Health & Safety - Dismissals and Detriment

Health & Safety - Dismissals and Detriment

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Course Overview

Delivered by experienced barrister and lecturer Alastair Hodge of 5 Essex Court, this 30-minute session will focus on one aspect of health & safety law, namely where it interweaves with employment law and the interrelationship between employees, safety representatives and safety committees.  

Consideration will be given to the protection which section 44 of the Employment Rights Act provides in relation to health and safety detriments. Similar provisions that exist in relation to protection for dismissal on health and safety grounds will also be discussed, along with its limitations, and how the legislation works in practise; a niche, often overlooked but important aspect of health and safety law.

Finally, the causal link between the detriment and / or dismissal in health and safety matters will be explored in some detail.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of the relationship between health and safety law
  • • Be familiar with the protection provided against victimisation and unfair dismissal
  • • Feel more confident when handling health and safety matters involving detriment and dismissal

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for health and safety and employment law practitioners of all levels


About Instructor - Alastair Hodge

Alastair is a practising barrister at 5 Essex Court who specialises in all aspects of Employment & Education Law. Called in 1997, Alastair is also a Senior Advocacy Trainer for the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and has spent many years teaching students, pupils, junior practitioners and QC's the art of advocacy, both nationally and internationally. In 2014 he was appointed a Master of the Bench and in 2016 was appointed an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Law School. He is also an experienced after dinner speaker, comedian and mimic, and is renowned for his entertaining presentational style.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    12 Page


  • Quiz


    3 months ago
    11 months ago
  • Brilliant. As a Trainee Solicitor in the Employment Department with no previous Employment Law knowledge it has given me a good foundation to build the required knowlegde. Thank you.
    1 year ago
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  • Price
  • £ 70