Tuesday 16 June - coming out of lockdown

Topic: Coming out of lockdown – how to safely re-start and re-open

When: Tuesday 16 June, 10am – 11am

Host: Judith Brodie, interim CEO, Vision Foundation

Guests: Peter McCorkell, Senior Associate at Sidley Austin LLP, Victoria Currey, Senior HR Business Partner at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) & Natalie Doig, Accessibility Consultant

With the Covid-19 virus still an active threat to our society we now find ourselves in uncharted waters, with lockdown measures being eased and social distancing provisions mandatory.

For sight loss organisations and other charities working with blind and partially sighted people their are some specific areas of concern regarding re-opening buildings or re-starting services and projects. Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of coronavirus. As employers there is also a legal responsibility to protect workers and others from risk to their health and safety. This means thinking about the risks they face and doing everything reasonably practicable to minimise them.

This Vision Foundation webinar will bring together experts in employment law, insurance and accessibility, to help you navigate a path to re-start your services and re-open your workplace whilst ensuring your staff and volunteers stay safe.

Peter McCorkell photoPeter McCorkell is an expert in employment law. He regularly advises teams on strategic HR planning, policy drafting and implementation, complex grievance and disciplinary issues, discrimination, immigration, and employee terminations. Prior to joining Sidley, Peter trained and worked as a barrister in Northern Ireland and worked in the employment department of a major Scottish firm.

Natalie Doig photoNatalie Doig has more than 20 years’ experience working in the disability and equality rights field. She is currently Scope’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor as well as a member of TfL’s Independent Disability Advisory Group. Natalie is partially sighted and has worked and volunteered for many sight loss organisations throughout her career.

Victoria Currey photoVictoria Currey has been working in the field of HR for more than 15 years. She is an expert at leading programs of change and growth, and works closely with the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at LGIM to promote positive action and remove barriers to diversity and inclusion . Victoria is also a qualified UK lawyer with strong technical employment relations knowledge.

Please enter your details below to register for this webinar. We have a maxium of 100 attendees and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Once you have registered you will be sent the Zoom login details for the webinar.

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