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Pure and Birkett Long provide free employment law update for Suffolk employers

More than 35 HR professionals from across Suffolk attended an Employment Law seminar hosted by professional recruitment specialists Pure and law firm Birkett Long.  

Pure and Birkett Long have been working together to host regular employment law seminars in the region for over four years. The two firms join forces to provide free, informative sessions to help local employers stay up to date with the often fast moving and increasingly complicated field of employment and recruitment law.

The latest breakfast seminar, held on Wednesday 1 February at the Suffolk Food Hall in Wherstead, included an overview of the latest updates in employment law and outcomes of most recent HR related legal cases from Martin Hopkins, Partner at Birkett Long.

This was followed by a practical workshop covering topics themed around gender discrimination, including the currently topical issue of the potential pitfalls of implementing or enforcing dress codes and the risks of discrimination.

Maddy Houchell, HR Recruitment Consultant at Pure, said: “It was great to have so many people from the Suffolk business community join us for this seminar. Our aim is to make these sessions as valuable as possible to anyone in HR, helping to ensure their organisation remains a great place to work. The feedback we had from delegates was that the event was informative and engaging, and that the workshops provided a great forum to discuss issues with others working in the industry as well as gaining expert advice.”

The event was free to attend with voluntary donations collected for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. The session raised over £80 for the charity with more pledges still being received.

Pure and Birkett Long will be holding further HR employment law seminars in the Eastern region in 2017. For more information, contact Maddy Houchell on maddy.houchell@prs.uk.com