vine Street


Nottingham – 3 October 2018, 12.30 – 2.30pm
Park Plaza Nottingham
41 Maid Marian Way
*Only a few places remaining for Nottingham*


Oxford – 4 October 2018, 12.30 – 2.30pm
5000 Oxford Business Park South


Birmingham – 10 October 2018, 12.30 – 2.30pm
3rd Floor The Colmore Building
20 Colmore Circus
B4 6AT


Leicester – 11 October 2018, 12.30 – 2.30pm
One Colton Square


Manchester – 16 October 2018, 8.30 – 10.30am
1st Floor
5 New York Street
M1 4JB


Sheffield – 18 October 2018, 8.30 – 10.30am
5th Floor
3 St Paul’s Place
129 Norfolk Street
S1 2JE


Leeds – 8 November 2018, 8.30 – 10.30am
4th Floor
100 Wellington Street


Please specify in the form below which office & date you would like to attend.

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The content of this page is a summary of the law in force at the present time and is not exhaustive, nor does it contain definitive advice. Specialist legal advice should be sought in relation to any queries that may arise.

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