Thu. May 6th, 2021

Bullying and harassment: LGBT+ perspective The Law Society

Bullying and harassment: LGBT+ perspective The Law Society

The discussion includes:

  • definitions of bullying and harassment
  • examples of how these types of behaviours present themselves in a working environment
  • recommendations to colleagues on being effective and active allies
  • suggestions to employers on being proactive in supporting victims

Speakers

Imogen Hamblin (she/her)

Imogen HamblinImogen Hamblin identifies as a cis-gendered lesbian woman. She is an employment lawyer at Thrive Law and specialises in discrimination claims.
Imogen has recently joined the LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee of the Law Society, building on her previous work to raise diversity and inclusion across the profession.

Tom Stenner-Evans (he/him)

Tom Stenner-EvansTom is an experienced employment lawyer and a partner at Thrive Law, a boutique employment law firm recognised for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Before joining Thrive, Tom spent 14 years at Michelmores LLP, a Stonewall partner firm, where he was a partner in the employment team and an active member of the firm’s D&I Committee.

Tom has advised employers across the public, private and third sectors on matters of bullying, discrimination and harassment and has provided bespoke in-house training to a number of other professional firms.

Tom has also supported large public sector bodies with the implementation of workplace changes designed to create a more positive working experience for members of the LGBT+ community.

Tom is passionate about equality at work, and particularly about educating employers on the ever-developing gender landscape.

Anna Bond (she/her)

Anna BondAnna is a senior associate in the employment team at Lewis Silkin and regularly advises on issues of discrimination law. She has a particular interest in LGBT+ issues, and co-leads the firm’s LGBT+ group.

In addition to advising on the full range of employment law issues including bullying and harassment, Anna regularly conducts workplace investigations.

Anna is the legal trustee of Bi Pride UK, a charity which in 2019 put on the UK’s first ever pride event focused on the bi communities and won the award for Charity of the Year at the LGBT Awards 2020.

Zoe Ingenhaag (she/her)

Zoe IngenhaagZoe is an employment lawyer at Lewis Silkin. She advises a range of clients, from law firms to arts organisations and start-ups to individuals, on a wide range of employment law issues, from hiring to termination and what happens in between. She has a particular interest in discrimination law.

She has experience and expertise advising clients on employment law issues relating to transgender and non-binary people, for example delivering training and drafting policies relating to trans and non-binary employees. She sits on Lewis Silkin’s Diversity Board and is co-lead of the firm’s LGBT+ group.

Resources

Survey: share your experiences as LGBT+ lawyers and allies in the workplace

Gender fluid inclusion within the legal profession (Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover case)

Inclusion allies resource

LGBT+ History Month: inspiration through the ages

An introduction to asexuality

Coming out: my journey as a junior lawyer

Published at Tue, 23 Feb 2021 03:57:00 +0000

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