5th December 2013 – Diversity and Equality in the Workplace – Lancashire

The next HR Exchange Lancashire event will be held on 5th December 2013.

This sessions features diversity and equality in the workplace and the usual employment update.

With keynote speakers and the opportunity to exchange ideas and best practice with other HR professionals, bookings are now being taken.

Event Details

We would be delighted if you could join us at the next HR Exchange event which is taking place on Thursday 5th December 2013.

As the modern workforce changes, employing a diverse workforce is inevitable, bringing with it innumerable benefits to your business; a workforce comprising employees from different cultural, racial and generational backgrounds encourages new ways of thinking and working, creating exciting opportunities for the organisation.

Managing equality and discrimination is therefore of even greater importance; employers must ensure workers are treated fairly, meaning it is essential for all HR teams to be fully equipped with the necessary skills to ensure the workforce is managed effectively and within the law.

The session will begin with our ever-popular review of the important recent developments in Employment law, which will be delivered by Emma Swan, Senior Associate at Taylors Solicitors, who will also give her guidance on the legal aspects of equality and diversity in the workplace.

We are delighted to be joined at the event by Mark Wright of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, who will talk about the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and the obligations on all UK
SMEs and employers under the Principles.

The event will also include role play scenarios which will be followed by a group dicussion and feedback from the employment team, together with the opportunity for delegates to share their experiences of handling equality and diversity issues within their organisations.

The session will be delegate-focussed, giving attendees plenty of opportunity to discuss their experiences of managing these important HR issues.


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Event Agenda

8:30-9.00am - Networking / Registration

9:00-9:20am - Emma Swan, Senior Associate at Taylors Solicitors, provides her update on recent employment law changes and developments.

9:20-9:40am - Mark Wright from the Equality and Human Rights Commission talks about the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and the obligations on UK SMEs and employers.

9:40-10:00am - Emma Swan takes us through a summary of the Equality Act and other legislation driving the business case for equality and diversity in the workplace

10.00am to 10.15am - Break & refreshments

10.15am to 11.10am - Interactive role play scenarios and group discussion

11.10am - Closing comments


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The HR Exchange Lancashire Event Sponsors


Event Location

Oswaldtwistle Mills Business Centre

Oswaldtwistle Mills Conference Centre

Clifton Mill, Pickup Street, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 OEY

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By Car
We are situated 20 mintues from Junction 29 on the M6 follow M65 to Junction7, or Junction 18 on the M62/M60 onto M66 then M65 Junction 7, from Junction 7 M65 take the A6185 sign-posted Accrington. Turn right at the traffic lights – B6231 sign-posted Oswaldtwistle.Turn right at next traffic lights and move into the left hand lane bearing left through lights, still B6231 Oswaldtwistle onto Union Road. Go under the railway bridge and turn left immediately after the New Palladium onto Moscow Mill Street. then travel 200 yards taking a RIGHT onto Pickup Street.

By Bus
We are only a 2 minute walk from the main bus route, buses run from Accrington & Blackburn bus station.

By Train
We are only a 5 minute walk from Church and Oswaldtwistle railway station, which can be reached from Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Nelson & Colne. Trains run approximately every hour. Turn left upon exiting the station and follow the signs for Oswaldtwistle Mills.


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Event Downloads

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To confirm your attendance please complete the form below. For more information, please call Taylors on: 01254 297900 or email: peter.byrne@taylors.co.uk

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