Employment law update: A review of recent developments

20 November 2012

Bird & Bird would like to invite you to our 'Employment law update: A review of recent developments' on Tuesday 20 November 2012 from 16.30

The global financial crisis coincided with the explosion of social media use and increased relevance of Generation-Y in the workplace. This created a fertile environment for those with an interest in employment law; seeing the application of new principles to old concepts, and old principles to new concepts. We review some of the lessons learned.

If you're interested in attending this event or for further information, please contact the Events Team at events@twobirds.com  or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.

The programme

16.30 - 16.50

Registration and refreshments

16.50 - 17.10


- an update on this topical and important area of the law, including a review of recent developments on issues of selection pools and scoring, and how to avoid claims of discrimination and other pitfalls.
Elizabeth Lang, Partner, Bird & Bird

17.10 - 17.30

Annual Leave and Sickness Absence

- assessing an employee's entitlement to annual leave is not always as simple as it may at first seem. What happens if the an employee is sick whilst on holiday or unable to take leave at all due to illness? How do we determine how much an employee should be paid when taking a day off? We examine this developing area of law and consider recently-decided cases.
David Samuels, Associate, Bird & Bird

17.30 - 17.50

Social Media - Developments

- the law is invariably playing catch-up with society and technological developments; the advent of the social media age offers no exception. Whilst many legal commentators jumped quickly onto the bandwagon, offering speculative opinion on how legal precedents would apply in the brave new world, few had anything of real substance to say. The position is now changing though and we are beginning to see how lawyers, employers, courts and tribunals are dealing with "social media" in practice. We take a look at recent developments in this area.
James Froud, Associate, Bird & Bird

17.50 - 18.10

Question and answer session

18.10 - 20.00

Drinks and canapés