Please join us for our latest Employment Law Update with People in Law. In this session we’ll be exploring the following topics:
Section 1: Philosophical belief
The forgotten area of D&I? It is unlawful to discriminate against someone because of their philosophical beliefs, or indeed because of a lack of belief; but how far does this extend and what is a philosophical belief?
How do law firms embed this in their D&I – and how may it impact?
Vegetarianism and Ethical Veganism
Disagreements with working with particular clients (due to ESG reasons)
Section 2: ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)
What ESG is and what it means for law firms.
What HR in law firms should be doing.
Section 3: Diversity
Consultation on disability workforce reporting.
The government is currently consulting on disability workforce reporting for large businesses with 250 or more employees. The consultation asks for information on current reporting practices and views on implementing a mandatory approach.
The government’s response is expected to be published by 17 June 2022, as part of the National Disability Strategy.
Discussion around what this may mean for HR.
Promotion of diversity in the legal sector.
Update on SRA diversity data survey 2021.
Discussion around whether the profession is becoming more diverse / more willing to fill in diversity data, etc.
Discussion around the SRA’s Workplace Culture Thematic Review.