Homeworking - Sarah Henchoz, Allen & Overy
In the spotlight of Covid-19, how do you contend with employee requests to work 100% from home; they've shown they can do it, but it just isn't what you want right now?
Mental health - Paul Fontes, Eversheds Sutherland
If you're facing short-term and sporadic absences because of mental health, how do you balance the competing considerations of support to the individual with business needs and HR objectives?
Non-attendance - Udara Ranasinghe, DAC Beachcroft
When is it reasonable to proceed with a disciplinary or formal and decide to dismiss an employee in their absence, e.g. because of repeated non-attendance of scheduled meetings and suspected manipulation?
Performance - Nick Siddall QC, Littleton Chambers
Is there a creative way of going beyond a performance plan, when faced by employees who aren't quite good enough; they aren't bad, but others don't value them, and you know you can hire better?
Social Media - Jennifer Millins, Mishcon de Reya
Using grey area examples, where is the line between an employee's personal life and bringing the organisation into disrepute, e.g. inappropriate comments or behaviour on Facebook or TikTok?