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    Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

    Welcome to this module on Equality and Diversity in the Workplace. Here you will learn about our Company's commitment to equality, and the steps you should take to prevent discrimination and harassment in various aspects of our business, including recruitment, training and promotion opportunities. Although you may feel that you treat people equally, sometimes your actions might be perceived differently by others, and lead them to feel uncomfortable or discriminated against. Learn how you can avoid discrimination in the workplace. [Duration: 30 min]

    Learning Objectives

    • Appreciate the value of diversity
    • Describe the protected characteristics and types of discrimination under the Equality Act
    • Explain what harassment is and how it can arise in the workplace
    • Recognise your responsibility to prevent discrimination and harassment
    • Express how you can avoid discriminating and harassing behaviour in the workplace

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    Course Contents

    • Welcome
    • Do you stereotype?
    • Value of diversity
    • Benefits of diversity
    • The Equality Act 2010
    • The nine protected characteristics
    • Types of discrimination
    • Direct discrimination
    • Indirect discrimination
    • Harassment
    • Victimisation
    • You make the call: Is it discrimination?
    • The three characteristics of harassment
    • You make the call: Is it harassment?
    • Standards of conduct
    • You make the call: Standards of conduct
    • Reporting concerns
    • Summary
    • Affirmation
    • Assessment


    Duration Approximately 30 minutes
    Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
    Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
    Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
    Assessment Ten-question assessment
    Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
    Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
    Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
    Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
    Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
    Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary


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