9.00-1.30 £90 + VAT
Our next employment law workshop focuses on equality and diversity in the workplace.
The session will cover the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010 but this will not be the main focus of the session.
The focus will be on:
- the difference between equality and diversity
- unconscious bias and stereotyping
- the conflict between different protected characteristics and how to deal with that
- an understanding that promoting a diverse workforce is beneficial to employers and employees alike.
This half day workshop provides delegates with an understanding of the issues regarding diversity and equality you are likely to face within your organisation. Case studies and group work will be used throughout the training.
At the conclusion of the training delegates will be able to:
- Understand the basic legal framework for equality in the workplace;
- Understand the difference between equality and diversity and to recognise that diversity in the workplace is beneficial;
- Challenge stereotyping and unconscious bias in the workplace whether that relates to employees or service users;
- Promote equality and diversity in the workplace;
- Understand the duties of all employees to colleagues and service users in the context of equality and diversity.
Who should attend?
The workshop will benefit HR managers or professionals with responsibility for dealing with diversity and equality issues within their organisation.
Paul Brown, Employment Law Specialist, Anderson Strathern
Paul has fine-tuned his expertise in employment law and in discrimination and equality issues, where he provides advice to both directors and employees on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including TUPE and general contractual elements. He also negotiates and consults with unions on behalf of clients and appears regularly in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Mandy Armstrong, Employment Lawyer, Anderson Strathern
Mandy advises both employers and employees on all aspects of employment law. Her areas of expertise include unfair dismissal, discrimination, disciplinary and grievance issues and TUPE. Working closely with public and private sector clients, Mandy often represents employers’ interests at the Employment Tribunal, particularly in defending discrimination claims. She also regularly represents employees involved in litigation and has specialist skill and experience at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.