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supported by Forbes Solicitors
09.00am to 12.00noon

Business Owners/Directors/Managers and HR Practitioners across Lancashire are invited to the HR Employers’ Forums.

The aim of these forums is to keep you up to date with changes and developments in Employment Law along with bringing you key speakers who can inspire you and your business.


1. Light breakfast and Networking (9am to 9.30am)

2. Welcome and General Introduction (9.30am)

3. ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
Providing a summary of key employment law updates.

4.Dr Michele Lawty-Jones, Director, Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub
Development of the Lancashire Local Industrial Strategy
A brief presentation to describe development to-date, including highlights from the evidence base, the emerging themes and priorities, and a focus on developing an agile, productive and capable workforce across the Lancashire area

6. Sally Leech, The Menopause Club and Menopause Club for Business & Emma Swan, Forbes Solicitors
Sally is a qualified Women’s Health Coach, with specialist qualification in menopause transition. A member of the British Menopause Society and a strong background in senior HR roles Sally will be leading this session to discuss; why we need to talk about menopause in the workplace, the education summary – what/when/why, symptoms and treatments plus reasonable adjustments and line managers responsibilities. Emma Swan will then focus on the legal aspects of the Equality Act and the obligations from the employer.

6. Emma Swan, Partner, Employment, Forbes Solicitors
A summary of recent cases which may impact the workforce and interesting cases awaiting conclusion.

7. Joanne Pickering, Director of HR & Training, Forbes Solicitors
Chair’s Report.

8. Any Other Business

9. Date of Next Meeting – TBC

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This forum is FREE and includes a complimentary light breakfast

Forums are open to HR Practitioners along with Business Owners/Directors/Managers across Lancashire.

For AOB please notify us prior to the forum so we can review the nature of the subject and time available.

The forum content is based on your requirements so suggestions for future topics are always welcome to

Please note: In the event of over subscription, where two colleagues are wishing to attend from the same organisation, we may have to request only one attends. Community & Business Partners will be in touch before the Forum if applicable. Please note that the Organisers and Sponsors of this event reserve the right to withdraw an individuals ticket at any given time.

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