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How to Avoid Discrimination, Victimisation, Harassment and Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Raise your knowledge of the latest laws and best practice for avoiding and, where necessary, managing these sensitive issues within the workplace.

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Course overview

With court cases never out of the news these days, the #metoo movement has raised awareness of these issues to another level. The HR team needs to be fully aware of what signs to look out for to identify issues, how to prevent the wrong culture from being established in their business, and what to do if instances arise.

This course will not only look at the legal implications of dealing with complaints and workplace issues but will also equip you with a very practical perspective on how to manage them when they do arise and how to take steps to avoid them arising in the first place.

The expert trainer will also give you all the information you will need on the latest government guidelines and how to ensure your relevant policies and practices are up to date and in line with best practice.

Finally, we will consider how unconscious bias can be recognised and eliminated from all areas of an employee’s life cycle and give HR specialists the knowledge they need to coach line managers to avoid these issues from recruitment through to termination.

Benefits of attending

By attending this programme, you will be able to:

  • Boost your knowledge of the different types of discrimination
  • Identify the legal principles related to discrimination law
  • Recognise the potential hotspots throughout the employment process
  • Understand your liability as the employer and/or as the line manager
  • Get to grips with the latest government guidelines and codes of practice
  • Be confident in dealing with issues as they arise
  • Appreciate the differences between bullying and harassment
  • Consider unconscious bias and understand how to avoid it
  • Realise what the consequences can be if a situation isn’t handled correctly
  • Learn from the latest case law examples
  • Apply essential policies and procedures in your workplace

Who should attend?

All HR advisors and specialists from business partners to HR directors will find this a highly useful day, including:
  • HR managers and directors
  • HR business partners
  • HR specialists
  • HR controllers
  • HR advisors
  • HR officers and other HR professionals

This course is also applicable to line managers and directors of SMEs who need to fully understand their responsibilities and the implications of the law in this people management area.

Programme

An overview of the Equality Act 2010 and its scope in relation to employees at work

Identifying types of discrimination using case law examples

Understanding the protected characteristics using case law examples

Reviewing potential hotspots

Understanding and avoiding unconscious bias

What about bullying?

Can there ever be positive or justifiable discrimination?

Essential policies and procedures

How to practically manage complaints

What to do if the individual does not want to raise a formal complaint?

Government guidelines and codes of practice

Avoidance is better than cure

Presenter

Toni Trevett (More...)

Toni Trevett is a director of CompleteHR Ltd, an HR consultant, and a coach, mediator and trainer specialising in HR/people management skills, employment law, management development and personal development. She has experience of working with a variety of large and small organisations and has considerable experience of work in both the public and private sector. Clients include British American Tobacco, Schlumberger, Stihl, Shell, The Telegraph, Dairy Crest, Bywaters, NATS the ACCA, AAT and many more.

She was formerly a human resources director within the BAA plc group. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a member with over 20 years standing of the Employment Tribunal judiciary, hearing cases in London and the South East. In addition to her training work she conducts investigations and hearings for clients on disciplinary, grievance, discrimination, harassment and bullying issues and is also a workplace mediator.

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Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for 3 hours for your CPD records.
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Public course dates

We can deliver and customise this course for any number of attendees, at your location or online. But if you have fewer colleagues, this course is running publically on:

  • 18 Jan 2022
  • 11 Apr 2022
  • 4 Jul 2022
  • 17 Oct 2022

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Previous customers include...

  • The CHIRP Charitable Trust

Very useful. [We were hoping to gain] awareness of the key elements of Bullying, Harassment, Discrimination and Victimisation legislation and practices. We achieved this very well thanks to Toni's flexibility in how the webinar was delivered.

Steve Forward, Director Aviation, The CHIRP Charitable Trust, Oct 21