Employers can be vicariously liable for employees acts that are committed during the course of their employment, even if they do not know 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 – one of these steps is ensuring all your employees have undergone unconscious bias, equality and diversity 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.
Delivery of the training
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 can either undertake the training in your environment or we can conduct it in our training room.