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An Introduction to Employing Staff | Thursday 27th February 1.30pm

February 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


PLEASE NOTE the venue for this workshop is Royal Quays Business Centre, Coble Dene, Royal Quays, NE29 6DE (free parking at the rear of the building).

HR and Employment Law is crucial for any business owner to be aware of; the law is the same regardless of the number of employees.  Getting things wrong or ‘not knowing what you don’t know’ is not a defence in an Employment Tribunal. 

So what gets in the way? So many times we hear business owners, faced with employee issues, say to us “Can I really say that?” or “Do I really have to do that?” “It won’t happen to me” or simply too afraid to take action due to perceived risks.

With an average award of £12,362 for unfair dismissal and £23,478 for sex discrimination (plus legal fees and reputation damage) the cost to your business could be devastating.  Can you afford the risk which could amount to thousands of pounds and reputational damage?

Delivered by Jayne Hart, Director of The HR Dept Newcastle, this practical session will provide a broad and practical overview of HR and Employment Law issues which any business owner or manager needs to be aware of.

 Jayne will explain your responsibilities as an employer and how to manage your HR function from the beginning to the end of employment.

This workshop will cover:

  • Getting the contractual terms right for the business
    • Recruiting – how to attract talent
    • Harassment, Bullying and Banter – the risk
    • Discrimination risks
    • Disciplinary and Grievance
    • Managing poor performance and behavioural issues
    • Understanding your Duty of Care
    • What the costs could be of ‘getting it wrong’ if you receive an Employment Tribunal claim

About Jayne Hart

Jayne Hart heads HR Dept Newcastle. She has extensive experience working with both small businesses, public sector and charities. Jayne and her team understand the unique challenges small businesses face and have developed a full HR and employment law service to meet these demands.

This workshop is open to North Tyneside business and residents only due to the funding criteria.

If you are no longer able to attend this session please email –

*FREE CO-WORKING This workshop is held at Royal Quays Business Centre, Coble Dene, North Shields, NE29 6DE. We are delighted that they have offered free co-working for attendees of our workshops on the day of the workshop you have booked. To take advantage of this generous offer, simply present your event booking confirmation when you arrive. You’ll enjoy free wifi, your own desk station, free tea and coffee, all in a superb co-working space. Find out more at Royal Quays Business Centre website.


Royal Quays Business Centre
Coble Dene, North Shields
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE29 6DE United Kingdom