The robot workplace: what employers need to know about AI
Jan-Ove Becker, vangard | Littler
Charlotte K. Main, Littler Mendelson
Raoul Parekh, GQ | Littler
Date and time
16:00 BST/17:00 CEST/11:00 EDT
AI webinar


From chatbots, automated contract reviews, transcription services, workflow monitoring, and much more besides, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace offers many opportunities and challenges for global employers in the post-pandemic landscape. 

However, amid concern over the unintended consequences or nefarious uses of AI, policymakers around the world are debating a slew of new rules regulating algorithmic decision-making in the workplace. As a consequence, more and more employers will soon begin grappling with both the legal and ethical questions around AI and the impact it may have on workforces.

IEL is partnering with a panel of expert employment lawyers to offer employers, HR professionals, and in-house counsel advice on:

  • What are the current regulations on the use of AI in the workplace?
  • What are the benefits and dangers to employers using AI in their businesses?
  • What are the potential legal challenges from employees?
  • What could be the unintended consequences of increased machine intelligence?
  • How can an employer use AI in an ethical way to assist their workforce?


Jan-Ove Becker


Jan-Ove Becker, Partner, vangard | Littler (Hamburg, Germany) 

Jan-Ove advises companies on national and international employment and labour law. He concentrates on corporate reorganisation, restructuring and corporate transactions. He also advises on labour relations matters and negotiates with group, company and local works councils. He has an industry focus on technology, media and entertainment. He is also an advisor to numerous venture capital-funded companies. Jan-Ove is a member of our practice groups focussing on newly-emerging legal playing fields like robotics, artificial intelligence and automation as well as human rights and corporate social responsibility. He litigates high-profile cases up to the Federal Employment Court and the European Court of Justice.

Jan-Ove is a self-published author and has been editor of a journal on bankruptcy law for several years. He was admitted to the bar in 2012.

Charlotte K. Main

Charlotte K. Main, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson (Atlanta, USA)

Charlotte is a shareholder and one of the leaders of the firm’s award-winning Littler onDemand and Littler CaseSmart platforms, both innovative and data-driven solutions. She engages in targeted business development initiatives on behalf of the firm, based on market demand and insights garnered from the firm and third-party data. Charlotte has met with more than 200 employers to introduce Littler’s technology-based service solutions, providing her with a unique perspective on the technology and data resources being used by corporate legal departments.

Charlotte is a frequent speaker at industry-wide conferences on several topics including legal innovation, applying data-driven processes to legal operations, leveraging legal operations and technology to create efficiencies, and workplace issues that employers across the world are facing as a result of the pandemic.

Raoul Parekh


Raoul Parekh, Partner, GQ | Littler (London, UK) 

Raoul works across all areas of employment law, including advisory, litigation and transactional support. He has a particular focus on assisting international clients with their UK and EMEA employment law challenges.

Raoul has significant experience in employment tribunal litigation, as well as High Court employee competition matters. He is also experienced in day-to-day HR support, including dealing with employee grievances and consultation processes, terminations and drafting contracts and policies. Raoul acts for several “professional employer organisations” (or PEOs), advising them on their UK and international employment compliance strategy and other issues.

Prior to joining GQ|Littler in June 2015, Raoul worked in Baker McKenzie’s London employment team, where he co-ordinated employment advice for international clients across EMEA and globally, as well as advising on UK matters. During this time, he also completed secondments to the in-house employment law teams at Lloyds Banking Group and Standard Chartered Bank.