Do you need to provide Discrimination Training? If so, this complete package is exactly what you are looking for. Whether you are looking to provide Discrimination Training for compliance purposes, to nurture employee relationships, or to reduce friction with your workforce, this training will teach your trainees the ins and outs. Several important concepts are taught in this training kit:
- What is the definition of discrimination? (An easy definition is when you someone is singled out for unfair treatment because of who we are, what color we are, what our sexual orientation is, what country we came from, etc)
- Discrimination is not only bad for employees and bad for your business, but it is also illegal and taking steps to reduce and control it are critical to a successful venture
- What are the different forms of discrimination? (Some examples are age, gender, religious beliefs, etc)
- What is the name of the law that made discrimination illegal? (the 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed unjust and prejudicial treatment of job applicants and employees based on their sex, race, religion or national origin)
- What are other laws that have been passed regarding discrimination? (the Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age for workers over 40, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against certain disabled individuals and requires employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for them in their facilities. the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) prohibits discrimination against workers who must take care of family or their own medical needs, and requires employers to allow them time off to do so)
- Is harassment the same thing as discrimination? How are they similar and how do they differ? (An example of harassment which is also discrimination is when a person teases, insults or otherwise abuses another because of their gender, race, color, religion or other “protected attribute”, that is against the law)
- What governmental agency enforces the discrimination laws? (discrimination and harassment laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC as it is commonly referred to. Also, States, Counties and Cities can have their own anti-discrimination laws that they oversee)
- Best practice is that every employer, regardless of size, should have an anti-discrimination policy that clearly states discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated and also defines the types of behaviors that are considered to violate their policy
- The employers written policy should establish procedures for reporting potentially discriminatory behavior, prevent retaliation of reporting that behavior, the procedure to investigate any complaints of discrimination, and a policy on how to resolve these situations fairly
- What are some subtle forms of discrimination that might occur? (examples include managers who make decisions based on personal prejudice instead of fair unbiased assessment of an employee’s work performance, an employer who gives benefits to employees on an unequal basis to different workers, an employer not allowing an employee to dress or groom themselves in accordance with their religious beliefs). While these are examples, each scenario must be carefully considered to protect both the employee and the employer
- What is “disparate impact” as it relates to workplace discrimination?
- What are the reporting requirements for an employee who suspects discriminatory behavior in the workplace?
- and much more….
Providing Discrimination Training to your group is an important part of any employee training regimen. It allows the employer to maintain legal compliance under the law, and gives employees the tools they need to get along better as a healthy group. This complete training package includes the video, a trainee quiz, answer sheet, and Training Completion Certificate. This training comes on a USB stick or on a DVD.