Thursday, 27 August 2009

CIPD Law on tour to focus on Equality Bill

Law on tour to focus on Equality Bill CIPD press release 27th August 2009

We have just received this from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

The Law on Tour workshops from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) are a 'one stop shop' for the latest on employment law. This autumn's workshops offer a thorough employment law refresher, look at important case law decisions and preview new legislation.

This tour starts on 6 October and will focus particular attention on the Equality Bill to help participants increase their knowledge on:
• protected characteristics• multiple discrimination
• changes to direct and indirect discrimination
• equal pay• positive action• harassment
• disability - the medical model and beyond.

Mike Emmott, Employee Relations Adviser at CIPD says: "The sharp increase in employment tribunals following the swathe of redundancies in the recession should send a clear warning to employers that they simply cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to the law. It's vital that HR professionals are up to speed with legal developments to guide and protect employers - they need to be confident that their practices at work are sound and reflect the latest changes. "The CIPD Law on Tour workshops are designed to help HR professionals understand the legal complexities of perennial employment issues and to prepare them for changes to come. The Equality Bill alone is a major change that will force employers to review their existing equality strategies."

Other Content

Other areas to be covered include a whole raft of employment law also due this year, such as:
• fit notes• additional maternity pay
• additional paternity pay• national minimum wage
• enactment of provisions of Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
• amendments to Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974


Run by top employment law specialists, the workshops include group discussions, case studies, clear presentations and supporting documentation to ensure that complex legal issues around employment are explored and communicated in what is an enjoyable and productive learning experience.

The Law on Tour workshops will take place at locations in October visit their website for more information.

For more information on The Equality Bill visit our section on the jml Training and Consultancy website here

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