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22 QCs... on the hot employment law issues for 2016-2017

Thursday 29 September 2016
Friday 30 September 2016

Strand Palace Hotel, London
Devised and chaired by Michael Rubenstein
Our unrivalled employment law updating conference has now confirmed its speakers and topics!

This year's programme has been handpicked to reflect those issues likely to be of concern to you in 2016 and the speakers are 22 of the UK's leading employment and discrimination law Queen's Counsel.

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Equal Opportunities Review (EOR) is the market leading journal on equality, diversity and discrimination law and practice. It has been publishing for 25 years and has over 200 issues under its belt. With a fully searchable website,, holding an extensive archive of all EOR issues, the service offers our customers an accurate, authoritative and up to date set of information with which to keep on top of the rapidly changing area of law.

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What's New?

In June's issue (EOR 268)

This month sees the introduction of a new section in EOR. We have always covered trade union issues, but from this month we will have a regular section focusing on what is happening in the trade unions around equality. We start off with a look at the tenth survey of equality in trade unions in the South East Region TUC. We also have an item from Gloria Mills, head of equality at Unison. (...more)

(21 May 2016)

In April/May's issue (EOR 267)

This edition covers 11 discrimination cases. There are links to the full transcripts of all the decisions covered. (...more)

(25 Mar 2016)

Diary: Menopause and disability

It is well-known that the menopause can lead to substantial changes to the health of some women and that this can affect their job performance and/or their attendance at work. Yet until now no legal obligation on employers to make adjustments for this has been clearly established. In my view, as I explain below, changes to the way we understand disability discrimination now have the potential to provide a legal remedy if women are not reasonably supported during the menopause. (...more)

(25 Mar 2016)

Women in the film industry

Women are conspicuous by their absence in the film industry. Holly Aylett explains research into the position of women directors and argues that action needs to be taken, including targets for public funding. (...more)

(25 Mar 2016)

Justice in discrimination claims: the duties of representatives, parties and the employment tribunal

Many discrimination cases are lengthy and costly. Employment Judge James Tayler argues that tribunals have a vital role to play in eliminating discrimination and that there are duties on the tribunal, representatives and parties to ensure such cases are dealt with proportionately. (...more)

(25 Mar 2016)

Shared parental leave: policy lessons for employers and trade unions

The rights to shared parental leave and shared parental pay have been in effect since April 2015. Rachel Crasnow QC explains some of the potential challenges under the law and issues to be considered by employers and employees. (...more)

(25 Mar 2016)

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