Equality Act event: the story so far

Free event: Friday 2 December 2011, London

The Equality Act was introduced in October 2010 to replace and simplify over 100 pieces of previous anti-discrimination Acts and regulations. Just over a year later, we would like to take this opportunity to remove any of the fogginess around the Act and review how it has been working in practice for employers fo far.

Come along to this event if you are a small to medium sized company looking for expert advice around the Equality Act legislation and to hear how other employers are fulfilling their duties. This is also a great opportunity to share experiences with other like minded businesses.

The event will be held at Eversheds LLP, One Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS. You can find directions here.

If you cannot attend the event we would still like to hear your experiences so far. Please email your comments to communications@equalityhumanrights.com 

Register your attendance

You can register your attendance by emailing communications@equalityhumanrights.com. Lunch will be served following the event so please advise us of any dietary requirements or reasonable adjustments you may require when you register.


09:00 Registration and refreshments.

09:30 Welcome and introduction: Alan Christie, Director of Policy, EHRC.

09:50 An overview of the Equality Act and how it is working in practice:Jenny Earle, Senior Lawyer, EHRC.

10:15 Pre-employment questionnaires: Keith Ashcroft, Senior Lawyer, EHRC.

10:45 Tricky areas for employers: Audrey Williams, Partner, Human Resources Group, Eversheds.

11:15 Coffee break.

11:45 Managing the risk of positive action and voluntary gender equality reporting: Steve Williams, Head of Equality, Acas.

12:15 The employer's experience: Kate Headley at The Clear Company.

12:45 Questions and discussion.

13:15 Close and lunch.

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