Previous Scottish Events

Below is a list of previous events that have taken place in Scotland.  

'Discrimination Law in 2013'
Glasgow, 21 January 2013

We are pleased to host ‘Discrimination Law in 2013’.  This is a free conference aimed at people who are providing advice to others on behalf of an organisation. It will help ensure that attendees are advising on discrimination law appropriately. 

Held in Glasgow city centre on 21 January 2013, with registration from 9:15am, the conference will begin at 9:45am and close at 4:15pm.  The conference will feature the following speakers:

Discrimination Law in 2013: A changing landscape - Keynote Address by Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC
Sex and race discrimination: Recent case law - Helen Mountfield QC
Discrimination because of religion or belief and sexual orientation - Michael Rubenstein
Equal pay: Latest decisions - Brian Napier QC
Disability discrimination: Recent developments - Catherine Casserley
Age discrimination: Where the law now stands - Caspar Glyn QC 
The EHRC: Our legal strategy for 2013 - Lynn Welsh

This event is provided by the Commission in Scotland primarily for solicitors, advocates, advisors and trades union representatives who provide representation or advice on discrimination law.  We will prioritise people who fall into those categories.  If space allows, we will make places available to those outwith this group, but may ask you to join a waiting list before confirming your attendance.  To book a place: email including your name, organisation and any requirements you may have including communication support, access or dietary requirements.

Download the event flyer as a PDF.

Find out directly about these and other events by subscribing to our bi-monthly Equality Law Bulletin here.

As well as running our own events the Scotland directorate utilises partnerships and identifies opportunities to support events organised by others. All external requests to the EHRC Scotland directorate are reviewed and considered with regards to the Commission's Scotland business plan priorities and available resources.  If you have a request for us to either support your event or work in partnership to deliver a joint event, please complete the form below with as much detail as possible, and we will contact you.

EHRC Scotland External requests form (word)


Michael Rubenstein Lecture

Glasgow, Thursday 1 December 2011

The Scotland directorate is pleased to welcome Michael Rubenstein, publisher of the Equal Opportunities Review, General Editor of the Equality Law Reports and Editor of the IRLR.

Michael will deliver a lecture on ‘Key employment and discrimination cases 2011-2012: a preview’

This event is free however places are limited. To book a place, request further information, or for assistance with booking, please email or phone 0141 228 5967. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help facilitate your participation in this event – for instance communications support, access or dietary requirements.


Protecting Workplace Equality

Glasgow, Tuesday 27th October 2011

Three years on from the start of the recession and a year after the introduction of the Equality Act 2010, this free conference will re-enforce your knowledge of how to protect equality within the workplace.

Attendees will hear from speakers on subjects ranging from approaches to resolving disputes at the earliest opportunity, on changes to the employment tribunal service, on decisions made by tribunals under the new equality act and on how to go beyond employment tribunal decisions. Speakers will include Shona Simon, President of Employment Tribunals (Scotland).

Who should come?
The event is for those who offer information, advice and representation on employee rights at work. It will be particularly relevant to those with a good knowledge of the law or with a legal background. If you are unsure whether this would be relevant to your work, please contact us to discuss.


Using the Public Sector Equality Duty: a tool for the voluntary sector

Glasgow, Tuesday 4th October 2011 (rescheduled from 8th September 2011)

The Equality Act 2010 introduced a new Public Sector Equality Duty designed to ensure that public authorities consider the impact of their work on all groups that they serve and employ. The duty requires public authorities to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. It should enable better informed decision-making and policy development so that services are appropriate and accessible to all, and meet different people’s needs.

This full day event will help you, as a voluntary or community organisation plan how to use the duty to ensure that public services meet the diverse needs of your communities. The day will be split between a morning of presentations delivered by experts from the Commission, with time for discussion and workshops in the afternoon.

Who should come?
The event is for voluntary or community organisations who are serving communities and working towards achieving equality. If you are unsure whether this would be relevant to your work, please contact us to discuss.


Equality Act 2010: One year on

Glasgow, Wednesday 5th October 2011

The Equality Act 2010 was intended to simplify equality laws by bringing them together into one practical act whilst adding new provisions. The act sets out what unlawful discrimination means in employment, education and when using services. One year on from the introduction of the act, this event will give us the opportunity to tell you how the act has worked, what discrimination means and who is protected. We will separate unfairness from discrimination, demonstrate when discrimination might be unlawful and suggest what you can do about it.

We will focus on individual protection against discrimination and explain the implications of the legislation for you and your service users. There will be time for case studies and discussion. The purpose of the event is to help you better understand and use the Equality Act 2010.

Who should come?
The event is for people who give advice or assistance directly to the public from voluntary, community and educational organisations. If you are unsure whether this would be relevant to your work, please contact us to discuss.

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2011