Equality Act / Equal Opportunities and Fairness at Work

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Equality Act / Equal Opportunities and Fairness at Work

The 2010 Equality Act is the most significant piece of equality legislation for many years. It makes it easier for employers to understand their responsibilities by simplifying and streamlining the law. It also sets a new standard for those who provide public services to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Organisations face the challenge of implementing an Equality and Diversity programme to ensure that they are not only complying with legislation, but also valuing diversity within the workforce. Creating a culture in which diversity is valued and employees feel comfortable in expressing their differences, will undoubtedly improve productivity and performance.

This day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations and employers need to be aware of.

Who the course is for

This course is suitable HR and personnel professionals, business owners, managers at all levels and anyone interested in understanding equality and diversity and how it is dealt with.

Research shows that training in diversity is most effective when it is based on real life scenarios. Our equality and diversity training courses are highly participative and interactive focusing on practical issues, using case studies and role-play scenarios, making sure you’re getting it right and not making costly mistakes.

Course Content

The course will be covering the different types of discrimination – including the nine protected characteristics - and sharing good practice that you can adopt and promote within your organisation.

Course Outline

  •  Discrimination Law and the awareness that diversity can bring to and organisation
  • Types of Discrimination
  • Protected Characteristics and awareness of individual prejudices
  • Where the Equality Act does not apply
  • When Positive Discrimination can be applied
  • What an Equality Policy should include
  • Good practice in recruitment processes
  • Equality issues and the law
  • The implications of getting it wrong
  • How to deal with issues should they arise and building confidence in handling diversity issues
  • Best practice in equality and diversity in the workplace

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