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While Irish legislation sets minimum legal standards in regard to age, disability, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation, a comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion strategy in the workplace must go beyond mere compliance. Diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) are integral to how organisations attract, retain, develop and engage employees.

During this webinar, Mary Brassil and Ellen Nolan discussed a range of issues currently affecting the D&I landscape in the workplace, including the business case for D&I, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on D&I and in particular, the dramatic increase in remote working and how this interacts with D&I initiatives, legal developments in relation to remote working, flexible working and the right to disconnect, and an update on the status of gender pay gap reporting.

This briefing is for general guidance only and should not be regarded as a substitute for professional advice. Such advice should always be taken before acting on any of the matters discussed.