Equality and diversity in the workplace

Employment law

Fulfilling obligations towards staff and managing a happier, more balanced workforce.


Employment law relating to equality and diversity in the workplace is broad and complex and creating genuinely inclusive working environments is a core objective for any organisation. The benefits are hugely significant but so too is the potential disruption, damage and costs that can be caused when companies get it wrong. As well as impacts on working relationships, morale, and reputational damage, the cost implications of potential Tribunal claims for discrimination can be unlimited.

Training can be critically important in this respect and this workshop helps organisations understand the legal context, benefits, and risks. It focuses on informed, preventative planning to help organisations proactively protect their position before it ever needs protecting, as well as advice on dealing with problems when they arise.

The workshop provides practical guidance from a senior employment law specialist and explores the commercial application of the law and focuses on actionable insights and concepts.

It defines key aspects of the law, complexities and forms of discrimination and its impacts and consequences. It examines factors and processes that can prevent issues from arising in the first place and what can be done if problems do occur.

Bespoke training option

This course is delivered as an online webinar but, subject to requirements, can also be delivered as an in-house workshop for individual organisations at their own premises. We can also work with clients to customise the programme content to address key objectives or incorporate specific policies, processes, issues, case-studies, or broader awareness training for wider dissemination.

The course covers:

  • What is equality? The law and protected characteristics
  • Equality and diversity in the workplace from recruitment to dismissal: what you can do to help and hinder your fortunes
  • The importance of documents and training
  • What to do if it goes wrong
  • Course review, Q & A, and group discussion

Who would benefit from attending this course?

The workshop is designed for HR teams, directors, senior management teams and managers who are responsible for managing teams.

The practical insights provided will be immensely valuable to individuals who want to understand:

  • How the law applies to equality and protected characteristics
  • What can constitute discrimination in the workplace in legal terms
  • The consequences of workplace discrimination, legal risks, and Tribunal claims
  • Processes and systems that employees and managers should be aware of
  • The role of training
  • How to enhance equality and diversity and inclusive working environment.


Philippa Wood is a senior solicitor with extensive experience advising on all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law. Her clients include individuals and companies of all sizes from entrepreneurs to global brands.

Philippa also has wide-ranging business experience having been part of the start-up team of two national cable television companies. That commercial background underpins her practical approach to employment situations and the ‘applicable takeaways’ her training courses provide.

She specialises in negotiating settlements as favourably to the client as possible before the need for issuing proceedings arises and advises on a full range of employment issues and defending all types of discrimination claims.

Teaching method

Online – 3 workshops of 45 minutes each, over one week, with materials included, the third session being the Q&A.

This workshop can also be customised or provided in-house, via classroom delivery, for individual companies to meet specific requirements and learning objectives.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of arranging an in-house or customised course, please contact Ben Robinson at bjr@prospectlaw.co.uk or (+44) (0)7869 307437


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