In association with Michael Rubenstein Conferences Ltd.
Discrimination is easily the most dynamic part of our employment law. Each month brings new cases of practical importance for policies and procedures. No employer - or anyone who advises on employment law or equal opportunities - can afford not to keep abreast of these vital changes.
This has become particularly the case with employment tribunal claims up 90% since the abolition of tribunal fees.
Our outstanding team of Britain’s leading discrimination law experts will review the major discrimination cases from the last year and help you to understand what they mean for your organisation's policies, or for the policies of those you advise. This unique annual conference, designed and chaired by Michael Rubenstein, will provide you with authorative guidance on important recent and proposed changes to discrimination legistlation.
So join Michael and his team of experts for a very special and exciting day.
09.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 Keynote address: The view from the EAT Hon Mr Justice Akhlaq Choudhury; President, Employment Appeal Tribunal
10.40 Sex and race discrimination: recent case law
Proving discrimination – Royal Mail Group v Efobi, Commerzbank AG v Rajput, Iwuchukwu v City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Liability for discrimination: Forbes v LHR Airport Ltd
Harassment – new guidance from the EHRC
Gender recognition proposals and transgender rights
Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers
11.45 New cases on discrimination because of age, religion or belief, sexual orientation
Justifying age discrimination: Lord Chancellor v McCloud, RMT v Lloyd
What is a protected philosophical belief? Gray v Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd, Ministry of Defence v McEleny
Proving direct religious discrimination: Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd v De Groen
Sexual orientation discrimination: recent decisions
Deshpal Panesar, Old Square Chambers
13.30 Equal pay and pay gap reporting
Gender pay gap reporting: the latest news
Measuring the ethnicity pay gap: proposals
Choice of an equal pay comparator: Asda Stores v Brierley
Justifying unequal pay: BMC Software v Shaikh, : McNeil v Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs
Betsan Criddle, Old Square Chambers
14.15 Disability discrimination: recent developments
New case law on the definition of disability: Mart v Assessment Services Inc
Perceived discrimination: Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey
Tests for discrimination arising from disability: Williams v Trustees of Swansea University, Dunn v Secretary of State for Justice, A Ltd v Z, Birtenshaw v Oldfield
New cases on reasonable adjustments
Andrew Short QC, Outer Temple Chambers
15.15 Artificial intelligence, machine learning, algorithms and discrimination law: the new frontier
Understanding AI/ML as a new source of discrimination
Avoiding and finding unlawful bias
Who is responsible when machines discriminate?
Where to find the new rules from the UK and Europe
Robin Allen QC, Cloisters Chambers
16.00 Close of conference
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|Ticket Information ||Ticket Price |
| General Admission || GBP 120|
| Charitable and other voluntary organisations, including trade unions || GBP 90|