Sheffield law firm teams up with recruitment experts to tackle sensitive workplace issues

Catherine Wilson

Yorkshire law firm Keebles LLP has partnered with worldwide recruiters Hays to equip professionals with the information they need on sensitive issues in the workplace.

Spearheaded by Keebles’ Employment Team, tomorrow’s workshop at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium will focus on various aspects of employee wellbeing, including workplace harassment and safe recruitment which covers the right to work, references, social media and GDPR.

The Employment Team, comprising Catherine Wilson, Lauren Pickard and Charlotte Ollerenshaw, will also be advising on topics including driving for work, legal investigations and testing for drug and alcohol abuse.

Flexible working requests and maternity leave returners will also be covered at the event, where attendees will have the opportunity to work through several case studies together with the help of the Employment Team.

Partner Catherine Wilson said: “Sensitive issues are likely to arise in all businesses at some point, so it’s important to ensure all bases are covered in order to avoid handling challenging situations in the wrong way.

“During the event we will explain not only the legal framework but also suggest practical solutions for dealing with these difficult topics in order to equip businesses with the right approach.”

The workshop is geared towards business owners and HR or Health and Safety professionals involved in managing people and responsible for employee wellbeing and absence.

Working in association with Keebles for the workshop are worldwide recruitment agency Hays, which has a range of services focusing on improving employee wellbeing.

Ruth Hardy, senior business manager for Hays, said: “We are so pleased to be able to work with the Employment Team at Keebles for the workshop, which tackles some extremely important issues that can go unnoticed.

“Employee wellbeing is key in the workplace and it is crucial for businesses to know how to confront a number of scenarios that could crop up.”


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