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IoD Liverpool | When banter becomes a blunder - tips for ensuring a happy workforce in the post #metoo world

26 Mar 2019
Rathbone Investment Management, Liverpool

As a business, it's often hard to understand the fine line between 'banter' and harassment, particularly within a workforce where no two employees are the same.

 This event welcomes Charles Millett from Morecrofts Solicitors to offer some practical and insightful advice on what constitutes as acceptable practice. Addressing these key questions:

What constitutes harassment and who decides this? and is “banter” no longer acceptable in the workplace and why is it such a potential problem for an employer?

He will also cover the employer’s “statutory defence” and provide actionable tips on how you can all limit the risk of a claim against your company.

Key details

Date & time: 26 Mar 2019 08:30 - 10:30
Location: Rathbone Investment Management, Liverpool
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Event manager:
Miss Lauren Mullan
Contact phone:
0161 806 0890
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08:30 Registration and networking 

09:00 Welcome from Claire Ebrey, North West Regional Director 

09:15 Presentation from Charles Millett of Morecrofts Solicitors

10:00 Closing remarks and networking

10:30 Event closes


Charles Millett
Morecrofts Solicitors

Charles has practised as a solicitor specialising in employment law for over 15 years and heads up the Employment Law and HR team at Morecrofts Solicitors. He and his team help employers minimise the stress and risk associated with employing people by providing pragmatic advice and support as and when needed.Charles frequently also acts for employees in claims against their employer, including in a wide range of discrimination cases. He regularly appears in the employment tribunals and has successfully represented clients in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Charles regularly provides training to employer clients, either at their premises or as part of a quarterly training programme run from the firm’s main offices on Old Hall Street in Liverpool. 



Alison Lobb
Managing Partner
Morecrofts Solicitors

Alison Lobb is Managing Partner of Morecrofts solicitors, a multi-service firm with six offices across Merseyside.  She qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and specialised for many years, after joining  Morecrofts, in the field of Child Abuse compensation, before deciding to pursue her interest in management by undertakiing  a Post Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice Management at Manchester Metropolitan University.  She became Managing Partner of the firm in 2014.

Alison was awarded Liverpool Law Society Solicitor of the Year in 2015, and won the Professional of the Year award at the Liverpool Women in Business Awards in both 2015 and 2016.  She was included on the North West Insider Women of Influence List 2015 and the inaugural Northern Power Women Top 50 Power List in March 2016.  In 2018 she was awarded the “Spirit of the City” Award at the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards and in 2019 has been shortlisted in the “Transformational Leader” category at the Northern Power women Awards.





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