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Howes Percival to hold seminar on Equality Act 2010, which comes in in October

Posted: 20/05/10 by Howes Percival

The Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010 and represents the biggest overhaul in discrimination law for 35 years. The Act not only seeks to harmonise the different strands of existing discrimination law (sex, race, disability etc) but also introduces a number of important changes. 

Employment law experts at Howes Percival are delivering a half day seminar in Northampton on Thursday 1 July to give companies a legal overview of the new law, followed by interactive workshops (with real life scenarios) which will explore some of the key changes made by the Equality Act and provide answers to questions such as:

  • What is discrimination by association?
  • What impact will "positive action" have on my company’s recruitment procedures? 
  • What is "dual discrimination"?
  • What does the new claim of "discrimination arising from a disability" cover?
  • Will we be able to make enquiries about the health of job applicants?
  • What are "protected characteristics"?
  • Is it true that my organisation could be liable for the discriminatory actions of our customers or even members of the public?
  • How can my business ensure that it does not fall foul of the new legislation?

The seminar will take place at Howes Percival offices at Oxford House, Cliftonville, Northampton, NN1 5PN on 1 July 2010. Registration and refreshments at 8.30am. Presentation starts at 9.00am and closes at 12.30pm. There is a charge of £75 plus VAT for the event and lunch is provided. For further details of this event and to reserve your place, call Lyndsay Jordan on 0116 247 3570 or email:

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