The Black Lives Matter protests have refocused attention on race inequality, including in the workplace. Black and ethnic minority staff still face widespread discrimination and under-representation. Many employers have vowed to do better - but how do you put those equality and inclusion commitments into practice?
We held a webinar on Tuesday 15 September where Jane Amphlett, the Head of our Employment team, chaired a panel featuring Partner Sam Murray-Hinde and Associate Anjali Raval from Howard Kennedy, and Rachel Crasnow QC a leading employment and equalities counsel at Cloisters Chambers. This webinar looked at the practical steps employers can take towards workplace race equality. From diversity monitoring to ethnic pay gap reporting, anti-harassment training and positive action, the panel discussed what the law allows (and requires) and how to get the most out of your diversity programme.
Jane Amphlett, Head of Employment, Howard Kennedy LLP: a specialist in employment and discrimination law, Jane sits on the Employment Lawyers Association's Standing Committee on harassment and regularly advises clients on all aspects of discrimination law in employment, partnerships and the provision of goods and services.
Sam Murray-Hinde, Partner, Howard Kennedy LLP: a specialist in employment and discrimination law, Sam regularly advises employers of all sizes on complying with obligations under discrimination law and defending discrimination claims.
Anjali Raval, Associate, Howard Kennedy LLP: Anjali is an employment solicitor, advising on all aspects of employment law issues, from providing day-to-day HR support to contentious matters and complex corporate transactions.
Rachel Crasnow QC is a leading employment and equality law silk, often appearing in complex and high-value cases, which frequently challenge the scope and limits of discrimination and human rights law. Rachel represents a wide variety of clients (including the EHRC, city firms, public authorities, charities and trade unions).