Disability Discrimination Law – refresher

26 November 2020 9:00am–1:00pm

Following the success of our pilot Disability Discrimination Law refresher course earlier this autumn, 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 that are representing disabled members and negotiating with employers in the context of Covid-related issues, attendees will 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.

There is a charge of £30 to the branch.

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, download and complete the application form, ask your branch to authorise it, and return the authorised form to l.organising@unison.co.uk.

Disability Discrimination Law refresher – application form