Equality Act Training in Manchester and Sheffield

Equality Act 2010: The Changes and Requirements
Thursday 16th June in Manchester (Mechanics Institute, Princess St)
Friday 17th June Sheffield (Centre in the Park, Norfolk Park)
From 10am to 4.30pm

This participative training seminar will look at:

  • the requirements of the Act; and
  • the implications of the changes for both employers and service providers.

The day will be interactive and each short presentation will be followed by a series of short case studies/scenarios to help explore the issues in practice. The emphasis will be on identifying the way that the new requirements could be applied and will highlight the implications of the legislation in practice.

Time is built into the programme for questions and answers on any issues raised.

The day will be facilitated by OSDC and the presentations on the legislation will be provided by Muriel Robison. OSDC have worked with Muriel over the last four months to successfully deliver this course to a range of statutory and voluntary agencies from Local Authorities, and NHS boards to colleges and voluntary sector service providers.

Booking Information The cost of the seminar per person is: £75 +VAT. Discounts available for multiple bookings. Attached booking form to be sent to megan.osdc@gmail.com or by post to OSDC Ltd, 19 Norfolk Park Drive, Sheffield, S2 3QG.

To confirm a place please book by Monday 6th June.

If you wish to speak someone about the event call 0131 468 1374. Cheques should be made payable to: OSDC Ltd Invoices for BACS payments can be sent on request. See the booking form for cancellation charges.
What the seminar will cover:
Morning session Presentations and discussions on the overview of the Act including:

  • The new approach to “Protected Characteristics” and an in-depth look at the aspects which have changed;
  • Changes and extension to the definitions of discrimination;
  • Extension and exclusions in the definition of harassment; victimisation; and
  • New provisions relating to disability. Afternoon session Presentations and discussions covering:
  • The opportunities for positive action and other exceptions;
  • The requirements relating to Pre-employment Questionnaires;
  • Changes relating to clubs and associations and charities and sport;

Muriel Robison 
Muriel is a solicitor who has specialised in equality law for almost 20 years. She was Head of Commission Enforcement at the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland and Director of Legal Affairs, Scotland at the Equal Opportunities Commission. She is an Honorary Professor and part-time lecturer in law at Glasgow University and a part-time employment judge. Recently she has been working with the Equality and Diversity Forum to produce leaflets on the Equality Act 2010 for the Government Equalities Office.

OSDC Ltd
OSDC was established by Ashok Ohri and Wendy Davies in 1988 to provide training and consultancy in the field of Equality and Diversity. We have experience of working with the public, voluntary and private sector at all levels and in different fields including management training, organisation review and production of training materials.We have written a number of training manuals and guidance notes for managers on equality and diversity and have a long standing reputation as one of the UK’s leading equalities consultants. For more about OSDC and our approach see www.osdc.co.uk

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