16.00 - 16.30
Registration and refreshments
16.30 - 16.35
Welcome and Introduction
Ian Hunter, Partner, Bird & Bird
16.35 - 16.50
Dealing with Underperformers
Alison Dixon, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird
Exploring the implications of recent legal and procedural developments, including when and how to use protected conversations.
16.50 - 17.05
Recent Developments in Discrimination Law
Elizabeth Lang, Partner, Bird & Bird
Rounding up topical and critical case law developments, including issues relating to postnatal depression and vicarious liability for racist insults.
17.05 - 17.20
Atypical Workers and the Changing Legal Landscape
Emily Clark, Associate, Bird & Bird
Providing a timely update on the latest developments regarding zero hours contracts, flexible working requests and family leave.
17.20 - 17.40
The Changing World of Employee Competition
Warren Wayne, Partner, Bird & Bird
Reviewing the current trends in restrictive covenant and confidentiality cases, together with a look at the draft EU Trade Secrets Directive and its expected impact on employees' confidentiality obligations.
17.40 - 18.00
Questions to the Panel
Elizabeth Lang, Alison Dixon, Emily Clark and Warren Wayne
18.00 - 19.30
Drinks and canapés