Age and the Law

6:00 pm
7:00 pm

​In this session, we'll introduce you to one of the UK’s top employment law barristers. With an ageing population, instances of age discrimination are on the rise. Our insight is organisations are reluctant to make changes to consider the needs of an ageing population, so we need to arm you with practical insights so that you understand your rights with respect to age and know how to potentially build an evidence base to support instances of age discrimination.

​Elaine will cover:

  • ​Age discrimination – how it manifests itself in the most common instances, using examples so you are better able to spot and identify if it’s happening to you.
  • ​How to decide whether it’s worth making a claim or not.
  • ​What sort of costs you might have to consider if you were to pursue something/when it’s a proportionate risk.

About Elaine

​Elaine Banton is an experienced employment, equality, discrimination and human rights barrister at 7BR Chambers, focusing on complex and protracted litigation at all levels. Often appearing in high profile matters, her practice includes disciplinary, regulatory, sports law and stress at work.

Exemplifying her Senior Executive/City practice, Elaine was The Times Lawyer of the Week in March 2023. Elaine was featured as The Lawyer’s Barrister of the Week in November 2021 following a globally reported direct discrimination case, Tesfagiorgis v Aspinalls Club Ltd.

Elaine writes for leading employment publications and regularly features in the national and global media as an expert on equality issues, featuring on BBC One’s Panorama, Sky, LBC, Channel 4 and The Times. Elaine sits on a number of Boards including Co-Chair of the Bar Council’s Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee, Chair of the Board of Talawa Theatre, and a Member of Sadler’s Wells Development Council. She is a Bencher at Middle Temple and a member of the IBA, ABA, DLA, ELBA, ELA, ILS and Justice.

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