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Social media - Jack Boyle, Blackadders

Social media - Jack Boyle, Blackadders 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?

Mental health - Paul Fontes, Eversheds Sutherland

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?

Homeworking - Gillian MacLellan, CMS

Homeworking - Gillian MacLellan, CMS 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?

Non-attendance - Noele McClelland, Thorntons

Non-attendance - Noele McClelland, Thorntons 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 - David Walker, Morton Fraser

Performance - David Walker, Morton Fraser 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?

Bullying - Amanda Steadman, Brahams Dutt Badrick French

Bullying - Amanda Steadman, Brahams Dutt Badrick French What are your legal and practical options if (1) those being bullied don't want to make a formal complaint, but do 'want it noted' or (2) the bullying is raised on behalf of others informally?

Homeworking - Sarah Henchoz, Allen & Overy

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

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

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?

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