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Employer Training Programme


What you need to know

 
Employer Training Programme   Our next employer training sessions will run from April - June 2019:

•  FREE & can be credited to CIPD
•  Convenient short sessions
•  At Belfast and Craigavon
•  Register online now (select topic, click 'book now')


 

  Training topics:

Introduction to understanding equality in the workplace

INTRODUCTION TO UNDERSTANDING EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE


Basic – for beginners in employment equality
This seminar is designed to give employers an awareness of the principal anti-discrimination laws and explores the concepts of direct and indirect discrimination.  It also looks at the reasonable adjustment duty as well as the particular requirements of Northern Ireland's fair employment legislation.

Session overview:
 

  • The role and function of the Equality Commission
  • Introduction to anti-discrimination legislation in NI
  • Definitions of discrimination
  • Guidance on best practice

Please note: We recommend that you attend this course first if you are new to equality. It provides an overview of anti-discrimination law which is beneficial before you attend any of our other courses. 
 
 
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
 To be confirmed...  

 

*You can request to be on our reserve list. We will notify you of any cancellations and can run additional sessions if there is sufficient demand
 

Recruiting Fairly

RECRUITING FAIRLY 

Systematic, fair and objective recruitment and selection procedures increase the likelihood that the most suitable persons will be appointed and significantly reduce the possibility that unlawful discrimination will occur. This session looks in detail at the various aspects of the recruitment and selection process and aims to provide employers with practical guidance and support.

Session overview:
 

  • Recruitment and selection and the law
  • Practical examination of key aspects of the recruitment and selection process (including job documentation and reasonable adjustments)
  • Equality codes of practice and up to date case law

 

 
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
       
  To be confirmed...    
       
*You can request to be on our reserve list. We will notify you of any cancellations and can run additional sessions if there is sufficient demand
 

Managing workplace harassment

MANAGING WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

This session examines the types of behaviour that is likely to constitute harassment and the impact of these behaviours in the workplace. It highlights the legal position in relation to harassment, and touches briefly on the key differences between workplace harassment and bullying. The session also looks at issues of liability - both organisational and individual, and at the reasonable steps defence in relation to harassment complaints.

Session overview:
 

  • Definitions
  • Types of harassment
  • Nature and consequences of workplace harassment
  • Legal context

 



 
 
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
       
  To be confirmed...    
       
       

*You can request to be on our reserve list. We will notify you of any cancellations and can run additional sessions if there is sufficient demand

 

Promoting disability equality in the workplace

PROMOTING DISABILITY EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE

This session will look at the management of disability in the workplace with a particular emphasis on the reasonable adjustment duty and promotion of equality of opportunity for disabled applicants and employees. It is aimed at employers who already have a knowledge of the key provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, including the definition and other types of disability discrimination.

Session overview:
 

  • The reasonable adjustment duty
  • Promoting equality of opportunity for disabled applicants and employees
  • Case studies from Equality Commission decisions and settlements
     
   
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
       
  To be confirmed...
 
   

*You can request to be on our reserve list. We will notify you of any cancellations and can run additional sessions if there is sufficient demand
 

Sex equality in the workplace

SEX EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE

This seminar will provide an overview of sex discrimination law, as it applies in Northern Ireland, focusing on key issues such as maternity/pregnancy discrimination, harassment, flexible working and the differences between equal pay and gender pay reporting.

Session overview:
 

  • Identifying  the appropriate policies and procedures to support people before, during and after maternity leave
  • Providing training and information on policies and procedures in relation to  harassment and sexual harassment
  • Overview of flexible working in relation to promoting equality of opportunity
  • Identifying the differences between equal pay and gender pay reporting
  • Positive action measures
  • Good practice examples
     
 
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
       
  To be confirmed...
 
   
 

Mental Health Charter Seminar

MENTAL HEALTH CHARTER SEMINAR

This seminar is for those who have signed up to the Mental Health Charter and for those who are interested in learning more about it. It will be an opportunity to share useful tips, resources, advice and knowledge, and will look at how to implement action measures and best practice in the workplace.

Session overview:

 

  • Do you know how to intervene early when employees are struggling?
  • What preventative measures are you taking to protect the mental health of your workforce?
  • Have you reviewed your employment policies and procedures  for mental ill health?
  • We will identify and provide sources of information and support regarding mental ill health.
 
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
 

To be confirmed...

 


 


* You can register to be on our reserve list. We will notify you of any cancellations and can run additional sessions if there is sufficient demand.
 
 



QUESTIONS?
Please contact Frances on 028 90 500 650 or email edtraining@equalityni.org

 

 
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