Employment Law Advice Session: Agency Worker Regulations & The Equality Act

23 September 2010

Thank you to everyone who attended the Agency Worker Regulations/Equality Act 2010 seminar.

To download a PDF copy of the Equality Act slides, click here.

To download a PDF copy of the Kervin & Barnes Equality Act 2010 resource sheet, click here.

To download a PDF copy of the Agency Worker Regulations slides, click here.

Feedback from the day included:

“extremely informative”


“well presented and comprehensive”

“very useful and concise”

“excellent, especially as fairly ‘dry’ topics were presented in an interesting format”

In October 2011, new legislation will come into force to give agency workers in the UK the same rights and benefits enjoyed by those employed directly by the hirer. At Reed Specialist Recruitment, we see it as our duty to inform you of the AWR and to offer support in preparing for the new legislation.

The Act is the single biggest piece of discrimination law to be introduced in the UK. As well as consolidating existing legislation, it also introduces a number of new rights for individuals to protect them against discrimination. Key employment policies and procedures should be reviewed to ensure that they are compliant with the new rules by October 2010.

The aim of the Equality Act 2010 is to create a wider framework to promote equality. It does this by codifying the existing discrimination and equal pay legislation, and introducing new provisions to specifically clarify and address important discrimination issues. The Forum will be an opportunity for attendees to gain a clear understanding of the provisions of the Act, ready for 01 October 2010, and to take away practical guidance on the steps HR should take to best protect their business. The Forum will also be an opportunity to raise questions and openly discuss any issues or concerns arising from the changes under the Act.

Date: Thursday 23rd September 2010

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Conference Centre UK, 10 Grey Coat Place, London, SW1P 1SB.

The briefing will feature guest speakers Gareth Kervin (Partner/Director, Kervin & Barnes Solicitors) and Linda Marhsall (Global Head of HR, Reed Specialist Recruitment). The presentations will be followed by a short Q&A for any queries attendees might have.

This employment law briefing is being offered completely free of charge. To reserve a place, please contact:

Simone Johnson
simone.johnson@reedglobal.com 0207 220 7172
or Simon Ryan
simon.ryan@reedglobal.com 0207 405 6525