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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 will benefit from this course

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.

What you will learn

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

The Help you need when you need it.

We offer support on a wide range of employment law and HR issues. Our dedicated adviser are here to answer your questions and help you with your concerns. Your call is free and with no oblgation. Calls may be recorded for monitoring and training purposes.

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Just a few of our customers

Testimonials

5

Adrian was very professional and knowledgeable, helped with my query and put my mind at ease.

Julie Simpson

5

After a very distressing time in my employment caused by bullying and discrimination I finally found Castle Associates. I was very impressed by the speed and service provided by Castle Associates. I would strongly recommend this company and know from my own experience they are genuine.

Nisha

5

From the moment I met Laura from Castle Associates I felt at ease and confident that she would ensure that I would be well represented. Until that point the whole situation felt very one sided, with me feeling as if I would never get the chance to properly present my side of the argument.

Kevin

5

After working for the same company for many years my Daughter was made redundant. Before we looked into any legal aspect of the way the selection process was managed we felt that the whole process had been unfair and discriminatory.

Joe

5

I just wanted to say a personal thank you for the support provided by your organisation to my staff at a very difficult time.

Katie

5

After twenty five years working for a business I was suspended without warning and threatened with disciplinary action. I received very valuable support and professional help at a very difficult time.

Andrew

5

I have used the services of Castle Associates on two occasions. In both cases I have found them to be professional, caring and thorough. They helped me through the minefield of employment laws and in both cases the conclusion was extremely satisfactory.

David

5

As I had a disappointing experience with my own union, I was apprehensive to instruct Castle Associates to act on my behalf, however after speaking to Mark Ferron (MD) he instantly gained my complete trust and confidence.

Gagandeep

5

I was involved in being beaten up at work by a colleague who committed GBH on me resulting in a bleeding mouth, bruising and two fractured ribs. There were no witnesses and my employer seemingly attempted to get us both sacked regardless.

D of Leicester

5

I recently had to use Castle Associates to help me with a grievance process I had taken out against my employer. They guided and advised me through a very stressful process and I truly believe the outcome (which was good) was down to the representation I had.