Recorded Webinar: Avoiding Discrimination Litigation in the Workplace – Risk Management in Discrimination Matters

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Duration: approx. 2 hours

About the webinar

The aim is to avoid defending a discrimination claim. Getting the right discrimination policies and doing the necessary training on discrimination is a given. Prevention is better than cure but, if a discrimination problem arises, what do you do and how do you avoid it escalating into a full claim?  This session looks at:

  • Understanding discrimination - direct and indirect discrimination
  • Categories of discrimination explained – and what remedies apply to them
  • Case study – age discrimination
  • The inherent requirements of the job – can this avoid age discrimination claims?
  • When is it possible to differentiate on the basis of age?
  • Risk management and discrimination matters
  • Discrimination policies that evoke positive outcomes
  • Discrimination complaints – handling the complaint process
  • Dealing with the conciliation process and avoiding escalation
  • Extent of damages – assessment of damages and increase in damages payouts
  • Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Limited
  • Chivers v State of Queensland (Queensland Health)

Who should attend

This webinar is suitable for HR professionals, in-house Counsel and lawyers practising in employment law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

Elizabeth Perry, Partner, EMA Legal, Adelaide

Elizabeth (Liz) graduated from Adelaide University with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1981. Liz worked in general litigation and insurance law from 1982 to 1985 and has specialised in employment law since 1985. She aims to create strong working relationships with her clients through efficient, direct and strategic advice. Liz has a very broad range of experience in representing employers both nationally and locally in employment related litigation in relevant Courts and Tribunals. She also works closely with employers as an adviser in auditing and developing their strategies for industrial and human resources issues.

Liz has been individually recognised from 2009 in the Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a preeminent lawyer in her field.

She is a member of the Australian Labour Law Association and the Industrial Law Committee of the Federal Litigation Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Product Code: WB10FEB16
 Price:  $242.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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