Legal expert from Thursfields to deliver employment law update in Worcester

Thursfields Solicitors is to deliver an employment law update in Worcester to the regional branch of an international accountancy association this spring.

Lisa Kemp, an Associate Solicitor in the Employment department at Thursfields’ Worcester office, will be speaking on Saturday 16 March at the Hereford & Worcester branch of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

She will be talking about some of the burning issues of employment law which have been brought sharply into focus in the past 12 months through the controversy over the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and the #MeToo movement.

Her presentation will cover the handling of grievances including how to identify a grievance, how to conduct a grievance process, understanding the ACAS code and the consequences of getting it wrong.

She will discuss how the #MeToo movement now affects the workplace, how sexual harassment sits within the meaning of equality legislation and what the future may hold.

Also covered will be Settlement Agreements and the use of NDAs, including the appropriate use of exit agreements, the typical contents of a Settlement Agreement and whether confidentiality clauses are really necessary.

Lisa Kemp has practiced law for ten years and is highly regarded as an employment specialist in Worcestershire.  She was recently rated by Legal 500, the legal industry’s directory, as “very effective” and providing “savvy advice” that is “strategically sound”.

Thursfields’ Employment Team is described as “an effective unit” that “handles myriad employment matters at all levels for a range of commercial clients” (Legal 500, 2018).

The exclusive event for AAT members will provide a comprehensive update on changes in employment law, including how this effects payroll and HR processes, and the latest changes coming into effect in the new tax year.

Sarah Gluyas, chair of the AAT’s Hereford & Worcester branch, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Lisa Kemp to deliver our Employment Law Update, as she has a reputation for providing timely, quality and commercial legal advice, and is an accomplished presenter.

“This will be an important event for our members who will not only learn how to identify and handle grievances but will also be given a peek at what’s on the horizon for employers in terms of workplace law.”

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