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Dignity, discrimination, equality and safety in the workplace

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
9:30 am - 4:00 pm



Here we join Acas, to offer a new “in-depth” interactive and practical session that digs deep into the 9 protected characteristics of the Equality Act.  We will demonstrate how to get the best out of your employees, ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect.  We will provide real life examples from the Employment Tribunal and elsewhere and combine this with the practicalities of Acas.  The session will provide valuable learning points as to how the Equality Act interacts with health and safety law to promote dignity and respect in the workplace.

Chris Maddock, Partner and Head of the Employment Team at Muckle LLP will provide technical and practical input and an Acas senior adviser will also provide input on the implications for workplace procedures and good practice.

Business need

Training employees to prevent workplace discrimination and harassment is nothing less than essential.  Not only can workplace discrimination and harassment affect profitability and employee productivity, it can divert resources from the organisations business objectives and create risks of claims for stress at work and discrimination.

Complaints impacting on discrimination, equality and disruptive behaviours are costly for employers in terms of workplace culture, efficiency, time, money and stress.  An unhealthy workplace can lead to high levels of absence and staff turnover, not to mention low productivity and poor staff morale.  Moreover, it can damage the reputation of an organisation and make it hard to recruit and retain new talent.

Suitable For

Anyone with responsibility for managing staff and applying policies and procedures in the workplace, owner managers, HR professionals, team leaders, supervisors and workplace representatives.


Dignity, diversity, discrimination, health and safety – understand your responsibilities

Dignity at work – What does it look like?  Why should you care?

The Equality Act 2010 – protected characteristics and the types of discrimination covered

Implementing Equality and Safety law in the workplace

Employment Tribunal Case Study 1

  • The Claimant’s story
  • The Respondent’s story
  • Legal commentary
  • The Judgement

Workplace Case Study 2

  • The Employee’s story
  • The Employer’s story
  • Legal analysis, options, resolution

Discrimination Case Law round up and views on the future development of changes to the law in this area – Muckle LLP

Table Time – interactive discussion

  • Raise your questions
  • Share your experiences
  • Put us to the test!

For more information or to register please visit the Acas website.



Muckle LLP
Time Central, 32 Gallowgate, , Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4BF United Kingdom
0191 211 7777