Webinar on new Equality and Diversity Rules - August 2012

The BSB held an Equality and Diversity webinar on Monday 23 July 2012.

The purpose was to introduce a new package of Equality and Diversity Rules that will come in to force in September 2012. The rules will be included within the current Code of Conduct and include requirements for chambers to:

  • Produce an equality policy and action plan
  • Appoint an equality and diversity officer
  • Ensure chambers’ selection panels are trained in fair recruitment
  • Conduct diversity monitoring and analyse data
  • Produce anti-harassment, flexible working, parental leave and reasonable adjustments policies
This webinar outlined these changes, giving the audience the opportunity to ask a panel of experts questions about this forthcoming regulation.