In-house Training

Why should you consider in-house training for your organisation?

Is your organisation specialised, with its own particular employment law issues?

Do you have lots of staff you’d like to attend a particular course?

Do you have a need to train your managers on key issues such as Performance Management, Handling Menopause in the Workplace or how to run Disciplinaries and Grievances?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, in-house training could be the solution. Sherrards can run a course tailored to the issues your organisation faces and deliver it either online for up to 30 attendees or face to face.

All of our courses are suitable for learners of all levels and all our trainers are practicing employment law solicitors, providing you and your team with training that reflects knowledge gained at the coalface! Courses we currently offer include:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion with Office Banter

An area of increasing importance for all organisations, our course takes delegates through the Equality Act in a lively and engaging presentation, with lots of case studies and examples.

Designed to help HR Professionals and line managers across all industries to understand why it’s good business practice for organisations to promote equality and diversity and also the legal implications of E,D & I in the workplace.

How is the course delivered?

Delivered by a collaboration between an experienced employment law solicitor and a diversity specialist, the training will cover all of the following topics;

         Protected characteristics

         Direct and indirect discrimination – what is the difference and why does it matter?

         Disability discrimination

         Harassment and managing “banter” in the workplace

         Case law

The course can be delivered in a 2.5 hour session. Within this there will be a short coffee break. There will be ample time during the training for live questions and debate. The delegates will also be able to ask questions throughout. The course is very interactive and will be supported by relevant and thought provoking case study discussions.

Next Steps

If you would like further details on this course or if you have any questions regarding the content please email If you decide to proceed with a booking we will arrange a call with you well in advance of the training to discuss typical scenarios that you and your team encounter on this topic and to build some realistic case studies for your training.

Menopause in the Workplace

Sherrards can deliver a range of Menopause Awareness Training Programmes to your management team and employees across the business.

The courses we offer are run by Lorraine Sherrard, a highly experienced HR Consultant and Licensed Menopause Champion as certified by Menopause Experts Group (MEG). MEG champions work with and train organisations to create better supported workplaces for women.

Menopause in the Workplace Training

Enhancing diversity and inclusion, Menopause in the Workplace Training will encourage your teams to become more aware of the issues menopause can create in the workplace, what the symptoms are, how to actively support colleagues and how best to deal with any issues that arise.

Areas covered include:

Recognising the symptoms of menopause
Why every employer should be menopause friendly
How the menopause could affect your employees in their role
Understanding your responsibilities as an employer
Creating a menopause action plan
Accredited Menopause Friendly workplaces

We also run workshops on Wellbeing at Work. These are designed and delivered with a focus on supporting employees experiencing perimenopause and menopause symptoms can also be delivered.

To find out more about the Menopause courses we offer please email 

Equality and Diversity with a focus on Office Banter – Online only

A one hour online course (delivered via Zoom) focusing on how work colleagues should behave towards each other, how you can help to make your workplace more inclusive and reduce the risk of issues and claims arising. 

To find out more about the course content and the benefits of choosing this course then please email

Employment Law Essentials

Whether you have experienced or new line managers within your organisation it is always useful for them to attend a practical training session to remind them how best to handle HR/employee issues that they may face. 

This newly updated course covers all the essentials of employment law including;

The course can be delivered in a 2.5 hour session. Within this there will be a short coffee break. There will be ample time during the training for live questions and debate. The delegates will also be able to ask questions throughout. The course is very interactive and will be supported by relevant and thought provoking case study discussions.


• The course will ensure your HR team and managers will be well informed and confident about handling HR challenges that arise.
• By the end of the course all delegates will have learnt how to deal with the most important aspects of UK employment law in a very practical, interactive way. The delegates will also understand how their organisations’s procedures work in the context of the law.
• Excellent training can lead to increased job satisfaction, motivation and morale among your managers/teams and increased efficiencies in your internal processes and procedures.
• The Q and A session will allow your delegates to get immediate answers to their questions and they will leave the training more informed as a result.

All topics are illustrated by real case studies and examples, and active audience participation is encouraged.  All attendees will receive a detailed delegate information pack.

Next Steps

This training programme has received excellent feedback from attendees. If you would like further information on how to book this course for your organisation please email and she will be able to answer any questions re bookings or content.

Employee Representative Video Training

We have recently created a video designed specifically for Employee Representatives from your organisation. It is readily available and covers the rights of nominated employee representatives, their roles and responsibilities and how to perform effectively in the role. If you are interested in finding out more about the training please email for further details and costs.

Resilience Workshop
This half day workshop is delivered in partnership with an expert in Managing Mental Health and Resilience in the workplace. The course covers the responsibilities of the employer, stress, absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace, how to encourage personal resilience and a management toolbox to help you to successfully support and manage your staff.

Employment Law Latest
An update for those with a sound grasp of employment law. By the end of the course, delegates will be up-to-date with the latest developments in employment law, be able to ensure their organisation complies with legislation and be able to implement any necessary changes to current procedures.

Employment Headaches
Using scenarios drawn from our real-life experience in advising clients, this interactive course involves delegates in assessing and providing solutions to a series of common HR case studies and dilemmas. The course can be tailored to include specific problem areas within your organisation.

Handling Investigations and Disciplinaries
This course for line managers follows the full life-cycle of a disciplinary matter including investigation, suspension, preparation of the case, conducting the disciplinary interview, reaching a decision, sanctions and appeals.

Positive Performance Management
Obtaining the best performance from staff is a priority for all organisations. This course is based on our many years’ experience in advising organisations in achieving maximum performance and handling capability issues. With HR input as well as legal, the course provides managers with practical guidance, and increases their confidence in handling capability challenges.

Managing Attendance
A course which covers all aspects of attendance management from measurement of attendance, to processes and procedures to be followed including disability and reasonable adjustments. The course also covers practical advice on interactions with staff.

Recruitment Workshop
This interactive and practical workshop covers all aspects of recruitment from the legal framework to candidate selection and the “do’s and don’ts” of advertising and interviewing.

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