EDF Seminar 4: Discrimination in the Private Sector

This seminar considered what different measures might be introduced to promote equality in the private sector; whether current laws are effective in driving good practice and whether more positive incentives are needed to secure effective change management in this sector.

Speakers at the seminar were Caroline Waters from the BT Group and Victoria Secretan who works with the Corporate Responsibility Group.

The EDF would like to thank BT for providing the venue for this seminar.

Seminar papers:
Presentation by Caroline Waters
Seminar note

Related links:
Best Practice Reporting on Gender Equality in the UK: Data. Drivers and Reporting Choices by Kate Grosser and Jeremy Moon. Research Paper Series. International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR). University of Nottingham.

ICCSR have published two related papers: ‘Gender Mainstreaming and Corporate Social Responsibility: Reporting Workplace Issues’, Journal of Business Ethics (2005) 62: 327-340 and ‘The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Gender Mainstreaming’, International Feminist Journal of Politics. 7:4 December 2005. 532-554.

EDF Seminar 3: Dealing with Difference in Equality Law

This seminar considered how equality law can be framed to reflect the increased focus on diversity alongside equality. How can the law shift from its predominant focus on treating everyone the same to an approach which also respects the need for different treatment at times and how do the concepts of ‘reasonable adjustment’ and indirect discrimination fit here?

Speakers at the seminar were Canadian lawyer and disability specialist Patricia Bregman and Robin Allen QC.

The EDF would like to thank Simmons and Simmons for providing the venue for the seminar.

Seminar papers:
Paper by Robin Allen QC 
Seminar note

Related Links:
Paper by Gay Moon, JUSTICE

Civil Partnership Act

The Civil Partnership Act came into force on 5 December 2005 and the first ceremonies took place on 21st December when 687 couples across England and Wales formed a civil partnership.

Click here for link to Act

EDF Seminar 2: Different Forms of Prejudice

This seminar considered the different forms of prejudice and appropriate mechanisms for dealing with them, including how to bring about attitudinal change between and within various groups and the consideration of this issue in relation to violence against women.

Speakers at the seminar were Professor Miles Hewstone from Oxford University and Professor Liz Kelly of London Metropolitan University.

The EDF would like to thank Simmons and Simmons for providing the venue for the seminar.

Seminar Papers:
Handout by Miles Hewstone
Paper by Liz Kelly
Seminar note

Related Links:
Harvard Implicit Association Test