Employment Law for Accountants

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cpd hours4 CPD hours

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the importance of an employment contract and terms and conditions, and how to get it right when recruiting new staff
  • Learn about employee rights and how to handle situations where an issue may arise with the rights of a member of staff
  • Understand the discipline and grievance procedure and the process that you need to follow to ensure employment law is adhered to
  • Find out how to handle a dismissal by arming you with the legal facts you need to be aware of
  • Access current information on the key aspects of employment law that will support you in your role as manager

Any accountant with responsibility for managing people must understand and be aware of the legal responsibilities they have on behalf of their company. A good grounding in employment law provides both the knowledge and the confidence to handle situations with your staff where following a legal procedure is a requirement.

This course provides an overview of employment law, giving practical and current advice on the key areas that you will come across in the day to day management of your staff.

Handling employment contracts

  • What is a contract?
  • What types of contract are there?
  • Who is involved in processing a contract?
  • What is breach of contract?
  • What if the contract needs to be changed?

Understanding employee rights

  • What are employee rights?
  • What is discrimination?
  • What are family rights?
  • What issues are there surrounding pay?
  • What do I need to know about time off?

Discipline and grievance

  • What is the difference between "disciplinary rules" and "disciplinary procedure"?
  • What constitutes a disciplinary matter?
  • What are investigations?
  • How do I take action with a disciplinary matter?
  • What is an appeals procedure?
  • How do I handle grievances?


  • What is dismissal?
  • What are fair dismissals?
  • What notice period should there be?
  • What is involved in a dismissal?
  • How should I handle a redundancy?
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