Charity Law Seminar - Faith-based organisations and the Equality Act 2010

11 November 2019

In this forum we consider the challenges for faith-based organisations posed by equality law and new developments on the horizon.

The Equality Act 2010 is one of the most important pieces of legislation in society today. It is also one of the most complex and provides unique challenges (and opportunities) for faith-based organisations (FBOs).

On the one hand “religion or belief” is one of the nine characteristics protected under the Act and there are many exemptions and protections which allow FBOs to operate freely in line with their particular religious ethos. Yet on the other hand, FBOs and people of faith have frequently found themselves in conflict with the Act, especially in the contentious area of sexuality.

At our workshop on 11 November, Adam McRae-Taylor from our Charities Team will outline the legal framework and guest speaker Alasdair Henderson (Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission) will look at the way policy and practice continues to develop and the likely direction of travel in this key area. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion too.

Date: Monday 11 November 2019
Venue: Carlton Club, 69 St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1PJ
Timings: 6.00pm - Arrival & registration
Timings: 6.30pm - Presentations, followed by Q&A
Timings: 8.00pm - Drinks & canapés