COVID-19 live employer Q&A for the Charity sector

Our Employment Law and Health & Safety Directors will be joining forces with ACEVO CEO Vicky Browning to discuss the pivotal challenges facing third sector employers and senior leaders and offer practical advice on people management and risk control.

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Tune in live: Thursday 16 July
14:00 - 14:45

While the voluntary sector has responded incredibly to the coronavirus pandemic, the strain placed on senior leaders of UK charities cannot be underestimated.

As part of our continued commitment to supporting charitable organisations throughout this difficult period, Ellis Whittam is pleased to be partnering with the Association for Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) for a 45-minute live employer Q&A to help you remain resilient and resume your operations confidently and compliantly.

Hosted by our Employment Law and Health & Safety experts, James Tamm and Andy Hall, alongside special guest ACEVO CEO Vicky Browning, the session will address major talking points and recent government developments, and is an opportunity to receive clear, pragmatic advice on your most pressing employment and safety obstacles.

With a long list of lockdown-loosening changes having been announced recently, including the relaxation of the two-metre rule, our panel of industry and legal experts will be exploring what this means for your organisation and activities, and what steps you will need to take to ensure you remain compliant.

What’s on the agenda?

From a health and safety perspective, we will be exploring employers’ legal duties, the newly-released government guidance, the importance of risk assessment and the practical control measures required to make your business COVID-secure. Turning to your employment challenges, we will be offering practical advice on safety-related refusals to work, and utilising the flexible furlough scheme for those who will remain at home either full-time or partially.

There will also be an opportunity to submit your questions to our experts and get specialist advice on your particular situation.

Due to the high relevance of this topic and the need for clear, concise advice, our last two virtual training sessions have been oversubscribed and we received hundreds of questions. Please rest assured that even if we don’t have time to answer your question during the Q&A, we will respond to you personally afterwards.

We understand that charitable organisations of all sizes and purposes are facing a myriad of challenges right now, including increased demand for services, reduced levels of funding, and the need to support service users and keep people safe. We also know through speaking to charitable organisations on a daily basis that maintaining a strong team and solid continuity plans and scenario planning has never been more important.

With this in mind, make sure to join us to get your urgent queries answered, learn how to overcome some of your current pressures, and get the advice you need to react quickly to fast-changing circumstances so that you can continue to support those in need.

Need advice now?

Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub to watch our last COVID-19: Live employer Q&A on demand. Here, you can also download a range of useful resources, including helpful guidance notes, sample letters and policies, and risk assessment templates, which are updated regularly to reflect current government guidance.
 

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About the Hosts

James Tamm

Director of Legal Services at Ellis Whittam

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2007, James has specialised in employment law exclusively. 

His practice includes advising on a full range of non-contentious issues, encompassing disciplinary matters, redundancies, grievances, restructures, TUPE and industrial relation disputes.

James also has extensive experience in dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, including representation in a full range of unfair dismissal cases, discrimination claims, protective awards, TUPE and whistleblowing claims.

James previously headed the Litigation Team at Ellis Whittam before going on to become Head of Employment Law and then Director of Legal Services. In his current position, he is responsible for delivering the Legal Team’s strategic objectives, with direct line management responsibility for a team of approximately 45 lawyers.

Andrew Hall

Regional Health & Safety Manager at Ellis Whittam

Andrew has been a health and safety practitioner for 11 years and has a wealth of experience across all sectors and all
aspects of health and safety.

With a background in heavy engineering, shipping, ports and logistics, Andrew is able to provide advice on new processes and systems to drive operational and behavioural improvements.

He has cross sector knowledge, providing best-in-class
advice and recommendations to SMEs and some of the UK’s largest organisations.

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