21st December 2000




Local companies are invited to an event at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside which aims to highlight the benefits of diversity to business.


Lincolnshire Diversity Day takes place on Wednesday 31st January 2001 and will focus on the business case for action on diversity and the latest developments in employment law.


Practical help will also be given to employers seeking to achieve a diverse workforce.


“The main purpose of the day is to show how a positive approach to diversity can help achieve excellent business results,” said a university spokesman.


The event is being organised by the Lincolnshire Equal Opportunities Reference Group and is supported by the university, the Lincolnshire TEC, the Employment Service and Lincolnshire Careers and Guidance Services.


Among the highlights of the day will be talks on the business reasons for diversity action (Amanda Jones, Barclays Bank), the legal background to equal opportunities (Mary Clarke, DLA Advance) and achieving a diverse workforce (Ian Harris, Lincolnshire & Rutland Employment Service).


Workshop topics will include the Disability Discrimination Act, the impact on employers of the Stephen Laurence Enquiry report, gender and the glass ceiling, harassment and bullying in the workplace and managing mental health issues.


Fees are £45 for the first delegate from any organisation and £25 for subsequent delegates or delegates from voluntary organisations.


The event will begin at 9am and end at 4.15pm. For more details contact Jake Volak at the Lincolnshire TEC on 01522 574250.


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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