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Navigating discrimination at work by Kaitlin D'Avella

Talk

35 mins

Join us for a candid reflection on navigating disability discrimination in the workplace. We’ll walk through the anatomy of a discrimination complaint and discuss the importance of care, community, and rest during the process.

Date and time:

Monday, 13 November - 13:30-14:05 GMT, 8:30-9:05 EST, 5:30-6:05 PST

Intended audience: 

Registration opens: 9 October

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Date and time:

Monday, 13 November - 13:30-14:05 GMT, 8:30-9:05 EST, 5:30-6:05 PST

Register

Discrimination in the workplace is widespread. An estimated 61% of employees have witnessed or experienced discrimination based on their ability, race, gender, sexuality, or age. Employers usually have avenues to report and address these issues. But what kind of toll does it take on us?

In this talk, Kaitlin will dig into the realities of navigating discrimination at work. She’ll start with an overview of types of discrimination, including how to spot it. Next, she’ll talk through employee rights and resources for approaching complaints. Lastly, she’ll share tips for care, rest, and openness during difficult moments like these.

Focus groups for this talk

  • Marginalised communities within design

Takeaways from the talk

  1. An understanding of what workplace discrimination is (and isn’t)
  2. An overview of how to make a complaint
  3. Trauma-informed tips for dealing with it all

Recommended reading

  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lashmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • Understanding Disability Discrimination / ACAS
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Discrimination in the workplace is widespread. An estimated 61% of employees have witnessed or experienced discrimination based on their ability, race, gender, sexuality, or age. Employers usually have avenues to report and address these issues. But what kind of toll does it take on us?

In this talk, Kaitlin will dig into the realities of navigating discrimination at work. She’ll start with an overview of types of discrimination, including how to spot it. Next, she’ll talk through employee rights and resources for approaching complaints. Lastly, she’ll share tips for care, rest, and openness during difficult moments like these.

Focus groups for this talk

  • Marginalised communities within design

Takeaways from the talk

  1. An understanding of what workplace discrimination is (and isn’t)
  2. An overview of how to make a complaint
  3. Trauma-informed tips for dealing with it all

Recommended reading

  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lashmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • Understanding Disability Discrimination / ACAS

Kaitlin D'Avella (she/her)

Kaitlin is a content design leader with 9+ years experience writing for products, from tech giants to public services. She is a queer designer with a disability, and specialises in accessible and inclusive writing at scale.

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