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Avoiding discrimination claims: What do I need to know? (Edinburgh)

Discrimination claims remain a common occurrence. Such claims can be time consuming and costly to deal with. As there is no upper limit on the compensation which can be awarded, the consequences can be very significant too. The resultant reputational damage, together with the impact upon the culture of an organisation and existing staff, can also be substantial.

Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Time: 12:30 - 14:00

Location: BTO Solicitors One Edinburgh Quay, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG

Speakers:

David Hoey, Partner & Accredited Specialist

Douglas Strang, Associate


Audience:

HR Personnel, Employers and Employees

Programme:

12.15 - 12.30 Event registration

12.30 - 13.30 Seminar

13.30 - 14.00 Discussion and light buffet lunch


Fee:

This event is free of charge

Description:

Discrimination claims remain a common occurrence. Such claims can be time consuming and costly to deal with. As there is no upper limit on the compensation which can be awarded, the consequences can be very significant too. The resultant reputational damage, together with the impact upon the culture of an organisation and existing staff, can also be substantial.

This session will provide an introduction to the field of discrimination law, or a useful refresher for those who are more experienced. It will consider some of the most common areas where employers “trip up” and fall foul of discrimination legislation, providing guidance on practical steps that can be taken to minimise risks arising in this complex area of law and practice. The session will cover:

  • Who is protected by discrimination legislation?
  • What sort of claims can be pursued?
  • Why is having an equal opportunities policy vital and why should I train my staff in its application?
  • What common claims arise in this area and how can I avoid them?
    - Dismissing for ill health
    - Provision of references
    - Recruitment – persons with disabilities or seeking part time work
    - Harassment in the workplace
    - Making reasonable adjustments

 
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