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Posted 22 November 2016
bySimon Sanger-Anderson

Discrimination Seminar 9th December 2016

Warehouse staff talking to boss

It is possible to discriminate in a number of ways, but the two which we most commonly encounter, and which continue to present difficulties for employers, are on the grounds of disability and sex – particularly in the context of women returning from maternity leave and (not necessarily simultaneously) flexible working requests. Disability cases also seem to be on the rise and can be extremely complex, with multiple claims often arising from the same set of facts.
At this seminar we will outline the law and then go on to look at how problems can manifest themselves for employers, sharing our experience of how tribunals tend to approach these cases and what you can do to defend yourself.

We will cover issues such as:
•The Employment Tribunal approach to discrimination cases
•Disability and the overlap with capability
•Disability and long term sickness absence
•Reasonable adjustments
•Practical hints re disabled employees
•Maternity leave and the right to return
•Consultation whilst on maternity leave
•Flexible work requests – the process to follow
•Flexible work requests and the right to reject

Who should attend?
Senior leaders with HR oversight, members of the HR team (regardless of prior experience); in addition line managers who may be called upon to chair hearings or deal with this type of issue.

Date and venue
Golden Jubilee Room, Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XS
Friday 9th December 2016 at 9:30am-1:00pm

Booking details
The cost is £45 +VAT (to include a light buffet lunch): free for EASY subscribers. During the course of the seminar there will be ample opportunity to ask your own individual questions. You will also be welcome to contact the presenters for a week or so following the event and they will give you complimentary advice on the topics dealt with.

If you would like to attend, please contact Jo Parry in the employment team.

We hope you can join us.

Want to know more?

Request a call back or ask us a question using our quick-contact form.
Alternatively you can call us on 01392 207020.

About the author

Simon Sanger-Anderson

Consultant and Solicitor

Consultant and solicitor within the firm's registered providers team