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Stress Management Workshop

Overview

The aim of this one-day workshop is to enable managers and HR professionals to understand how best to avoid legal claims by employees suffering from injury caused occupational stress. It has been created by lawyers with extensive experience of litigation in this area. Aspects covered will be effective management of employees who present with stress symptoms caused by work pressures, bullying or harassment. It will explain the employer’s responsibilities throughout the process, from first presentation of symptoms to return to work or management out of the business and provide practical solutions.

Stress injury is costly. It benefits neither employer nor employee.

Stress legal claims are forecast to increase.

This seminar and workshop will provide solutions.

Presenters

Paul Jackson, Solicitor

Paul Jackson has 35 years experience in litigation, predominantly in work-related injury and disease claims, as a solicitor. He was a partner in two national law firms.

At the time of his retirement from practice in April 2016 he was one of a handful of claimant personal injury lawyers in the UK specialising exclusively in occupational stress claims. He now lectures at Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University.

Simon Anderson, Barrister (Park Square Barristers, Leeds)

Simon is a barrister in private practice on the North Eastern Circuit. He practices from Park Square Barristers, 6 Park Square East, Leeds.

He was called to the Bar in 1997. For the past decade he has specialised in all aspects of employer’s liability, in particular, equality law and disease claims. Occupational Stress forms a substantial part of his current practice. He is regularly instructed by local authorities and national firms of solicitors. His clients include blue chip companies, the NHS litigation Authority, chief constables, universities and insurers.

He is a member of the Personal Injury Bar Association and the Employment Law Association.

Workshop Content

10:00  Registration/Welcome
10:30

Introduction to the topic and learning objectives.

The importance of sound management in avoiding legal claims.

10:45

The key legal principles.

Bullying and harassment in the workplace.

Occupational stress as a disability and the duty to make reasonable adjustments.

11:45 Break 
12:00

Advice and discussion.

How to avoid being the subject of a claim for occupational stress.

Best practice, processes and policies.

13:00 Lunch 
13:30

Case studies and discussion.

Covering: overwork, bullying, breach of the implied term, disciplinary and disability.

15:30 Feedback
16:30 Close

Workshop Fee: £445.

For group bookings and rates please call 0113 812 1904.

More Information

For workshop dates and to book your place please email: enterprisesupport@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or call 0113 812 1904.

Contact Us

Course Enquiries

Please email admissionenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or call +44 113 812 3113. Lines are open Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 (UK time).

Law Firms and Organisations

For enquiries from firms and organisations about how you can work with us and our students please email employers@leedsbeckett.ac.uk and mark the subject of your email as ‘Leeds Law School’. Alternatively you can call us on (+44) 113 8123190.

Research

For further enquiries about the research we carry out at Leeds Law School or to find out how you can contribute and get involved, please contact Professor Simon Gardiner by emailing S.Gardiner@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Other Enquiries

For any other enquiry please contact the Leeds Law School administration team on 0113 8129028
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