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Categories:
Employment Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast, with leading employment law experts Elizabeth George and Nigel Mackay from Leigh Day who acted for solicitor Katie Tantum in her recent pregnancy discrimination claim against a city law firm, discusses gender equality in the legal sector and looks at practical ways of successfully tackling this issue through litigation.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Have considered the issue of gender and pregnancy discrimination and how it still features all too often in law firms;
  • Appreciate what makes for a successful claim and the steps a practitioner can take to increase their chances of success;
  • Know which evidence you will need to gather in support of a gender or pregnancy discrimination claim;
  • Be aware of the statutory questionnaire procedure and how a claimant lawyer can use it to obtain the evidence needed (and be aware of how this process is scheduled to change in 2014);
  • Understand how the Data Protection Act can be a useful tool when trying to gather evidence at the pre-action stage and appreciate the role the Information Commissioner can play in persuading law firms to comply with subject access requests;
  • Have considered how to approach the disclosure and inspection stage;
  • Know how to best use and present the evidence to succeed in a gender or pregnancy discrimination claim.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Eversheds Legal Services Ltd v. De Belin [2011] UKEAT 0352_10_0604 (6 April 2011);
  • Madarassy v Nomura International Plc [2007] EWCA Civ 33 (26 January 2007);
  • Tantum v Travers Smith Braithwaite [2013] EqLR 736).
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In this employment law podcast Elizabeth George and Nigel Mackay from Leigh Day discuss the issue of sex discrimination in the legal sector and what claimant lawyers can do to increase their chances of a successful claim.

Date Recorded: 24th July 2013

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