Employees are, quite rightly, increasingly willing to challenge inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. Line managers need to be equipped with the skills to bring to life equal opportunity and dignity at work policies in their day to day actions. Claims for discrimination are uncapped with six and even seven figure sums having been awarded by Employment Tribunals in the past few years. Employers who can show that they have taken "all reasonable steps" to avoid discrimination (including through appropriate training on equality issues) may be able to use this statutory defence against certain discrimination claims arising from the act of their employees. In this course we will cover:
the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010
different types of discrimination
recent cases and Employment Tribunal awards
practical tips and red flags when recruiting, managing and dismissing
the reasonable steps defence and how to ensure that you can argue it
cascading training down through the workforce
Monday 23 September 2019 - Edinburgh
9am to 12.30pm
Friday 27 September 2019 - Glasgow
9am to 12.30pm
Keep up-to-date with the key legal requirements and best practice in the workplace saving your organisation time and money. Our courses are designed for business owners, HR professionals, line managers, in-house lawyers and finance team members seeking an understanding of, or an update on, specific selected areas. All of our courses have a very practical focus, drawing on our many years of experience of advising both employers and employees.
Maximum group size is 20 delegates to facilitate discussion of worked examples and Q&A.
Cost of £249 plus VAT per delegate includes a copy of the slides and a handout with practical tips.
*10% reduction available for registered charities
*15% reduction available for second delegate from the same organisation booked on the same course on the same day
How to book
You can book a place by emailing your details to Jennifer Robertson on firstname.lastname@example.org and making the relevant payment via SagePay on our website here, referencing "ELTcourse" (please let Jennifer know if you need us to issue a receipt to confirm payment).
* Payment is required in advance of attendance.
Cancellations more than 10 working days before the course start date will be refunded or an alternative course can be booked.
Cancellations less than 10 working days before the date of the course will not be refunded but delegates can re-book on a course at a later date.
Our other courses
This course forms part of a practical series of employment law courses covering key employment law and related HR issues brought to you by one of the leading employment law teams in Scotland. The link below will take you to our full menu of courses:-