Debra Gers Senior practice support lawyer
Debra is responsible for the firm’s public employment training programme, including the Breakfast Clubs and Summer Employment Law Workshop.
Main areas of practice
Debra is a regular speaker at legal conferences and external events for organisations including ACAS, the CIPD, HPMA, HR Retail Circle and Welsh Government. She monitors key cases and legislative developments in both the UK and EU to provide legal updates and internal training on topical issues as well as future developments.
Debra is also responsible for writing employment law articles including newsletters, e-bulletins and tweets as well as providing the employment law content for the firm’s sector bulletins.
Debra works closely with key sectors of the firm in the provision of employment training, particularly to Health, Social Housing, Further and Higher Education and Retail and Leisure clients.
- Provided training for Coleg Gwent, Gower College Swansea, General Teaching Council for Wales, Swansea University and Cardiff University.
- Provided training for RCT, Taff Housing, Newport City Homes and housing associations.
Health and Social
- Provided training for all Health Boards in Wales.
- Guest speaker at HPMA Conferences and Betsi Cadwaladr’s Workforce and Development days.
Retail and Leisure
- Regular speaker at the HR Retail Circle events in London.
- Written miscellaneous press releases on topics such as sickness and annual leave, flexible working, age discrimination in goods and services, workplace stress and religious discrimination.
- Written various employment articles for the publications Business In Wales, Oxford Times, Western Mail, Corporate Live Wales, Practice Management and Personnel Today.
Blake Morgan's employment specialist, Debra Gers, comments on maternity disclosure survey.
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Articles by Debra
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