Charity Employment Law: Training for a Post-Pandemic World

11 October 2022
During the pandemic many organisations faced employment challenges including working from home, hybrid working, the furlough scheme and redundancies. This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the key employment laws and regulations that charity leaders should be up-to-date with in order to manage their employees fairly and effectively.


  • Kathy Halliday

    Partner , VWV

    Kathy has over 20 years' experience as an employment lawyer acting for a wide range of commercial clients and clients within the public sector and third sectors including housing associations, schools and charities. She has particular expertise in managing complex projects, including TUPE advice, large scale redundancies and restructurings; and tribunal litigation, including multi applicant claims and complex discrimination

    Kathy enjoys understanding her clients' strategic priorities and approach to HR issues so the advice she provides ensures that these are met. She is known for her ability to deal with complex projects and litigation and the advice she provides is always pragmatic and clear.

    Independent legal directories rank Kathy as a leading individual in the West Midlands (Legal 500). Kathy is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and is the Chair of a local Governing Board at an Academy Trust and a Trustee of a local charity.

    Outside of work Kathy's time is spent with her family and when there is time she enjoys swimming, gardening, reading and going to the theatre.

  • Joanne Oliver

    Partner , VWV

    Jo advises on all areas of employment law in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters. She supports business, charities and educational institutions in navigating
    complex employment challenges including TUPE transfers, restructures, workplace disputes, trade union relations, employee exits and employment tribunal claims.

    Jo has a genuine enthusiasm for employment law and problem solving. By taking a commercial and pragmatic approach to resolving difficult and often sensitive issues, Jo has a track record of achieving successful outcomes for her clients. She works closely with clients to understand their organisation and objectives before tailoring her advice to meet their specific needs.

    Jo is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and regularly provides training on topical employment and HR issues. In her spare time she enjoys sailing and travel.


An introduction to the course and course objectives
Recruitment and employment contracts
  • Statutory obligations and requirement to issue a contract
  • Safer recruitment and safeguarding
Employment, diversity and inclusion
  • Protected characteristics
  • Wider diversity issues
Managing grievance and disciplinary issues
  • Overview of fair process
  • Managing appeals
Making changes to the workforce
  • Changing contract terms -how to do it
  • Working from home and hybrid working
  • Redundancies - overview of fair process
Case Update
  • The latest updates


(prices exc VAT)

Governance & Leadership charity subscriber - £119

Standard charity rate - £159

Corporate Governance & Leadership subscriber- £300

Corporate delegate- £400

For group bookings email [email protected] 

Terms & Conditions

Substitution and cancellation policy: On receipt of your booking form, your place is confirmed. Delegate substitutions are allowed. Up to and including 14 days prior to the event, a refund (less a 15% administration fee), or one complimentary transfer to another training date can be issued. Only one complimentary transfer can be issued, no refund will be issued for a cancelled transfer.  Once a transfer has been processed, refund for the original booking will not be issued. Refunds or transfers are not available less than 14 days before the event date. Confirmation of cancellations MUST be in writing and sent or faxed to Civil Society Media at 15 Prescott Place, London, SW4 6BS 020 7819 1200 (fax: 020 7819 1210).