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The Gender Agenda

CIPD Birmingham Branch

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)

The Gender Agenda

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Member (free) 18 Oct 2016 Free £0.00

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One of the issues on the Government’s agenda is improving gender equality in the workplace. This event will look at the draft Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations and gender diversity in the boardroom.   The session is made up of two parts: 

Gender Pay Gap Reporting presented by Jawaid Rehman, Partner at Weightmans. Jawaid will cover what will be required under Gender Pay Gap Reporting regulations; what organisations need to do in order to prepare; the risks associated with any gaps that are found; and how to deal with pay gaps identified. This section will also deal with equal pay claims that could arise on the back of the reporting requirements including: the different types of equal pay claims that can arise; the essential requirements in order for the claims to succeed; the types of defence that employers can argue where claims do arise; and the potential liabilities.

Diversity in the Boardroom. The UK Government advocates a voluntary approach to improving gender diversity at the top of organisations, but an EU Directive under discussion in Brussels would introduce a mandatory system of quotas for gender diversity in boardrooms. What do CIPD members think? A member of the CIPD Policy team will attend to provide an update on the research and policy work that the Policy team has been doing around encouraging greater gender diversity in the boardroom and will address some of the wider issues affecting female progression at work. The session will examine the pros and cons of both the UK and EU approach and how best to develop female talent pipelines.

About the Sponsor

Weightmans is a Top 50 law firm with seven offices including offices in Birmingham and Leicester. It has a national employment law team providing advice both to employers in the public sector and the private sector, from small and medium enterprises to large national organisations. Weightmans’ HR Rely team provides employment law advice to employers for a fixed annual fee with no ticking clock. 

Registration and Refreshments

Please arrive at 18:00 for registration and refreshments.  The event will then run from 18:30 to 20:30.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

On street car parking or there is a multi-storey car park at Snow Hill station

What is the refund policy?

Places can be cancelled up to 1 week before the event, after that any non-member delegate fee of £15 is non-refundable 

Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

Do you have questions about The Gender Agenda? Contact CIPD Birmingham Branch

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When & Where

Weightmans LLP
St Phillips Point
Temple Row
B2 5AF Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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CIPD Birmingham Branch

The CIPD Birmingham branch provides opportunities for its 2500 members to network with local HR and L& D professionals, to continue with their professional development and remain up to date with HR issues. There is an active programme of events through the year and you can find details of the upcoming events listed below. For further details just click on the event you are interested in and you can then book your place online.


Unless otherwise stated branch events are free for CIPD members to attend, and there is a non-member fee of £15 which must be paid online when booking.


Birmingahm branch is part of the CIPD Midlands Area Partnership (MAP) which is holding its Midlands Annual Event on Saturday 8 October at Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire.  The theme this year is 'Building Workplaces for the Future' and you can find out more on the MAP events website


The CIPD Birmingham branch committee look forward to seeing you at our events and if you would like any further information please contact the Regional Branch Co-ordinator Eleanor Lloyd Jones on e.lloydjones@cipd.co.uk or 0116 235 7992


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