Employment law conference supports Equal Rights Trust fund to level the playing field in human rights careers

In February the Equal Rights Trust launched its Bob Hepple Memorial Fund a campaign which promotes equal opportunity in human rights careers by supporting funded internship and fellowship placements with the Trust.  The Fund levels the playing field, giving those without the financial means to take up unpaid placements the opportunity to enter the human rights sector and fulfil their ambition.

We are delighted that this year the annual employment and discrimination law conference, The 22 QCs on the hot employment law issues for 2016-17are supporting the Fund. For every booking made, the event organiser, Michael Rubenstein Publishing will donate £25 to the Fund.

The conference, which takes place from 29 – 30 September 2016, will hear from 22 QCs on key employment and discrimination law topics, including: the modern slavery act, associative and perceived discrimination, parental rights, the gender pay gap and reasonable adjustments for disability.

In addition to donations made to the Fund from conference bookings, those speaking at the event have also kindly agreed a contribution should be made in their name. For every £2000 raised for the Fund we can support one intern at the Trust for a period of three months. Our interns supported by the Fund work on a range of litigation and advocacy activities, developing their skills and experience and supporting our team to advance quality worldwide.

Useful Links

  • To book your place on the Conference please click here.
  • To read more about and donate to the Fund click here.
  • To hear the experiences of the interns and fellows who work with us, please click here.

More on the Fund

The Fund has a particularly special meaning to us. It has been set it up in the memory of our former Chair (2007-2014) and Honorary President (2014-2015, Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC, who was a leading equality lawyer and who himself was a former speaker at the annual employment conference. His achievements included his key role in the anti-apartheid movement in his native South Africa and his impact on equality legislation in the UK and worldwide.


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