The ever-widening scope of protected characteristics, coupled with the increase in the unfair dismissal qualifying period, makes discrimination a boom area for the next few years. Help your clients know what they can and cannot do, and give them confidence in setting up the statutory defence to avoid vicarious liability.

The lecture covers:-

  • types of discrimination
  • protected characteristics
  • preparing to recruit
  • justifying discriminatory recruitment criteria
  • the application and selection process
  • pregnant women and maternity leave issues
  • discrimination during employment
  • harassment
  • the minefield of reasonable adjustments
  • dealing with long-term or pregnancy related sickness absence
  • dress codes
  • training, development, promotions and transfers
  • discrimination issues on redundancy selection
  • avoiding liability
  • case studies