*This webinar is live but recorded for post-event access or all delegates*

Booking for the seminar will stay open but might not be processed after 12.00pm Monday 13 May 2024. Please make sure to book your place before that.

This seminar will look at using the law and research to expose and challenge discrimination in the welfare benefits system, including:

  • An overview of discrimination in welfare benefits with examples of direct and indirect discrimination.
  • Work Rights Centre’s work with PLP on benefit suspensions and automated decision making
  • Recent cases involving discrimination in welfare benefits including for Withdrawal Agreement beneficiaries and bereaved widows of disabled people.
  • Disability denial and how that plays a central role within the design of the benefit system and welfare “reform” agenda. From that naturally flows a system with entrenched disability discrimination.

The panel:

  • Chair: Caroline Selman or Niamh Grahame, Public Law Project
  • Alexa Thompson, Garden Court North
  • Jagna Olejniczak, Citizens Advice
  • Ellen Clifford, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)
  • Kasia Figiel, Work Rights Centre

This seminar is part of the #Publicdisco Special Edition: From Crisis to Empowerment conference. If you attended #publicdisco, you will receive a link to join the event. 

The webinar is for:

  • Community activists and campaigners fighting discrimination by public bodies and Government
  • Lawyers and advisers
  • Policy people and researchers

Ticket prices:

  • Free ticket: For #publicdisco attendees, and for community activists and campaigners who are not employed by a funded group, or are part of an organization that has very low funds.
  • Tickets for anyone else: £30

PLEASE NOTE: Bookings for the online event will remain open, but only bookings received before 12.00pm on Friday 10 May will be guaranteed to be processed in time to join the event live on Monday 13 May.


  • Speech To Text Reporting (STTR) will be provided in a live feed with all participants given a link to this the day before

13 May 2024
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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