YLC Law Week Panel – Multidimensional Discrimination in the Workplace: The question of intersectionality

Thursday 18th May, 2023 5:30 pm – Thursday 18th May, 2023 7:30 pm
Level 14 Westralia square , 141 St Georges Terrace Perth

Bookings are now open for our Law Week Panel!

As part of Law Week the Law Society’s Young Lawyers Committee is hosting an important forum on the multidimensional nature of discrimination and how it operates in the workplace.

Race, gender, religion, class, disability and other individual characteristics intersect with one another and overlap. The intersection is often overlooked in the workplace, leading to the development of unchecked biases against certain subsets of groups and resulting in unintentional or unconscious discrimination.

This year’s panel aims to create a space for discussing the multifaceted nature of discrimination, how intersectionality impacts people differently and how it presents itself in the workplace.

This forum will explore topics such as:

  • How to recognise and address discrimination in the workplace
  • Intersectionality and why it is important to understand
  • How multidimensional discrimination impacts individuals
  • The importance of diversity in the workplace

Our panellists include –

  • Louise Holding – Head of the People (Social Impact) Portfolio, Minderoo Foundation
  • Prue Hawkins – Solicitor
  • Felicia Chan – Projects, Energy Transition and Real Estate Lawyer at Ashurst and Events Chair of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association
  • Tom Durkin – Solicitor, Legal Aid WA and LGBTIQA+ Advocate

Post conversation join us for canapés and refreshments and mingle with the panellists and guests to discuss further.

This is a free event as part of Law Week and we welcome all from the legal profession including Society members, non-members, law students, local community groups, and those with an interest in the topic. Please use the booking button above to either book online or complete the PDF registration form and return to us.

For general enquiries, please call the membership team on (08) 9324 8692 or email membership@lawsocietywa.asn.au.

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