Essential Legislation for People Managers: What You Need to Know

As a people manager, understanding the essential legislation that applies to managing employees is crucial. It not only protects you and your team but also ensures that you create a safe and inclusive working environment.   As a manager, you are responsible for leading your team and ensuring that your organization complies with all the relevant legislation. From absence management to disciplinary processes, it’s vital to stay up-to-date with essential legislation to avoid costly legal issues.

Yet how many people managers undertake learning and development in this area? 


By the time situations come to us for help through our advice line, mistakes and errors of judgement have in 8/10 cases already been made.

Compliance matters because it protects both you as a manager and your organisation as a whole. By staying compliant, you can avoid fines, legal disputes, and damage to your reputation. Compliance also helps ensure that you are upholding employee rights and protecting their wellbeing, by operating within the law.

Essential legislation that managers need to understand is the disciplinary process and grievance resolution. Knowing how to handle misconduct or poor performance issues can be challenging but critical for maintaining team morale and productivity. Similarly, having effective grievance procedures in place can prevent conflicts from escalating while ensuring that employees feel valued and heard.

Equality in the workplace is crucial for fostering an inclusive culture where everyone feels welcome and respected. As a manager, it’s essential to understand your obligations under anti-discrimination laws such as the Equality Act 2010. By promoting diversity in your team and preventing discrimination based on protected characteristics such as age, gender, race or religion – you’ll create a more positive working environment for all.

Essential Legislation for Managers: Make Your Move!

Are you a people manager who wants to create a positive and productive work environment? Do you know the importance of compliance with essential legislation? If not, it’s time to make your move!

By exploring how gaining knowledge on essential legislation can help you become a better manager, you can learn about absence management, disciplinary processes, grievance procedures, and equality legislation. With this knowledge in hand, you can take proactive steps to prevent potential issues from arising, as well as address any incidents that do occur with confidence and professionalism.

Join Rachel for a one-day workshop in Chester, on the 25th May for £255 +VAT. 
Worried that legislation might be a yawn fest? Don’t worry, it wont be!  Our sessions are interactive and enjoyable.

“Rachel is an excellent facilitator, knowledgeable and engaging.  Always a good balance of training with experience and the opportunity for allowing people tell their stories and reflect.  An enjoyable, worthwhile and informative course”

Essential Legislation for People Managers

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