Equality and Diversity
What’s It About?
Equality means treating everyone with fairness and respect and recognising the needs of individuals.
This equality and diversity course provides your employees with an introduction to the Equality Act 2010. It covers each of the protected characteristics so that they can understand more about each characteristic. The course also includes how they can avoid discrimination through their words and actions.
It looks at the type of behaviour that is prohibited by the Equality Act. The aim is to help your employees to promote a fairer, more tolerant and more diverse working environment.
Who Should Attend?
The course is suitable for all levels of employees including managers, supervisors, team leaders and heads of department.
It is ideal for both full time and part-time staff especially as everyone in the workplace has a responsibility for supporting equality and diversity.
Why’s It Important?
Fairness in the workplace is a vital part of a successful business. As an employer, you are legally required to adhere to certain practices that ensure discrimination is eliminated and expectations of equality are always met in your workplace.
Everyone who comes into contact with your business must be treated equally; they must be given the same set of opportunities regardless of their race, age, gender, sexuality, disability, culture or anything else that might be discriminated against.
Equality is all about promoting and fostering everybody’s right to be different, about being free from discrimination, valued as an individual and having choice and dignity with a right to their own beliefs and values.
What Will You Gain?
By attending this equality and diversity course, your employees will understand their legal responsibilities under the Equality Act. The course will teach your employees what is meant by discrimination.
On returning to the workplace, they will appreciate that everyone they come into contact with at work must be treated equally. They will also know how to avoid discrimination through their words and actions.
In addition, having a team that understands the importance of equality and avoids discrimination will help ensure you always attract, motivate and retain staff. It will enhance your organisation’s reputation as an employer.