23 April 2024
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Addleshaw Goddard: Employment Law Training Day 2024

Towards a more diverse workplace: Navigating employment law to promote diversity, equity & inclusion in the workplace.

23 April 2024
The Merrion Hotel Dublin
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Join us for our Annual Employment Law Training Day, where we will focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. It is crucial for employers to have effective policies in place to ensure equal opportunities for career progression for all employees. This requires careful planning and measurement.

Our team will update you on your legal obligations and offer practical guidance to help you achieve compliance.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to engage in insightful discussions, gain practical guidance, and share experiences to foster a more diverse, equal and inclusive workplace.


10:00 Registration and networking
10:30 - 11:30 Welcome and key themes and trends in relation to employment and equality law in the workplace

In the past year, we have seen an increased recognition of the impact of family and social issues on the workplace. This is reflected in legislation relating to work-life balance, flexible and remote working and additional leave entitlements for carers. We will review the practical implications for employers. We will also consider the effectiveness of existing equality laws, provide updates on recent developments and case law and offer guidance. We will explore how workplace policies and culture must evolve.

11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 12:15 Breakout session

Session A: Navigating the Gender Pay Reporting Requirement
The legal obligation to analyse and report on the gender pay gap in organisations in Ireland is being introduced on a phased basis. In 2024, it will apply to organisations with over 150 employees, and by 2025, it will also impact organisations with over 50 employees. Many employers have already published this data and used it as a tool to drive their diversity agenda. In this session, we will discuss the implications of gender pay gap reporting for your business, including the deadlines and the benefits of a proactive approach to reporting as a tool for attracting and retaining talent. 

Session B: Irish Immigration and Right to Work Checks – A Practical Overview
In increasingly multicultural workplaces, a familiarity with immigration law and right to work requirements is important. In this interactive session our immigration experts will work through some practical scenarios which are designed to give you a greater understanding of what is required to ensure that your organisation remains compliant from an Irish immigration perspective.

12:15 - 12:30 Break
12:30 - 13:15 Panel Discussion – towards a more diverse workplace - proactive strategies and initiatives

With societal evolution and a more open and multicultural society, many organisations are taking a proactive approach to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. In this panel discussion, we will hear from experienced HR professionals and our team as they share their approaches to this challenge, outlining some of the initiatives and programmes they have developed.

13:15 Closing words
13:30 - 14:15 Lunch and networking

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ruth Montgomery, Marketing & Business Development Manager.

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