Employment Law for Charities - The Unique Environment Explored
Charities in England & Wales have the same obligations, responsibilities and duties to their employees just like any other business, but they must also ensure that their workplace practices are constitutionally compliant and meet the high expectations of public scrutiny: ‘getting it right’ has never been so demanding.
Negative publicity can have a devastating impact on public confidence and charitable funding, yet many charities are operating on slender budgets and with over-stretched resources. As we emerge from the challenges of a global pandemic, it is more important than ever for employment advisers to the charity sector to understand the unique environment in which their charity clients operate and to be able to recognise potential risks at the earliest opportunity.This webinar will cover the key areas where tricky issues can arise and where legal advisers can play an invaluable role in identifying problems and preventing complaints, claims and penalties arising later.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- Introduction to Charities, Organisation and Profile
- What makes charities and charity workers different?
- How do an organisation’s charitable purposes impact on employment matters?
- Why is it important for employment lawyers to understand the relationship between trustees and employees?
- Managing Reputational Risk
- When can conflicts of interest arise and what role does a charity have in managing these risks?
- What additional responsibilities do charities have in recruitment and safeguarding?
- How should charities deal with ‘NDAs’ and claims of whistleblowing by employees under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998?
- Employment Status and Atypical Working
- The rules on payments to trustees, potential pitfalls when engaging volunteers, and pay for on-call and sleep-in shifts
- Relevant case law
This webinar was recorded on 24th September 2021
at your organisation