Introducing Wednesday lunch time legal education workshops.
The StreetLaw project at BPP University’s Law School will be delivering 12 community legal education workshops
in partnership with South West London Law Centres starting this January.
The workshops have been picked by those who are part of the law centres Social Justice Network.
Register for the free workshops you are interested in using the links below.
Wednesday 26th January, 12-1pm
This session covers main employment rights, discrimination and protected characteristics, the ‘gig’ economy, and agency workers’ rights.
Sign up: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqf-2tqzwqHty9DxW3ea7kR7eViHC84uud
Wednesday 9th February, 12-1pm
Employment Rights: Covid Testing, Jabs and Jobs
This session covers COVID testing in the workplace, whether businesses can require employees to be vaccinated, health and safety considerations in the workplace, travelling to/from work, and options such as working at home.
Sign up: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvcOmgqz8vHt20Tq_WIR-2AxGHxtWdJrF7
Wednesday 2nd March, 12-1pm
Common Landlord and Tenant Disputes
This session focuses solely on private rented accommodation and centres on the following 3 scenarios
- Landlord refusing to return deposit
- Landlord refusing to carry out repairs
- Leaving a rented property before the fixed term has ended
Wednesday 16th March, 12-1pm
Getting Your Voice Heard (Voting and Petitions) – Women focused
During this session, there will be discussions on whether there needs to be any laws changed to better support women and the ways that women can have an impact on law and policy changes.
Wednesday 30th March, 12-1pm
During this session, the criminal offence of possession of a weapon is potential sentences are highlighted. There are discussions with audience participation on their views on different objects and whether they would be committing a crime if found carrying them.
Wednesday 13th April, 12-1pm
Stop and Search
This session covers the legal rules the police must abide by during a stop and search, what to expect from a stop and search, and recommended behaviours while being stopped and searched.
Wednesday 27th April, 12-1pm
This session includes the legal meaning of ‘redundancy’, what a fair process looks like, how to challenge a redundancy decision, rights regarding redundancy pay, and the relationship between furlough and redundancy.
Wednesday 11th May, 12-1pm
This session introduces disability discrimination and the duties of employers to assist those who have a disability.
Wednesday 25th May, time tbc
During the session, there are details on the forms domestic violence can take, criminal law protection, and sources of help for someone experiencing abuse.
Wednesday 8th June, time tbc
Having Contact with Your Children
This session provides information on the options available to try to maintain contact with a child following separation, who has ‘parental responsibilities’, and information on contacting children in care.
Wed 22nd June, time tbc
Employment Rights for Working Mothers (1.5-2 hours)
This session covers the protection for working mothers from discrimination when applying for or in work as well as rights regarding childcare, breastfeeding at work, and taking time off, such as when you child is sick.
Wed 6th July, time tbc
Keeping Your Kids Safe Online (2 hours)
During this session, there is an overview of what children may be doing online, the risks associated with this, and where parent/children can get help if they are worried about something online.
Most of these workshops will be remote workshops that you can join online or through your house or mobile phone at your normal call rate.
If there is a workshop you would like to attend but can’t on the Wednesday lunchtime or would like it in person we can try and arrange that together.
BPP Streetlaw sessions are public legal education workshops, which aim to increase attendees’ knowledge and understanding of important areas of the law relevant to them. All the sessions are interactive and provide numerous opportunities for the audience to contribute their thoughts and ideas. Through this, they will be able to identify their rights and if necessary, they can seek legal advice on the areas covered. Please note, legal advice will not be given during the sessions, but we will sign post them to sources of help.BPP StreetLaw Project
Below is a full list of workshops available with StreetLaw:
South West London Law Centres’ money team also offer webinars on money matters and accessing disability benefits. Find out more here.
Some of these workshops are some time away, if you require advice please contact us through this link to see if we can help: Get advice — South West London Law Centres – Helping local people access justice (swllc.org)
Want to join but not sure how?
Contact me (Rhi) and we will work it out.
Call 0208 208 5757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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