Stream 8: Abuse and discrimination

21 Jan 2021
14:00 - 15:00

Stream 8: Abuse and discrimination

Stream 8: Abuse and discrimination

“It’s not just a private matter”: developing effective policy and procedure for addressing the impact of domestic abuse in the workplace

Despite the ongoing global incidence of domestic abuse, the role that the workplace plays in supporting victims remains little understood. This paper, based on qualitative research on the experiences of 57 union officers supporting victims in the North of England, highlights the benefits in having an effective policy to address its impact in the workplace.

Speaker: Tony Bennett, Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University

Age discrimination in work: nature, challenges and solutions

Drawing on a multi-year mixed method research project examining the enforcement of age discrimination law in the UK and Australia, this paper considers how age discrimination is manifesting at work in the UK, and the implications for employees and employers. It considers ways in which employers can work proactively to prevent and address age discrimination, to achieve a more age-diverse and age-inclusive workplace.

Speaker: Alysia Blackham, Associate Professor and Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne


Discussants: The above speakers and Gil Dix, Head of Workplace Policy, ACAS

Chair: Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser, Resourcing and Inclusion, CIPD