Club HR: Let’s not talk about Covid-19 – Employment law trends for 2022

  • Date: 8 February 2022
Club HR: Let’s not talk about Covid-19 – Employment law trends for 2022

Club HR: Let’s not talk about Covid-19 – Employment Law trends for 2022

This series is suitable for HR professionals or those with responsibility for managing staff.

Our in-house specialists, Chris McDowall and Emily Campbell talked through a range of key trends and considerations for employment law in 2022. It was an informative webinar covering off fundamental areas for the year ahead on everything but Covid-19.

The duo provided valuable insights on the following topics:

  • Menopause and the workplace
  • Workplace sexual harassment
  • Government reform on flexible working
  • The new UK Employment Bill
  • Employment law case update

Meet our speakers

Chris McDowall | Partner 

Specialising in employment and discrimination law, Chris advises a diverse range of commercial clients with operations across the UK. He also works for public sector bodies and private individuals. Delivering best quality strategic legal advice, Chris also represents clients in employment tribunal cases both north and south of the border. Organisations Chris delivers specialist legal services to include INEOS, the Royal College of Nursing, Apex Hotels and the University of Strathclyde.

Chris is a board member of South Lanarkshire College. Chris is also Chair of the College’s HR Committee and has real practical experience of the issues faced by clients in the workplace. An extension of this expertise is his delivery of practical training and workshops for HR professionals and people managers. These courses cover employment and discrimination law. Chris heads our management training programme and is an accredited workplace coach.

Emily Campbell | Solicitor 

Emily is a solicitor in the Employment, Immigration and Pensions Unit in our Glasgow office. She regularly acts for both employer and employee clients across the private and public sectors. She has experience in different aspects of contentious employment issues, from disability and race discrimination to unfair dismissal, grievances and whistleblowing. Emily is also involved in advising employers and employees on non-contentious matters such as settlement agreements and employment contracts and policies. She is keen to assist people in resolving workplace disputes and dedicated to improving workplace relations.

Emily is interested in innovation in the legal industry and won the Law Society of Scotland’s 2020 Innovation Cup. She also assists in representing colleagues at our staff forum.


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