The first seminar in the Scottish Wholesale Association's 2013 training programme has been well received by wholesalers with delegates attending the event describing it as "informative and factual".

The workshop, delivered by Finlay McKay of Dundas & Wilson, covered:

  • Age Discrimination - update on recent cases around direct/indirect age discrimination.
  • Tribunal Reforms - latest developments.
  • Social Networking - what are the risks to your business in your employees using social media either during working time or in their personal time.

This Employment Law update workshop provided the small group of delegates with practical advice on how to handle situations as they arise within your business. The session also involved a presentation and discussion on recent case law using real-life case studies.

In addition, delegates were provided with an opportunity to share experiences and obtain best practice advice.

Simon Hannah, managing director of Glasgow wholesaler, JW Filshill, said: "This seminar was informative, factual and, at times, terrifying, particularly the variable attached to different social media platforms.

"It is very clear what we need to do - get a robust policy in place."

JW Filshill's Susan Stirling added: "I found it to be informative and came away with ideas for the future."

According to Gordon White, financial director of Wine Importers Ltd, the seminar was "valuable for all employers".

Wholesalers which have any queries about the SWA's training programme should email Sandie Holmes or call 07921 213 892.

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