Disability Discrimination Law refresher

28 June 2021 9:00am–1:00pm

Add to calendar2021-06-28 09:00:002021-06-28 13:00:00UTCDisability Discrimination Law refresherFollowing the success of our pilot Disability Discrimination Law refresher course last year, we\'re able to offer a further session to experienced UNISON reps who have a good knowledge of disability discrimination law.

Following the success of our pilot Disability Discrimination Law refresher course last year, we’re able to offer a further session to experienced UNISON reps who have a good knowledge of disability discrimination law.

This training is aimed at reps who are representing disabled members and negotiating with employers in the context of Covid-related issues. Attendees should have a sound knowledge of how the definition of disability applies under the Equality Act and how the different types of disability discrimination work.

The course will consider what reasonable adjustments should – or need not – be made for disabled members in the context of the pandemic. It will touch on wider areas of discrimination and the course will also provide a very brief introduction to some other legal rights which may apply, but there will not be time to explore in any detail any of these areas.

A charge of £75 will be made to your branch. This will go towards covering the cost of the tutor, resources including a copy of the law book (currently £50), printing and postage.

To apply, you must:

  • Have previously attended the 2-day national disability discrimination course OR have previously completed another advanced employment law course and have a good understanding of disability discrimination law
  • Be able to commit to attending on the above date for the full 4 hours;
  • Be able to access a secure internet connection and have a computer or tablet on which to access Microsoft Teams;
  • Have permission from your employer if you are using their IT equipment
  • Have agreed facility time (time off) from your employer to attend the full 4 hour session if attending during working hours.
  • Be prepared to spend approx. 1 hour at home before the training day on exercises which we will send you in advance.
  • Have agreement from your branch to attend.

To apply, complete the form below:

Disability Discrimination Law refresher - June 2021

  • We will use these details to: send you details of how to participate in this course; send you hard copies of course materials; update your membership record if appropriate; check that you have completed any prerequisites; and contact your branch so that your attendance on this course can be authorised.