AI in the Workplace

This event is in the past
Mon, 17th May 2021
At your desk (National)
Venue Address:
At your desk
Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters, Cloisters and Mary Towers, TUC
Chair: Patrick Brodie, RPC and member of ELA Training Committee
Conference welcome by Marian Bloodworth, ELA Chair
Event Type:
Virtual Conference
12:30 - 14:00
CPD hours:
Spaces Available


  • £25 + VAT


We also offer the following discounts on the full fee:

  • 100% discount for members in the voluntary or not-for-profit sector (with no booking deadline)
  • 100% discount for pupil barristers or barristers less than 2 years call (with no booking deadline)
  • Please note only one discount will be applied per booking.

ELA Annual Conference 2021 Season

Over the summer of 2020, the TUC launched the first-ever survey of the ways in which UK employers were deploying Artificial Intelligence, Automated Decision Making and other forms of technology in the workplace.  It found that these forms of technology were being used at every stage in the employment relationship and, in many cases, there was little understanding of its legal implications by managers and staff.  The legal implications of these forms of technology in the workplace are vast ranging from breaches of the Equality Act 2010, Employment Rights Act 1996, the contract of employment itself, data protection provisions and the right to privacy.

In this session, employment lawyers will learn about the many ways in which technology is being used in the workplace, the legal risks, possible reforms and steps to ensure compliance with the existing legal framework.

The session is live and attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance.  In order for lawyers to become familiar with the basics before attending this session, they are encouraged to read the research report by the TUC “Technology managing people: The Worker Experience”, the legal opinion by Robin and Dee published on 25 March 2021, “Technology Managing People – the legal implications” and the TUC’s manifesto.

There will be live Q&A and you may also submit your questions to us before the webinar here.

If you are unable to make the date, please register if you would like to receive the ‘on demand’ recording of this webinar.

Once you have booked, you will receive an email containing the login details for the online event, please contact us if you have any queries.