Did you know that under UK discrimination law, an employer is liable for an act of an employee which is done in the course of employment, even if the employer did not know about it or approve of it?
The employer has a defence if it can show that it took all reasonably practicable steps to prevent the employee committing that act- and one of these steps is ensuring all your employees have undergone Equality Training.
As an experienced HR and Employment Law firm we have seen first-hand how much a discrimination case can affect both the employee and the employer.
Not only in terms of the potential money spent on bringing and defending the cases but also the negative impact it can have on both the individual, the organisation and the teams around them.
We offer bespoke in house training designed to help you learn more about embedding equality and diversity into your team and the competencies needed to achieve this.
Showing ownership and visibility around equality is of vast importance to ensure compliance and protect yourself from potential claims at an Employment Tribunal.
The course focuses on the question of what needs to change and what needs to be done to achieve equality, diversity and inclusion within your organisation.
Objectives of the Course
- to explore how equality and diversity can be embedded more effectively within your business
- to explore best practice and showcase practical examples
- to understand the benefits of equality and diversity
We like to tailor all our training sessions to meet the needs of the organisation, so we would go through your specific requirements and develop a course to meet those requirements.
How is the training given?
All our training courses are given by experienced professionals who have first-hand experience of both bringing and defending discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal. We offer a range of methods to help participants develop both skills and knowledge. These include direct formal input, small and large group discussions and exercises and case study material.
Who should attend the course?
We recommend that all employees, no matter what level, receive equality training so that they have a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities under the Equality Act. At the very least, all directors, managers, HR professionals and trustees should undergo training to enable them to filter this information down to their teams.
We are happy to come to you to undertake the training at a time and place which suits you and your team. We can also arrange for a suitable venue if you would prefer to do the training off site.
What do you need to do next?
To discuss a bespoke training package for your business, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0114 303 2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We can tailor our courses to suit all budgets and group sizes.