Employment Law for Line Managers CIPD
Price: QAR 545

Course details

Employment Law for Line Managers provides an essential overview of the key areas of employment law, and how it influences everyday situations at work. This practical course will enable line managers to return to work with the knowledge and skills to manage workplace issues confidently and in accordance with the law.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training

Who is it for

Employment Law for Line Managers is recommended for all line managers or those with supervisory responsibilities. No prior knowledge of employment law is required.


By the end of Employment Law for Line Managers course, you'll be able to:

  • understand the key principles of employment law and how it influences decisions in the workplace
  • address a range of everyday scenarios according to best practice and within the law
  • resolve workplace issues both fairly and legally.


Before employment

  • The recruitment process - do's and don'ts
  • The contract - offer, terms, clauses, express and implied terms
  • Immigration and vetting and barring
  • References and medicals, what to be aware of
  • Pitfalls to avoid

During employment

  • Contractual issues
  • Employment status
  • Dealing with part-time, agency and fixed-term contract workers

Good working practices - discrimination

  • Protected characteristics - direct and indirect discrimination
  • Harassment and bullying in the workplace
  • Compensation levels
  • Family  matters - maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave,
  • Flexible working requests

Difficult issues - a practical approach

  • Short and long term absenteeism
  • Poor performers
  • Stress
  • Email/ internet/social media abuse
  • Misconduct in and out of work
  • Acting fairly and reasonably

Grievances and discipline

  • What the law requires, the Acas Code of Practice, best practice, the right to be accompanied
  • Applying your organisation's procedures
  • What happens on appeal?


  • What is wrongful, unfair and constructive dismissal?
  • Reasons for dismissal
  • The cost of getting it wrong

Employment tribunals

  • What are they?
  • Early conciliation
  • Being a witness
  • Settling out of court.
  • Settlement agreements
  • Programme is subject to change pending new developments.

About CIPD

The CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development, is the voice of a worldwide community of 140,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in HR and L&D for more than 100 years and we already have more than 2,000 members operating in the Middle East.

CIPD have designed and delivered training programmes in over 50 countries worldwide and provide development programmes for over 15,000 learners a year. 

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