Employment law practitioner

Employment law is extensive and can be confusing. Build your knowledge and confidence by learning to resolve various common employment law issues.

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Perfect for:

HR generalists
People Managers
Trade unions
Business owner

You’ll learn how to:

  • discuss legal frameworks and contracts
  • identify an employee’s statutory employment rights
  • articulate how the law protects employees against discrimination
  • ensure an organisation follows a legally compliant grievance and disciplinary process.

About this course

Course length: Three days

Delivery: Face-to-face lessons, group discussions, and self-directed learning

Suitable for: Experienced HR practitioners responsible for employment law and understanding policies and procedures


Topics covered

  • starting the employment relationship
  • varying contract of employment and employment status
  • key statutory rights
  • trade unions
  • discrimination: prohibited conduct
  • discrimination: protected characteristics
  • family-friendly legislation
  • flexible working and health and safety
  • data protection and GDPR
  • how to manage a redundancy
  • grievance, discipline and dismissals
  • the employment tribunal (and plenary).

What to expect from this ‘employment law practitioner’ course

This course explores the entire employment lifecycle from recruitment to termination and considers the range of workplace challenges that can arise throughout employment.

The workshop predominantly covers England and Wales employment law and will have references to the law in Scotland. It will not cover law or employment law advice in Northern Ireland.

What you’ll need to do on this ‘employment law practitioner’ course

This is a three-day course, delivered on consecutive days. Each day has 4.5 hours of facilitated face-to-face learning.

You’ll take part in a blend of practical activities and facilitated discussions and will better understand employment issues in their real-life context using case studies. You’ll also participate in group discussions to explore key concepts relating to employment law advice. These will provide a framework you can analyse and apply to everyday practice – helping you navigate employment issues as and when they emerge.

What you’ll get on this ‘employment law practitioner’ course

You’ll receive course materials to support you as you apply what you have learnt to the workplace.

At the end of this employment law practitioner course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion.

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this 'employment law practitioner’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • assess your organisation’s employment policies and procedures from a legal perspective,
  • support others with the implementation of employment law within your organisation
  • provide clear guidance on resolving the legal issues that arise at work.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.