International Employment Lawyer is delighted to announce its Spotlight on: Diversity and Inclusion event.
Part of our spotlight series, the event will bring together senior in-house counsel, HR and D&I professionals, and private practice lawyers to explore and explain how employers can navigate a path through the modern minefield of D&I policy creation.
For further information about the summit including registration, speaking, and sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch.
8:15 - 9:00 - Registration and welcome coffee
9:00 - 10:00 - Session 1: Exploring gender, ethnicity, and disability pay gap reporting
Pay gap reporting has become instrumental in addressing inequalities within the workforce, particularly those related to gender, ethnicity, and disability. This panel discussion aims to shed light on the intricacies and impact of pay gap reporting laws and voluntary programmes that focus on these intersecting identities. Legal experts will explore the nuances of reporting requirements, the role of intersectionality, and the potential for driving transformative change. The conversation will provide a comprehensive view of the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for promoting fairness, equality, and inclusion in compensation practices.
10:00 - 10:30 - Coffee break
10:30 - 11:30 - Session 2: Trans rights in the workplace and developing inclusive policies
In today’s diverse workforce, the discussion around trans rights is of increasing importance. This session will delve into the challenges faced by trans employees, best practices for trans-inclusive policy formulation, and the positive impacts of fostering a culture of acceptance. Experts will advise on the importance of trans rights in the workplace and actionable strategies for creating trans-inclusive policies that not only comply with legal standards but also contribute to a more diverse, respectful, and innovative work environment.
11:30 - 12:30 - Session 3: Creating inclusive environments for neurodiverse employees
Fostering an inclusive environment for neurodiverse employees is a vital aspect of promoting equality and harnessing the unique talents and perspectives they bring. The session will explore the benefits of inclusion, offer insights into accommodations, and discuss ways to eliminate stigma and biases. This panel will discuss the strategies, challenges, and best practices for creating a workplace that accommodates and celebrates neurodiversity.
12:30 - 2:00 - Networking lunch
ImageJenny AndrewsPartner, Global Lead Employment CounselEY
ImageEmma BartlettPartnerCM Murray
ImageAlice Boullier de BrancheSenior HR ManagerAllen & Overy
ImageShantha DavidHead of LegalUNISON
ImageSarah HenchozPartnerAllen & Overy
ImageDavid Marsden PearsonPrincipal ConsultantPinsent Masons Brook Graham
ImageLouise SkinnerPartnerMorgan Lewis & Bockius
ImageTate SmithDiversity and Inclusion ConsultantTate Smith Consulting