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Freeths Sheffield employment team are delighted to share with you their upcoming programme of paid training events. This last of four sessions will be focused on employment law for HR.  Date: Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th July 2024 Time: 9:00am – 16:00pm Price: Early bird £450 +VAT & Standard ticket £495 +VAT Venue: Fifth Floor, […]

Defending a claim at Tribunal can be costly, time consuming and reputationally damaging for employers. The prospect of defending a claim is daunting, especially for those tasked with giving witness evidence and facing cross examination and who have not experienced a Tribunal previously. Date: Tuesday 4th June 2024 Time: Arrival and Registration: 9:00am – 9:30am, […]

HR teams often have a central or supporting role in managing additional workforce issues, such as health & safety, pension provision and immigration arrangements. These practical know-how sessions will help to refresh and update you on law and best practice – and most importantly – mitigate risk. Join us for one or sign up for […]

Join our Employment team for their first breakfast workshop of 2024. During this workshop, Tom Draper, Lee Williams and Adele Coupland will be discussing how employers can manage absence and deal with the challenging situations that often arise during the process. Date: Thursday 7th March 2024 Time: 8:30am – 10:30am Venue: Freeths Sheffield Office, 129 Norfolk Street, Sheffield […]

National law firm Freeths has advised the shareholders, including growth capital investor BGF, of Fig Power on its sale to FTSE 250 investment company The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG). Founded as a standalone company in 2022 following a spin out from award-winning engineering design, energy and sustainability consultancy Hydrock, Fig Power is a developer of […]

Can a settlement agreement settle claims that have not yet arisen? Some uncertainty remains following the Scottish Court of Session’s decision in Bathgate v Technip Singapore Pte Limited in which it overturned the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s 2022 decision on this matter. The background is that an employee entered into a settlement agreement on redundancy under […]

In Sullivan v Isle of Wight Council, the EAT considered the extent of whistleblowing protection for job applicants. The Claimant applied for two jobs at the Isle of Wight Council. After being informed that she had been unsuccessful, she filed an online crime report with the Hampshire Police concerning an alleged verbal assault during one […]

The Government has opened a consultation on a proposal to re-introduce fees for making Employment Tribunal claims. Fees were originally introduced in 2013, but repealed following a successful judicial review action as they were considered to be a barrier to justice. The new proposals are different to the previous regime in that: The fee is […]

Freeths are pleased to invite you to our Employment webinar on “Protecting your confidential information”.  Is the Company data your employees have access to safe? Can you protect it against unintentional, unlawful access, disclosure, or theft by existing or exiting employees? Failure to do so could result in severe consequences, including loss of business and/or […]

2023 has seen another busy year in the world of Employment Law and HR. Join members of our East Midlands Employment team and other HR professionals and Managers in the new year, for an in person breakfast seminar. Date: Tuesday 30 January Time: 9:00 – Breakfast and Registration, 9:30am – 11:00am – Seminar Venue: Freeths, […]

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