Advanced Employment Law – Religion and Belief Discrimination

8 July 2024 9:00am–1:00pm

To add to our set of on-line courses looking at protected characteristics under the Equality Act, this new half day course will talk about discrimination on the basis of religion or philosophical belief.

The session will cover direct discrimination against workers because of their religion; the position when workers need time off for religious Sabbaths, holidays or prayers; free speech and the limits to protection (when someone can be dismissed e.g. for inappropriate proselytising or for refusing to uphold the rights of others).

We will also look at what kind of philosophical beliefs may be protected.

The course will be delivered virtually over Microsoft Teams, 9am – 1pm on Monday 8th July.

To apply, you must:

  • Be ERA accredited and active in supporting and representing members
  • Have previously completed Introduction to Employment Law or advanced employment law course
  • Have agreed facility time (time off) from your employer to attend the full day, if attending during working hours
  • Be prepared to spend up to 1 hour at home before the training day on reading which we will send you in advance
  • Be able to participate fully in the session, which is highly interactive
  • Have agreement from your branch to attend

If your application is successful a charge of £75 will be made to your branch.

To apply, please complete and submit the form below:

Advanced Employment Law – Religion & Belief Discrimination

  • We will send hard copy resources to course participants in advance for this training. Please tell us where you would like these to be sent, including the postcode.
  • There is a charge to the branch of £75 for this course. If you meet the minimum requirements to attend we will contact your branch so that your attendance can be authorised.
  • We will use this information to check your UNISON membership, to seek approval from your branch for your attendance on this course, and to send you course information. If we are able to offer you a place on this training, you will receive an email from us with further information.
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