Employment Law Matters

S4E7 - Employment Disputes in the MetaVerse (with Tarun Tawakley)

May 24, 2022 Daniel Barnett Season 4 Episode 7
Employment Law Matters
S4E7 - Employment Disputes in the MetaVerse (with Tarun Tawakley)
Show Notes

In this episode, you’ll learn how employment law might cope – or not cope – with problems presented by emerging technology, including:-

  • How people’s choice of avatars can throw up diversity issues.  What happens if employees or managers ‘try on’ different skin colours? 
  • Should a pregnant woman at a job interview hide the fact she’s pregnant with her avatar, or use an avatar which shows her pregnancy?  
  • How does the duty to make reasonable adjustments engage when a physically disabled employee uses an able-bodied avatar?
  • Could inappropriate behaviour with an AI character (so not a real person) give rise to charges of misconduct?

Daniel discusses the topic with Tarun Tawakley from Lewis Silkin.

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