First Walkers Guernsey Equality Awareness Series Event a Success

More than 70 attendees heard from Managing Partner Louise Hall and Senior Counsel Sarah Ash last week at Walkers’ Equality Awareness Series on Human Rights and Equality.

The event, which was held in association with the States of Guernsey, was the first in a four part series of Walkers events, aimed to raise awareness and start the conversation amongst local employers around human rights and equality, unconscious bias and the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Attendees received a progress update on the ERO proposals which The Committee for Employment & Social Security is developing for Guernsey and practical advice on how employers can avoid and mitigate unconscious bias in the workplace.

Senior Counsel Sarah Ash said:

"We are delighted that the first event went so well and that the feedback has been so positive from attendees. The topic of diversity and inclusion in the workplace has received a lot of media attention in recent months and, for many employers, investing time and energy in cultural change has become a priority to ensure they attract and retain the best talent and maximise their organisation's potential. We wanted to provide some insight into how employers can start to make a difference and tackle unconscious bias in their workplace, which will not only result in huge benefits for their own organisations but will also have a positive impact for Guernsey. We felt that this session was the perfect introduction to our Equality Awareness series and we are now looking forward to delivering more detailed training on disability, reasonable adjustment and discrimination."

The invitation to the next event in the Walkers series on "Disability: What it means in practice for Employers" will be sent out this week. More information is available via the Walkers website.

Louise HallManaging PartnerT +44 (0)1 481
Sarah AshSenior CounselT +44 (0) 1481 748