Did you know that the right to ‘fair treatment’ is not only a fundamental belief in society but is also expressed in the law? This includes how you treat others in the workplace. You should also know that, under the law, whether unlawful discrimination is intended is irrelevant. Even unintentional discrimination breaks the law.
Written in partnership with leading law firm Lander & Rogers, the course outlines the behaviours that constitute unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and what workers should do if they are exposed to these behaviours. It also offers guidance on legal obligations, as well as ways to support a culture that is fair, equitable and free from discrimination.
The content is presented in a traditional elearning format and features written scenarios to contextualise behaviour that shows unlawful discrimination and harassment.
The course is responsive – providing an optimal user experience on smartphone, tablet and desktop computer.
This course covers:
- what constitutes or doesn’t constitute unlawful discrimination in the workplace
- legislation and regulatory bodies concerned with discrimination and harassment
- personal characteristics that are protected from discrimination
- getting help and lodging complaints.
On completing this course, learners should be able to:
- explain why workplace decisions and actions should be based on merit, and not any protected attribute
- list protected attributes in relation to discrimination in the workplace
- distinguish between lawful and unlawful discrimination
- distinguish between direct and indirect discrimination
- describe their rights and responsibilities in relation to equal opportunity in the workplace
- identify the benefits of equal opportunity in the workplace.
By implementing this course your organisation can:
- minimise the risks associated with unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace
- deliver comprehensive and cost-effective discrimination and harassment training to a wide range of workers
- foster a fair and equitable workplace culture that doesn’t tolerate discrimination and harassment.
The content contained in this course is suitable for:
- public- and private-sector workers
- workers at all levels of an organisation.
his course should take about 20 minutes to complete.