Equality & Diversity Training
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 through appropriate training on equality issues may be able to use this statutory defence against certain discrimination claims arising from the acts of their employees. Recent cases highlight the issues caused by lack of training, "stale" training and the absence of refreshing training regularly.
Sarah Gilzean is a leading discrimination expert and an accredited specialist in discrimination law. Karen McGill has many years of experience advising both employers and employees in relation to discrimination matters. Sarah and Karen have designed this training course to help employers establish a "reasonable steps" defence in the event that a harassment claim is raised against them. In this course they will cover:-
• The protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010
• Different types of discrimination
• Harassment and the dangers of workplace "banter"
• Recent cases and Employment Tribunal awards
• Practical tips and red flags
• The reasonable steps defence and how to ensure that you can argue it
• Cascading training down through the workforce
This training is applicable to the legal position in Scotland, England and Wales and is suitable for HR professionals, managers and in-house lawyers who wish to update their training and also for managers, employees and in-house lawyers who have limited prior knowledge of the topic. The attendees will be limited to 20 to ensure that the session is as engaging as possible and to allow sufficient time for questions. Attendees will receive a copy of the Powerpoint slides, a detailed handout and a certificate of attendance. It is intended that this training can be referred to as part of any reasonable steps defence.
• Cost:£125 plus VAT per person
• Cost for charity employees and trustees: £110 plus VAT