Forthcoming webinar: Improving diversity in the workplace under the Equality Act 2010 (2020)

Forthcoming webinar: Improving diversity in the workplace under the Equality Act 2010 (2020)

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The Equality Act 2010 merged nine key pieces of legislation to incorporate separate issues. From an employment perspective, this act explicitly states that it is illegal to treat an individual unfairly than another person due to a personal characteristic such as:

  • Ethnicity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Maternity/ Pregnancy
  • Disability

These ‘protected characteristics’ ensure fair employee hire. In this webinar our employment law experts will further look into how transsexual employees are provided with protection in the workplace under the Equality Act 2010.

Found out more about this webinar here.



Sam Murray-Hinde, Partner

Howard Kennedy

Sam Murray-Hinde advises employers on workplace issues and employment tribunal proceedings, with a particular specialism in trade union disputes and collective bargaining. She speaks fluent German.

Sam is a solicitor with broad experience across all areas of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. She works closely with the transport and sport industries.

She works hard to achieve the best possible outcome for employers by providing commercially-focused, industry-specific advice, with an increasingly international focus.  Working with businesses, HR professionals, boards, and Insolvency Practitioners, Sam advises on legal strategy to minimise litigation.

Sam works with clients across a wide spectrum of employment issues to include employment status, contract negotiations, TUPE, redundancies, re-organisations and employee exits, to name but a few. She is well-versed in handling complex grievance and disciplinary matters involving discrimination and whistle-blowing allegations.  She has also developed a specialism in advising foreign Embassies on matters relating to state immunity.

Sam is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the German-British Chamber of Commerce.


Marsha Thompson, Senior Associate


Marsha is a Senior Associate in the Employment Team. She specialises in advising on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters for healthcare, emergency services, housing and charity clients.

Marsha has particular expertise in conducting Employment Tribunal cases from inception to final hearings. Marsha assists clients to defend Employment Tribunal claims, ranging from unfair dismissal claims, to high value, complex discrimination claims, whistleblowing and victimisation claims. She also conducts her own Preliminary Hearings on behalf of her clients.

Marsha regularly advises clients on day-to-day employment related matters, such as performance management, the handling of disciplinaries and grievances and sickness absence management.

Marsha also has experience of drafting settlement agreements, employment contracts, HR policies and Staff Handbooks.

Marsha prepares and delivers training to Managers, HR professionals and organisations on a range of employment law topics.

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