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Equal Opportunities Training

If you find yourself facing a discrimination claim, one of the first things the employment tribunal will check is if you have an equal opportunity policy in place, and whether your managers are adequately trained to enforce it.

Under the Equality Act 2010, if an employee’s behaviour is found to be discriminatory, your company could be held liable for failing to prevent this discrimination occurring. Particularly if you cannot demonstrate that you have trained your managers in respect of equal opportunities issues.

In such circumstances, you are unlikely to persuade a tribunal that you have taken reasonable steps to prevent discrimination in the workplace.

Given that damages in such cases are unlimited, all employers should be concerned about the ramifications of failing to provide training to their managers in this area.

Linder Myers’ specialist employment team has come up with a solution. We can offer fixed price training at discounted rates starting from £750 +VAT*. 

The training will explore discrimination from recruitment to dismissal, and everything in between. It will cover all of the protected characteristics, including:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or Belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

The training session will usually last half a day, and will include real-life examples and case studies.

For more information or to book a training course, please contact Linder Myers today on 0161 837 6807 or email alan.lewis@lindermyers.co.uk

Contact our employment team

*Price correct as of March 2016

 

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