Discrimination Law in the DIFC (Webinar)

DIFC Academy in collaboration with Outer Temple Chambers presents a webinar session on the discrimination provisions in the recent DIFC Employment Law (No 2 of 2019). This presentation aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the provisions and how the DIFC courts might apply them; to consider the few existing DIFC discrimination decisions and those in other jurisdictions which assist in interpreting the law; and to focus on the interesting and topical issues, as well as explaining what the provisions mean.


Discrimination Law in the DIFC (Webinar) - 400.00 AED
From : 29 Mar 2021 01:00 PM || To : 29 Mar 2021 03:00 PM

Topics include:

•Direct discrimination: how will the court apply the test?  

•Practical steps in litigating discrimination claims: tactics and obtaining evidence 


•Victimisation: the new head of claim

•Jurisdiction: who is covered, limitation, compensation and costs

•Disability discrimination: who is covered and what are the employer’s duties?

•Sex, pregnancy and maternity discrimination, including sexual harassment  

•Indirect discrimination in the DIFC 

•Age discrimination and justification 

•Race, nationality and religion 



Barrister | Outer Temple Chambers

Ranked as a “leading junior” in both Middle East Commercial Law and UK Employment Law, Peter Linstead is a barrister practising from Outer Temple Chambers.  He has extensive experience of employment litigation in the DIFC courts as well as the High Court in London and the UK Employment Tribunal, EAT and Court of Appeal.  He has expertise in the DIFC’s Court Rules and Employment Law and has advised the DIFC Authority on aspects of DIFC primary legislation.  A substantial amount of his practice involves claims for discrimination. He was involved in two important recent appeals in the UK on the definition of “disability” and has appeared in the UK Court of Appeal in relation to public sector equal pay and race discrimination.  He also has experience in workplace stress and harassment claims and claims for injunctive relief in employee competition cases.  He is the author of a book on Employee Competition, published in October 2020, and is the Editor of the Tolley’s Employment Law Service section on ‘Absence from Work’.  He writes and lectures extensively on employment law and is an active member of the Education and Training Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association.


For further information or to request for an assistance, please contact ACADEMY@difc.ae

Discrimination Law in the DIFC (Webinar)
Mar 29, 2021 1:00 PM -To- Mar 29, 2021 3:00 PM

Discrimination Law in the DIFC (Webinar)

In association with Outer Temple Chambers

2 CLPD Accredited
Total - 400 AED