Alcohol and drugs - Anne O Connell, Anne O Connell Solicitors
What are your obligations over alcohol or drug addiction as part of a capability or disciplinary process, when the addiction may be masking an underlying disability?
Harassment - Jennifer Cashman, Ronan Daly Jermyn
Using real-life examples of how to overcome the problems, what actually warrants an investigation, especially in bullying and harassment cases?
Who do you involve and when do you allow an appeal?
Poor attitude - Siobhra, Rush Lewis Silkin
How much do you need to put up with before dismissing an employee because of persistently poor attitude e.g. lack of care, ignoring manager requests, undermining others, poor relationships in team?
Return to work - Michael Doyle, AL Goodbody
When diagnosis and time-frame for recovery are not certain, how many "false dawns" of a return to work do you allow a disabled employee who’s on long-term sick leave?
Mental health - Michelle Ni Longain, Byrne Wallace
Weighing up all the tactical scenarios, when and how do you amend trigger points and progress warnings for frequent short-term absences due to an underlying mental health condition?
Cartel follow-on claims - James Flynn QC
Applying the lessons of recent cases, what are the hurdles which need to be overcome to bring successful follow-on claims in the courts?
What does the future hold for class actions?
Child evidence - Stefano Nuvoloni QC
Drawing on practical examples and live cases, how can you make it better for children giving evidence and hearing evidence, especially when they hold the key to the issues before the court?