Equal Opportunities Awareness and Dignity at Work

Equal Opportunities plays a significant part in the workplace and affects decision making across a range of employment policies procedures and practices. Failure to adhere to good equal opportunities practice can lead to poor employment relations, costly claims and damage to business reputation.

This one-day course is particularly relevant for Human Resource personnel and all levels of management. It will explain the complex equality legislation in detail including liability for discrimination. The training will consider positive steps that organisations and managers can take to prevent discrimination occurring. The training with give attendees a clear understanding of bullying and harassment and how to handle informal and formal complaints relating to both.

Course content

  • A review of all the equality legislation relevant to Northern Ireland, types of discrimination and areas where discrimination can occur
  • Bullying and harassment: understanding its various forms and their similarities and differences
  • The impact of bullying and harassment on organisations and individuals
  • Liability for discrimination and the statutory defence to discrimination
  • Dealing effectively with complaints of discrimination, bullying and harassment in line with the LRA Code of Practice
  • Defending claims of discrimination and Employment Tribunal process and awards
  • Engaging positive strategies to prevent discriminatory practices and behaviour in the workplace

Training Courses

Employment Law Essentials
Employment Law Essentials for New Managers & HR Professionals

This one day course is ideal for team leaders, line managers and HR professionals who want to obtain a good working knowledge of employment law and essential management skills

Mock Tribunal Workshop
Mock Tribunal Workshop

This half day Workshop will be of benefit to all HR professionals and managers who regularly chair disciplinary and appeal hearings, grievances to include complaints of bullying and harassment

Recruitment Selection Training
Recruitment Selection and Interview Training

This half day course provides attendees with practical guidance on how to make the selection process more effective and how to avoid the pitfalls of bias and discrimination

Equal Opportunities Training
Equal Opportunities Awareness and Dignity at Work

This one-day course is particularly relevant for Human Resource personnel and all levels of management

Workplace Discipline Training
Managing Discipline

This half-day course is designed for those with responsibility for dealing with all levels of discipline

Absence Management Training
Managing Absence

This one-day course considers both legal and practical issues involved in dealing with absence in the workplace

Dealing with Trade Unions Training
Working effectively with Trade Unions

This highly practical (one-day half-day) course will benefit HR Specialists and managers who have not previously worked in a unionised environment

Performance Management Training
Performance Management

This half-day course is aimed at assisting those with responsibility for managing performance to do so effectively in order to minimise underperformance issues

Managing Redundancy Training
Managing Redundancy

This half-day course will provide a comprehensive awareness of how to identify the most suitable options for your business when facing a downturn in activity or a need to restructure

TUPE Training
Getting to grips with TUPE

This one-day course will simplify the principles of TUPE, and will enable you to decide on the best strategy and practice to ensure a successful outcome of the TUPE process for your business