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Co-Chair
Ueli Sommer

Co-Chair
Ivan Suarez

Diversity and Equality Law Committee

The Diversity and Equality Law Committee comprises private practitioners, in-house attorneys and academics, many of whom work with corporate clients in order to help them fulfil their key goals in such areas as pay equity, prevention of discrimination based on gender, race, religion, age, and disability (among other protected traits), and LGBTQ issues.

About the Committee

The Diversity and Equality Law Committee comprises private practitioners, in-house attorneys and academics, many of whom work with corporate clients in order to help them fulfil their key goals in such areas as pay equity, prevention of discrimination based on gender, race, religion, age, and disability (among other protected traits), and LGBTQ issues.

Many of these professionals are members of leading law firms or corporations. Of course, we welcome members from all areas and with all perspectives.

The Committee publishes annually the Diversity and Equality Law Committee Newsletter, which gives members an opportunity to bring attention to new developments in their jurisdictions, and other issues of interest.

The Committee also comprises the Disability Rights Working Group, whose members are interested in issues facing disabled individuals and their rights in the working world.

The Committee has been fortunate to enjoy very active support from its officers as well as invaluable input from other committees. It is a sign of the Committee's growing strength that increasingly we are asked to co-sponsor sessions with other IBA committees.

The officers are always keen to encourage others to join in the work so if you would like to contribute an article or suggest a topic for future conferences then please contact any of the officers. E-mail is our preferred means of communication.

We work closely with our colleagues in the other three bodies making up the Human Resources Section: the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee, the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, and the Global Employment Institute. The Human Resources Section Board was established in 2014 in order to coordinate activities and join efforts within the Section. Board members consist of the current and immediate past Chairs of each of the committees in the Section.

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

The impact of the pandemic on diversity and equality law in the UK

The aim of this article is to highlight some underlying workplace trends which have developed in the United Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic that raise important managerial issues for employers, both in relation to diversity and potential discrimination claims.

Released on Oct 29, 2021

Diversity and equality: recent developments in Korean law

This article looks into the recent developments in South Korea on diversity and equality issues, with a focus on sexual harassment, workplace harassment (bullying) and discrimination in the workplace.

Released on Oct 29, 2021

Developments in the recognition of equal rights for same-sex couples: an Italian case law perspective

Over the past few months, the Court of Appeals of Milan has upheld the rights of same-sex couples in the areas of employment and pensions. In this article, two judgments that are particularly representative of developments in the recognition of equal rights for same-sex couples will be briefly commented upon.

Released on Oct 29, 2021

The future of workforce structuring in India

The Covid–19 virus has impacted the global community in a manner that has never been seen before, and it is safe to say that the impact of the virus has been immense and, in most cases, shocking. This article seeks to highlight key considerations for organisations that have adopted alternate forms of workforce engagement as a result of the pandemic.

Released on Oct 29, 2021

Subcommittees and other groups

The Diversity and Equality Law Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Disability Rights Working Group