Law Conference
Equality and the
new gender politics
Croke Park Stadium, Dublin
Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Agenda 2019

8.30 am
Registration and coffee
9.00 am
Welcome address
Maeve McElwee
9.05 am
What does equality mean?
Gillian Verrecchia
· Impact of the legislation and its exemptions
· Equal pay vs gender pay gap
· What employers need to do now
9.40 am
Post #MeToo - sexual harassment in the workplace
Catriona McKeating
· Review of recent case law
· The role of natural justice
· Impact on workplace investigations
10.15 am
Top 5 cases of the last 12 months
Rhona Murphy
· High Court treatment of employment law issues
· Recent trends of the last 12 months
10.55 am
11.15 am
Work life balance and employment law policy
Pauline O’Hare
· Sharing maternity leave
· Longer parental leave
· What does the future hold for work/life balance?
11.55 am
Panel discussion
12.10 pm
Equality and common workplace challenges
Aoife McFadden
· Managing competing equality rights
· Are some more equal than others?
1.00 pm
2.15 pm
Applying the knowledge
· Group discussion of sample case
· Sharing solutions
· Mapping a way forward
2.40 pm
Guest speaker
Dr Tanya Ní Mhuirthile
· How to approach equality-based challenges at work
3.45 pm
4.00 pm