Obesity & discrimination in the workplace: breakfast seminar with Stephen Bevan

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Start: Tuesday 19th October 2021, 9am

End: Tuesday 19th October 2021, 10am

Join C3 and the Society of Occupational Medicine for the next of our workplace health series, this time looking at obesity and the workplace.

What do we know about stigma around obesity and discrimination in the workplace? How does it affect women, compared to men? What does the evidence say about workplace interventions to support weight-loss? Should obesity be a protected characteristic under the Equalities Act?

Stephen Bevan is head of HR research and development at the Institute for Employment Studies, with responsibility for developing innovative new projects and programmes with IES partners and other collaborators. The IES is a centre of research and consultancy on human resources and employment. Its aim is to help bring about sustainable improvements in employment policy and human resource management. Stephen previously spent 15 years as Director of Research and Managing Director at The Work Foundation.

Next week, he’ll join us to discuss his research findings around obesity and the workplace as well as sharing practical advice on supporting workers with obesity returning to work after the pandemic.

The seminar will end with a Q&A session. Join us to learn more!