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Exclusion - Ciara Kennedy-Loest, Hogan Lovells

Exclusion - Ciara Kennedy-Loest, Hogan Lovells (Public Procurement, Edinburgh, 24.05.16) What is a tangible methodology for excluding a bidder for significant or persistent deficiencies? What evidence, beyond criminal convictions, can you rely upon?

Contract Changes - Roger Cotton, Brodies

Contract Changes - Roger Cotton, Brodies (Public Procurement, Edinburgh, 24.05.16) What are the "magic words" and review mechanisms which generalise and extend your options when it comes to making changes mid-contract? How do you achieve your aims without falling foul of the rules?

Vacant Positions - Chris McDowall, Anderson Strathern

Vacant Positions - Chris McDowall, Anderson Strathern (Discrimination, Edinburgh, 25.05.16) If a disabled employee is not able to carry out his or her role, is it your duty to offer a suitable vacant position automatically - no matter whether he or she is the best candidate?

Short and Intermittent Absences - Amanda Jones, Maclay Murray & Spens

Short and Intermittent Absences - Amanda Jones, Maclay Murray & Spens (Discrimination, Edinburgh, 25.05.16) When applying your attendance policy to disabled employees, when and by how much should you extend the trigger points because of short and intermittent absences? How do you offer support but also manage overall attendance?

Selective Sickness Pay - Stuart Neilson, Pinsent Masons

Selective Sickness Pay - Stuart Neilson, Pinsent Masons (Discrimination, Edinburgh, 25.05.16) If – as is increasingly common - an employer maintains full pay for an employee through cancer, why not offer the same in mental health situations? Do policies of this type - whether formal or informal - leave you open to challenge?

Managing Performance - Professor David Hoey, BTO Solicitors LLP

Managing Performance - Professor David Hoey, BTO Solicitors LLP (Discrimination, Edinburgh, 25.05.16) How do you overcome the perpetual worry of managing performance when there is an ongoing disability or propensity to claim discrimination?

Constructive Knowledge - David Walker, Morton Fraser

Constructive Knowledge - David Walker, Morton Fraser (Discrimination, Edinburgh, 25.05.16) When - either during or post-recruitment - can an experienced manager be fixed with constructive knowledge of an undeclared disability, for instance signs of dyslexia or a mental health condition? What is HR expected to know and do?

Capability Dismissals - Joan Cradden, Brodies

Capability Dismissals - Joan Cradden, Brodies (Discrimination, Edinburgh, 25.05.16) How do you carry out the capability dismissal of employees with protected characteristics - particularly age? How do you evidence forgetfulness or an inability to manage the same level of work etc.?

Bias of Staff - Stephen Miller, Clyde & Co

Bias of Staff - Stephen Miller, Clyde & Co (Discrimination, Edinburgh, 25.05.16) How do you quash the conscious AND unconscious bias of staff (especially senior, long serving or "old-school") in relation to protected characteristics? Train, reinforce, punitive measures?

Short and Intermittent Absences - Mark Landon, Weightmans

Short and Intermittent Absences - Mark Landon, Weightmans (Discrimination, London, 24.05.16) When applying your attendance policy to disabled employees, when and by how much should you extend the trigger points because of short and intermittent absences? How do you offer support but also manage overall attendance?

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