Equality and Diversity
The Equality Act 2010 brought together existing anti-discrimination legislation concerning (amongst others) sex, race and disabilities under an umbrella Act in order to protect individuals from prejudice and unfair treatment either as employees, service providers or customers.
Equality and Diversity training allows organisations to combat discrimination by raising knowledge and awareness among their employees. Current laws provide a degree of protection to individuals that are discriminated against or harassed in the workplace; however educating all employees on the benefits of equality and diversity is equally as important in creating a more harmonious culture of inclusivity and tolerance.
Additional benefits of equality and diversity training include the increased confrontation and reduction of workplace bullying, harassment, or discrimination by providing employees with the knowledge of what to do when encountering (or witnessing) prejudice or mistreatment.
Employers should make sure their employees are fully educated on the law as well as the sensitivities of discrimination for the affected individuals.
This Equality and Diversity online training course provides knowledge of the law and the protection it provides as well as the different types of discrimination that can occur in a work environment.
Safesmart delivers Equality and Diversity Training for your organisation through Smartlog – our comprehensive health & safety compliance software.
The Equality Act 2010 – Protections the law offers, and the history of anti-discrimination law (the legislative guidance document can be found by clicking here).
The 9 ‘protected characteristics’ – Race, Disability, Sex, Gender Reassignment, Age, Sexual Orientation, Religion/Belief, Pregnancy / Maternity, and Marriage/Civil Partnership.
Types of discrimination – direct, indirect, perceptive, by association, harassment (including 3rd party) and victimisation.
This course contains test questions and issues a certificate upon completion.