Posted On / 12.09.2016

Free Lunch & Business Guidance

Battens Solicitors to Host Two Employment Guidance Lunches on

Workplace Discrimination and Restructures & Redundancies

Two free employment lunches are being held by one of the South West’s largest law firms, Battens Solicitors, to offer local businesses guidance on discrimination and making internal restructures and redundancies without falling foul of the law.

As well as hearing from employment law specialists and enjoying a delicious complimentary lunch, attendees will also be invited to share their thoughts and experiences, and can take the opportunity to discuss any issues they may have.  

Workplace Discrimination Lunch

The first lunch, which will be held on Tuesday 20th September at Mansion House, Yeovil, will look at the sensitive issues surrounding the discrimination; experts from Battens Solicitors will highlight the different forms of discrimination as well as the steps businesses can take to prevent it and how to deal with breaches.

Dawn Gallie, Head of Employment at Battens Solicitors said: “Parental status, gender identity and religious beliefs are just some of the grounds employees may have to make a claim against their employer. This lunch will outline the many different forms discrimination may take and how to avoid it”

Restructures and Redundancies Lunch

The second business lunch, which will take place on Thursday 22nd September at the Gamekeeper, Charminster, will examine the reasons behind restructures - such as improving efficiency or implementing strategic legal changes – and look at how to manage them and any subsequent redundancies, successfully.

Dawn Gallie said: “Changes are sometimes needed within a business to support new workloads, business needs or other factors. What’s important is that businesses get it right by keeping inside the law and causing as little disruption to their workforce as possible. This event will highlight exactly how businesses can achieve this successfully.”

The lunches will also provide an update on the most recent developments in employment law.

The Details:

Workplace Discrimination Lunch: Tuesday 20th September, 12.15-2.15pm, Mansion House, Yeovil

Restructures & Redundancies Lunch: Thursday 22nd September, 12.15-2.15pm, The Gamekeeper, Charminster

Tickets are free, but places are limited. Book your place by contacting Victoria Knight on 01935 846000 or Further details can be found at