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Discrimination Law Conference 2020 by TUC & Michael Rubenstein Conferences
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Fri, 31 Jan 2020 - 08:45 to 16:05

Congress House
Great Russell Street
United Kingdom

£80 for TUC affiliated organisations, law centres, CAB and other voluntary organisations only

Join Michael Rubenstein and six of Britain's leading discrimination law experts for this high profile annual conference - giving trade unions, law centres, CAB and other voluntary organisations the chance to hear from the leading barristers on the latest legislative developments and landmark equality cases.

We are delighted to annouce that this year the keynote speech will be delivered by Mr Justice Choudhury, President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

The cost for TUC affiliated organisations, law centres, CAB and other voluntary organisations is £80 per delegate (please note this does not include government organisations or education institutions). Other organisations may be able to book a place for this conference at a higher commercial rate via Michael Rubenstein Conferences.

Early booking is strongly advised as in the past this conference has been oversubscribed and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. In order to assist unions to send officers from the regions, TUC affiliates will receive one free place for every ten booked (the free ticket will be refunded to you once you place the order).

Please note we will NOT accept any bookings for this event without payment in advance.

If you are unable to pay online using a credit card, please fill in the booking form (except the credit card details), print it off and send it to us at the following address along with a cheque for £80 (made payable to ‘Trades Union Congress’): Nicola Pound - RISE, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

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08:45 Registration and coffee

09:35 Welcome Address - Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC

09:50 Keynote address: The view from the EAT - Hon Mr Justice Akhlaq Choudhury.

10:30 New cases on discrimination because of age, religion or belief, sexual orientation - Deshpal Panesar, Old Square Chambers,

11:10 Coffee

11:30 Sex and race discrimination: recent case law - Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers

12:10 Panel discussion: Your chance to put your questions to the morning’s speakers

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Equal pay and gender pay gap reporting - Betsan Criddle, Old Square Chambers.

14:10 Disability Discrimination: recent developments - Andrew Short QC, Outer Temple Chambers

14:50 Break

15:05 Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, algorithms and discrimination law: the new frontier - Robin Allen QC, Cloisters Chambers

15:45 Panel discussion: your chance to put your questions to the afternoon’s speakers

16:05 Close of conference

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