Discrimination and Harassment in Sport: rights and remedies under the Equality Act 2010 and Protection from Harassment Act 1997 explored

Date: 13/06/2018 CPD: 1.5 hours Cost: Free Venue: 2 Temple Gardens, London

Ruth Kennedy will provide a practical guide to the Equality Act 2010, focusing on the effective presentation and management of discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal claims in a sports and employment context in light of the decisions in Essop v Home Office (UK Border Agency) and Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice [2017] UKSC 27 and Royal Mail Ltd v Jhuti [2017] EWCA Civ 1632. She will highlight the lessons to be learned from the last year in sport including the FA’s investigation into racism in the Women’s England team.

Following the publicity glare surrounding bullying and harassment in Sport and Media over the last 12 months, ranging from the #MeToo campaign to complaints by individual athletes, this seminar will review the provisions of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and explores the extent to which the Act provides rights and remedies to those working in Sport who have been victims of such behaviour.

Ruth Kennedy