Why do I need this training?
The UK workforce is changing and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to managing a diverse workforce. Employers are responsible for ensuring that employees do not face discrimination in the workplace. It is therefore vital for all employers to take action to encourage greater awareness to tackle discrimination in their organisation. Whilst this can help to reduce the chance of complaints, disciplinary action or an employment tribunal claim, a diverse workforce which promotes equality of opportunity is also more likely to be a successful business by attracting good staff and enabling them to fulfil their potential.
In this session delegates will develop their knowledge of the protected characteristics and be guided through the legal and practical issues around discrimination and harassment. The course looks at which behaviours are prohibited by the Equality Act and provides practical guidance on how to promote an inclusive culture which fosters equality.
What key topics will be covered?
- Diversity and stereotyping
- Discrimination - the protected characteristics
- Types of discrimination
- Harassment and bullying
- Banter and when it is inappropriate
- Liability - who is liable
- Gender Pay Gap reporting and equal pay