Solving problems in the workplace

Theresa Carling
Theresa Carling

BUSINESS bosses will get a chance to talk about issues affecting the workplace.

A seminar all about matters such as bullying and harassment will be tackled at a seminar in the Hartlepool area next month.

Experts from Hartlepoool-based solicitors Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors will join forces with officials from the Mayberry Consultancy for the seminar on Friday, July 12, from 8.30am.

It will include advice on redundancies, bullying or harassment allegations in the workplace.

The event will also highlight Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations - also known as TUPE - which protects employees’ terms and conditions of employment when a business is transferred from one owner to another.

Seminar officials say advice on this is vital for anyone taking over an established business. The event will be at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors’ base at Wynyard Park and lasts for 90 minutes.

Theresa Carling, an employment law specialist with Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors, said: “Most employers have experienced conflict, either where staff are not getting along, or because of changes in the workplace which employees are unhappy with.

“This seminar draws on real life situations which have escalated, with practical hints and tips for employers to turn around tricky situations quickly.”

David Dorman-Smith, managing director of Mayberry Consultancy Ltd, said: “Our experience shows conflict can happen at many different levels within a company, and sometimes managers cannot work out how to resolve it.

“Employers will come away with practical tools to respond to the problems they may face.”

The event is one of a number of free workshops planned jointly by Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors and Mayberry Consultancy Ltd.

Places on the first seminar are limited and can be booked by emailing