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Andrew Short QC speaking at the Discrimination Law in 2020 Conference

Andrew Short QC is due to speak at the Discrimination Law in 2020 Conference on Friday 31 January 2020. The conference is to be presented by Michael Rubenstein Conferences Ltd & the Trades Union Congress and will be chaired by Michael Rubenstein. The conference aims to provide an authoritative review on the most dynamic area of employment law.

Andrew will be addressing recent developments in disability discrimination, including:

  • New case law on the definition of disability: Mart v Assessment Services Inc
  • Perceived discrimination: Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey
  • Tests for discrimination arising from disability: Williams v Trustees of Swansea University, Dunn v Secretary of State for Justice, A Ltd v Z, Birtenshaw v Oldfield
  • New cases on reasonable adjustments

Five other of Britain’s leading discrimination law barristers will also be addressing new cases on discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation. Developments in equal pay and pay gap reporting will be discussed, as well as the involvement of artificial intelligence in discrimination law.

Hon Mr Justice Akhlaq Choudhury (President, Employment Appeal Tribunal) will also be providing the view from the EAT.

Should you wish to book a delegate place at the conference or find out more, you may do so here.

Andrew Short QC has an extensive employment law practice and was awarded Chambers and Partners Employment Silk of the Year 2019 at the UK Bar awards. Should you wish to instruct Andrew, please contact  Nick Levett (+44 (0)20 7427 4908) or or Adam Macdonald (+44 (0)20 7427 4906).

News 8 Jan, 2020


Andrew Short QC

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