Employment Legal Advice Network (ELAN)
ELAN is a network of over 40 organisations dedicated to ensuring that people in London are able to obtain advice about and enforce their employment rights and entitlements.
This could be through the provision of advice and/or campaigning for change. The primary focus is on low-paid workers and those in precarious work.
Trust for London set up the network in 2014 and continues to co-ordinate it. ELAN has an independent chair, Andrew Hillier QC, and it is supported by a consultant, Camilla Palmer QC (Hon).
ELAN aims specifically to:
- Improve the effectiveness of the London Employment Rights Advice sector;
- Improve the co-ordination of this sector;
- Share learning and experience;
- Identify areas of joint action and undertake initiatives/campaigns;
- Identify gaps in knowledge and evidence.
Participation is open to any not-for-profit advice or campaigning organisation working on employment/workers’ rights in London.
ELAN usually meets formally four times a year whilst maintaining an on-going relationship with members through advice and information sharing.
ELAN works closely with the Greater London Authority and provided input into the development of Employment Rights Hub for Londoners.
In 2019, ELAN members provided input into the Trust’s submission to the government’s Good Work Plan consultation.
During the current COVID-19 epidemic, ELAN has moved to virtual meetings every week to assess the situation, disseminate information and devise appropriate responses.
The network has appointed Victoria Speed to lead their Covid-19 response.
Victoria was most recently at BPP University where she managed the Pro Bono Centre for more than a decade. She will support organisations across the ELAN network who are defending the rights of workers impacted by Covid-19.
Her immediate focus is on organising pro bono volunteers to provide extra support to network organisations and sharing best practice across the network in this rapidly changing environment.
If you are interested in joining ELAN, please email Grants Manager Klara Skrivankova at firstname.lastname@example.org
From our Twitter
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