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TUC and Equal Opportunities Review, Discrimination Law Conference 2017

Trades Union Congress (TUC)

Friday, 20 January 2017 from 08:45 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Other organisations may be able to book a place for this conference at a higher commercial rate via Equal Opportunities Review. For more information visit: www.equalitypublishing.co.uk/discrimination-law-in-2017/
20 Jan 2017 £75.00 £0.00

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This high profile annual conference gives trade unions, law centres, CABx and other voluntary organisations the chance to hear from the leading barristers on the latest legislative developments and landmark equality cases.  

Speakers for 2017

Keynote Address
Judge Shona Simon  

Pregnancy, maternity and parental rights
Rachel Crasnow QC

Discrimination because of religion or belief and sexual orientation discrimination
Robin Allen QC

Equal pay and age discimination: new legistlation and case law
Michael Rubenstein

Disability discrimination: recent developments
Sean Jones QC

Sex and race discrimination: recent case law
Karon Monaghan QC

The cost for trade unions, law centres, CABx and other voluntary organisations is £75 per delegate.*

Early booking is strongly advised as in the past this conference has been oversubscribed and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. In order to assist unions to send officers from the regions, TUC affiliates will receive one free place for every ten booked. (The free ticket will be refunded to you once you place the order)

Please note we will NOT accept any bookings for this event without payment in advance.

*Other organisations may be able to book a place for this conference at a higher commercial rate via Equal Opportunities Review. For more information visit: http://www.equalitypublishing.co.uk/discrimination-law-in-2017/ 


Agenda

09.30 Welcome

         Mary Bousted, TUC President

09.45 Discrimination Law in 2016 Keynote Address
         Judge Shona Simon 

10.30 Pregnancy, Maternity and Parental rights
          Rachel Crasnow QC, Cloisters Chambers

  • Shared parental leave where the law stands now
  • Shared parental leave: policy lessons for employers and trade unions
  • Pregnancy and health and safety: the Otero Ramos case 
  • Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: latest case law

11.10 Coffee

11.30 Discrimination because of religion or belief and sexual orientation discrimination
         Robin Allen QC, Cloisters Chambers

  • Dress and appearance rules: CJEU references on Islamic headscarves
  • What is a protected "philosophical belief"? EAT decision in Harron 
  • Sexual orientation discrimination: lastest decisions 
  • Retrospectivity of survivors' benefits for same-sex couples

12.10  Panel discussion: Your chance to put your questions to the morning’s speakers

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Equal pay and age discrimination 
         Michael Rubenstein, Equal Opportunities Review and Industrial Relations Law Reports 

  • Mandatory gender pay gap reporting: analysis the Regulations
  • Private sector equal pay claims
  • Age discrimination: latest cases from the Court of Justice
  • A cost defence to age discrimination: where the law now stands

14.10 Disability discrimination: Recent developments
           Sean Jones QC, 11 KBW Chambers 

  • Who is disabled? The EAT decision in Banaszczyk and the UN Convention                       
  • Knowledge of disability: implications of Gallop No.2
  • Discrimination arising from disability: guidance from the EAT 
  • New decisions on the scope of the reasonable adjustment dury 

14.50 Tea

15.05  Sex and race discrimination: recent case law 
            Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers

  • Employment satus under the Equality Act: the Court of Appeal decision in Hottak
  • Territoriality under the Equality Act: the Court of Appeal decision in Hottak
  • Racial grounds: the Supreme Court decision in Taiwo
  • Proving disparate impact: Essop and Naeem in the Supreme Court

15.45 Panel discussion: your chance to put questions to the afternoon’s speakers

16.05 Close of conference


 

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Great Russell Street
WC1B 3LS London
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Friday, 20 January 2017 from 08:45 to 16:00 (GMT)


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The TUC is the voice of Britain at work. With 52 affiliated unions representing 5.5 million working people from all walks of life, we campaign for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.

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