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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This CPDcast aims to examine the new Equality Bill and how it has changed the definitions of direct and indirect discrimination. It also outlines the background of the bill and how the bill handles the issues of third party harassment and equal pay. The podcast also looks at the remedies available under the bill.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know the background to the new Equality Bill;
  • Understand why such an Equality Bill is necessary;
  • Know how the bill is structured;
  • Understand what is meant by the phrase 'protected characteristics';
  • Know how direct discrimination is defined;
  • Know how indirect discrimination is defined;
  • Appreciate the significance of clause 14 which discusses discrimination arising from disability;
  • Know how the bill deals with the issue of positive action;
  • Understand the issue of third party harassment;
  • Know how the bill handles the issues of equal pay, the gender pay gap and pay secrecy;
  • Appreciate the remedies available under the Equality Bill.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Panel Discussion
Sources and References:
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1975;
  • Race Relations Act 1976;
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
  • Equal Pay Act 1970;
  • Coleman v Attridge Law and another Case C-303/06 ECJ;
  • London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm (2008) UKHL 43;
  • Burton v De Vere Hotels Ltd [1996] IRLR 596.

In this CPDcast, In this CPDcast, Michael Rubenstein, Publisher of Equal Opportunities Review, discusses the new Equality Bill with Darren Newman of In-Company Training Services. They discuss the background of the bill and the key issues of direct discrimination and indirect discrimination. They also examine the problematic clause 14 of the bill and the way the bill handles equal pay. To conclude the podcast, Michael and Darren discuss the remedies available under the bill.

Podcast added: 13/07/2009

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