Equality and Discrimination - London

Submitted by sglenister on Fri, 07/06/2019 - 15:04
07/06/2019 14:49

Wednesday 13 November 2019

A one-day conference
Unite the Union, London
9.30am - 3.00pm

About the Conference

This year, the issue of equality in the workplace has reached the headlines in the form of non-disclosure agreements that forced staff to stay silent about harassment in some of the UK's biggest firms, as well as protests among thousands of women against unequal pay.

Earlier in 2019, gender pay gap reports were published by UK employers for the second year running, revealing that among 45% of companies inequality had actually increased since monitoring began.

More broadly, women tend to be disproportionately affected by poor-quality and low-paid work, and this goes too for the increasing number of employers breaking minimum wage laws in recent years.

The introduction of gender pay gap reporting has focused a welcome spotlight on other forms of income inequality, including the race pay gap. A government consultation into the possibility of introducing ethnicity pay gap reporting was launched at the end of 2018, but Ministers are yet to respond to the feedback they received.

At this conference, an expert panel of lawyers, academics and campaigners will update delegates on the latest developments in equality law and suggest how workers' rights can be protected regardless of their personal characteristics.

Click here to download the full programme


A discount is available to those who pay upfront (before the date of the conference) either online or by cheque. Those who pay by invoice will pay full price.

Payment up front

£75 Subscribers and members
£90 trade unions
£220 Commercial

Payment by invoice

£80 Subscribers and members
£100 trade unions
£240 Commercial


Unite the Union
128 Theobald's Road

Additional Information

Click here for information on how to book, who should attend and CPD, NPP and EPP Accreditation


Book your place

To book by cheque or invoice, please fill out this form and return it via office@ier.org.uk or by post.


Chaired by Nerys Owen, Labour Research Dept.

Donna Rowe-Merriman, Unison
NMW: Abuses & discrimination

Siobhan Endean, Unite National officer for equalities
Sectoral collective bargaining and equal pay

Caroline Underhill, Thompsons solicitors
Equal Pay?

John Page, The Equality Trust
Winning on Equal Pay

Paul Scholey, Morrish Solicitors
Discrimination - recent cases

Sian Elliott, TUC Women's Equality Officer
Tackling Sexual harassment in the workplace

Helen Carr, UCU
Tackling Sexual harassment in education

IER_EQ_London_13Nov2019_web.pdf88.46 KB

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