Advanced employment law – contracts, redundancy and TUPE

11 – 14 March 2024

Online

This nationally provided course will help seasoned activists gain a good understanding of contracts of employment and members’ potential rights when facing redundancy. Intended for activists who have already completed an introductory employment law course, It will help identify relevant legal issues when dealing with casework, campaigning and negotiating. It also covers unilateral variation of […]

Branch education coordinators

26 – 27 March 2024

Higdon House, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7AR

This course is for branch education coordinators and/or members of the branch education team. The course will also be useful to other branch officers wishing to use UNISON education and training resources as part of the branch development process. (Please note, this course has been rescheduled from January 2024.) What will the course help me […]

Advanced employment law: gender identity discrimination

4 April 2024 9:00am–1:00pm

Online

This half-day course is part of an expanding set of nationally provided sessions on discrimination under the 2010 Equality Act. Intended for activists who have already completed an introductory employment law course, it looks at the protection against discrimination in relation to gender reassignment and the limitations of that protection in terms of gender identity […]

Beginner’s guide to equal pay

1 May 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online

Have you heard the term equal pay used and wondered what it actually means? Wonder no more, this is the webinar for you. Tell me more! More than 50 years since Labour brought in the 1970 Equal Pay Act, employers still think they can get away with paying women less. In fact, women effectively work […]

Advanced employment law: disability discrimination

21 – 23 May 2024

Online

It can be difficult to recognise when members have a realistic chance of proving disability discrimination and activists may lack confidence in this area. This nationally provided course will give practical skills for discussing the matter with members and recognising possible cases as well as building skills of interviewing members and analysing evidence which can […]

Advanced employment law: sexual harassment

3 July 2024 9:00am–4:00pm

Online

This half-day course is part of an expanding set of nationally provided sessions on discrimination under the 2010 Equality Act. Intended for activists who have already completed an introductory employment law course, it works through a film and discusses how to interview a member sensitively, how to prove that sexual harassment happened, time-limits, and the […]

Advanced employment law: religion and belief discrimination

8 July 2024 9:00am–1:00pm

Online

This half-day course is part of an expanding set of nationally provided sessions on discrimination under the 2010 Equality Act. Intended for activists who have already completed an introductory employment law course, it looks at discrimination on the basis of religion or philosophical belief. The session will cover direct discrimination against workers because of their religion; […]

Advanced employment law: race discrimination

18 September 2024 9:00am–4:30pm

Online

This one-day course is part of an expanding set of nationally provided sessions on discrimination under the 2010 Equality Act. Intended for activists who have already completed an introductory employment law course, this will give practical skills for discussing members’ concerns and recognising potential cases. More generally, it will build skills of interviewing members and […]

Advanced employment law: age discrimination

12 November 2024 9:00am–1:00pm

Online

This half-day course is part of an expanding set of nationally provided sessions on discrimination under the 2010 Equality Act. Intended for activists who have already completed an introductory employment law course, it looks at the meaning of ‘age’ under the Equality Act; the unique defence to direct age discrimination; and common age-related stereotypes. It […]

Advanced employment law: sex discrimination

19 November 2024 9:00am–4:00pm

Online

This one-day course is part of an expanding set of nationally provided sessions on discrimination under the 2010 Equality Act. Intended for activists who have already completed an introductory employment law course, it provides a solid understanding of the concepts of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination and victimisation, which will help activists analyse and discuss social […]