Sex Discrimination Law

14 October 2021

It can be difficult to recognise when members have a realistic chance of proving sex discrimination and activists may feel unconfident in this area. This course will give practical skills for discussing the matter with members and recognising possible cases. More generally, it will build skills of interviewing members and analysing evidence which can be applied to any work problem.

This course is suitable for any experienced rep, not just those who identify with or have an interest in a particular equality strand. Any rep may find themselves asked to deal with a case which turns out to have a discrimination element, and it is important to be able to recognise that and deal with it appropriately.

This complements our existing Race Discrimination Law and Disability Discrimination Law courses. Together with forthcoming courses on Sexual Orientation Discrimination Law, Gender Identity Discrimination Law, and Sexual Harassment Law, these will count towards a UNISON certified equality law passport.

The sex discrimination law course provides a solid understanding of the concepts of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination and victimisation, which will help activists analyse and discuss social patterns of discrimination. It also addresses issues around discrimination law and the menopause.

To apply, you must:

  • Have previously completed Introduction to Employment Law or advanced employment law course
  • Be able to commit to attending on the above date for the full day
  • Be able to access a reliable 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 day 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

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, complete the form below:

Sex Discrimination Law - Oct 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.