Our seminars are always wonderful events and they provide people with great practical advice to take back to their business as well as the opportunity to network and meet like-minded professionals.
Gravitate HR strives to be active in both the Edinburgh and Glasgow business communities. As well as attending numerous business functions and networking events, we also host our own seminars and roundtable discussions throughout the year. This page provides a list of upcoming Gravitate HR events in Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as a recap of previous events.
What's Going On In Edinburgh
We were delighted to welcome a selection of guests as well as our speaker, Marianne McJannett of TC Young Solicitors, to our most recent lunchtime seminar on Thursday 2nd May 2019 at our Edinburgh office.
During her presentation, Marianne looked at current issues in the workplace arising from Brexit, The Good Work Plan and its implications for employers, and recent case law developments.
Keep an eye on our website Events page as well as our LinkedIn and Twitter pages for details on our next Edinburgh seminar.
What's Going On In Glasgow
Our next Glasgow seminar is on Thursday 30th May 2019 at our Glasgow office: 6th Floor, 7 Buchanan Street, G1 3HL.
We are delighted to welcome Doctors Leanne Fleming and Aliyah Rehman from the Strathclyde Sleep Research Unit who will reflect on their academic research in relation to how sleep can affect one’s physical and mental health and, by extension, the impact that it can have on their working lives and the organisations that employ them.
A sandwich lunch will be provided and you can register via the ‘SIGN UP’ button below.
Our Most Recent Lunchtime Event
Our most recent lunchtime seminar was on Thursday 2nd May 2019 at our Edinburgh office.
We were delighted to welcome Marianne McJannett of TC Young Solicitors who delivered a really informative presentation that allowed for input from our guests.
Marianne Looked at current issues arising from Brexit in the workplace and commented that there seems to be an increased intolerance towards migrant workers and that employers must be vigilant in relation to harassment and discrimination. She also looked at the uncertainty of Brexit and the effect this has on the morale of EU workers; and provided a prediction that little will change from an employment law perspective (with the possible exception of TUPE).
Marianne also looked at the Good Work Plan and its potential implications on employers. Marianne commented that it is important for employers to ensure that contracts are up-to-date and are ready for employees within 2 months of their employment commencing. Indeed, from April 2020, employees should be issued with their contract before starting work, or on day 1 of employment.
Moreover, Marianne provided our guests with a case law update. She iterated that, where the Equality Act applies, discrimination rewards at tribunal are uncapped; and commented that attractive and fair settlement agreements can make any tribunal process quicker (and cheaper), as well as being good for the organisation’s reputation as the exiting employee has a better view of the organisation.
Keep an eye on our Events page for our details of our next Edinburgh seminar.