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AGM 2018 and “Sex and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll”

CIPD North East of England Branch

Thursday, 24 May 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

AGM 2018 and “Sex and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll”

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18:00 – 18:30 Arrival, buffet and networking

18:30 – 19:00 AGM, CIPD North East of England

19:00 – 19:45 Presentation, "Sex and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll!"

Grabs the attention, doesn’t it? For those of us old enough to remember, it’s the title of a punk song by Ian Dury & The Blockheads from 1977. It’s also a helpful reference point culturally to UK employment law and its firmly established roots in the 1970s.

The legal presentation following the AGM this year will focus on two of those topics – Sex and Drugs.

The first topic we will consider relates to “Sex” and how the general provisions which were first, comprehensively, incorporated in the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Equal Pay Act 1970 have been an increasingly relevant consideration in the last 12 months. This follows the Weinstein revelations and the #metoo campaign that followed.  We will also consider the increasing awareness of equal pay and equality of opportunity through the issues between male and female stars in Hollywood, the BBC, litigation against the likes of Asda and the obligation for employers with over 250 employees to publically report their gender pay gap. Lisa Kelly, an associate in Muckle LLP’s employment team who also has worked as a HR Manager within an NHS Trust, will consider the trends and look at the issues that all employers, regardless of size, need to consider.

The second “Drugs” topic will consider the increasing incidence of employers needing to deal with the effects of recreational drug use at work/amongst their workforce. During the evening Black & Banton Physical and Occupational Health will provide examples of the types of drugs and drugs paraphernalia encountered by employers, as well as the types of screening equipment used by a number of employers. Chris Maddock, head of the employment team at Muckle LLP, will discuss the types of issues that his team increasingly regularly advise on.  He will also consider the issues that employers need to think about if they are considering introducing a drugs and alcohol screening regime, including any equality impact assessment required to comply with the forthcoming implementation of the GDPR.

As for the “Rock’n’Roll”, you’ll just need to attend to find out…….

19:45 – 20:00 Q&A and Close

Parking - the "Alive After 5" Newcastle City Council initiative means most of the local council parking is free after 5pm on weekdays.  Details of the car parks covered can be found at:

Limited availability - please book early to avoid disappointment


With thanks for support from Muckle LLP


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Muckle LLP
32 Gallowgate
NE1 4BF Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Thursday, 24 May 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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