UK Employment Law Update

10 June 2014

16.00 - 19.30

Bird & Bird
15 Fetter Lane
London EC4A 1JP

Join us for our annual employment law update, where we will explore a range of topical issues and update you on the key developments that you need to know about.  

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The programme

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