Equality Courses

Equality,diversity and dignity at work (for managers and leaders)

Good equality practice starts at the top and one positive move is to train managers in the main principles of equality.

It is important that the leaders in any organisation take responsibility and set a good example for others to follow. This is why we have created this course specially designed for managers as we believe they have additional responsibilities in the area.

(We provide a separate course on the subject for frontline employees)

On this course students will learn about

  • to what extent has equality been achieved inside and outside of work
  • how diversity adds value to any organisation
  • what leaders can do to promote fairness for all
  • how to deal with equality issues that arise within your team
  • adopting a zero-tolerance approach to harassment and bullying
  • creating an equality friendly environment and culture

Achieving pay equality

Despite half a century of equal pay legislation pay gaps still exist. it is worth investigating how this has arisen. There have been several high profile legal cases and it is worth taking on board the lessons from these. We also consider other protected characterstics and how these compare on pay equality

By attending this course students will learn about:

  • why gender pay gaps still exist, their causes and what to do about them
  • pay secrecy and transparency
  • introducing family-friendly policies
  • dealing with pay equality queries and cases
  • pay audits for gender and other disparities

Understanding equality law

We experience many requsets for a general explanation of the legal requirements of equality legislation on a short course that can be of use to line managers and hr managers in their everyday dealings.

To meet this demand we have produced this introduction to the law.

There have been many decades of equality legislation in the UK , much of this was combined into a single act in 2010.

This is now the focal point for equality considerations within the workplace. We devote a proportion of our course to this but we also consider the other items of statute and case law.

On this course students will learn about

  • protected characteristics
  • types of discrimination
  • exemptions and defences
  • compliance and duties under law
  • reasonable adjustments
  • other legislation

Eiminating sexual harassment

Recently there has been a hurricaine of negative stories about various forms of sexual harassment and misconduct by individuals. This extends to the workplace and it is incumbent upon every organisation to inform every employee of the rules and then enforce them

By attending our course students will learn about:

  • the extent of the problem: facts and experience
  • what counts as harassment and what doesn't.
  • how to determine if there is a problem within your organisation
  • how to investigate complaints
  • how to make changes to the culture and environment

Promoting race equality

Despite many decades of legislation designed to promote racial equality in the UK, a number of inequalities still exist and these have social, economic and other consequences. Unfortunately, there is still race harassment taking place within the workplace and it is incumbent on everybody to work together to eradicate it

On this course students will learn about

  • some experiences and the extent of the problem 
  • individual and institutional racism
  • unconcious bias and how to counter it
  • positive moves for employers that make a real difference
  • dealing with complaints

Becoming disability positive

Many more people than is commonly recognised are dealing with a disability and yet still face barriers to entering employment and then encounter further obstacles within employment. With a change in attitude we can all make a difference and people with disabilities can take their rightful place at work and in society.

By coming on this course students will learn about

  • the invisability of much disability
  • the medical versus social model of disability
  • making the workplace disability friendly
  • reasonable adjustments under the law
  • external agencies and the help they can offer
  • getting the workforce on board