The specialist partnership and employment law firm Fox & Partners has announced the launch of Equality and Diversity Training for employers.
Following demand from the firm’s clients, the firm has developed a 90-minute course for up to 30 employees from the same company, covering the key issues that will help companies promote equality and diversity, and reduce the occurrence of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The training is interactive, meaning all delegates will have the chance to engage and improve their individual knowledge and understanding of the relevant issues and how to address them. It is delivered by specialist solicitors who can answer participants’ queries on discrimination law and its application in their working environment.
Tailored to the client’s existing equality policy, the course ensures that staff gain an understanding of what is and is not acceptable behaviour in the workplace, and of the potential legal, personal and career consequences of not complying with the law and their employer’s policies and to equip staff with the tools they need to understand their responsibilities and avert discrimination.
Commenting on the launch, partner Ivor Adair said: “In the current climate, many switched on companies want to be sure that they are doing their utmost to develop a more inclusive culture, and this training helps deliver that, leading ultimately to a happier and more profitable workplace.”
Senior Associate, Shoshana Bacall, who has developed the training said that “It also gives employers powerful evidence that their organisation has taken all reasonable steps to prevent discrimination in the workplace – not only should this reduce instances of discrimination, but this can provide a defence if things go wrong and a claim is brought.”