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Employer Training Programme


What you need to know

 
Employer Training Programme   Employer training sessions for May - June 2021.

•  New webinars now available 
•  Convenient online sessions
•  FREE & can be credited to CPD


Register Now - select a webinar topic below and click "Book Now"
 

With our employer training programme currently suspended due to the ongoing pandemic, we are now be providing a number of training sessions as online webinars. These will focus on a number of important equality issues for employers and will expand to cover additional topics over the coming months.

Paul Oakes, Manager of the Equality Commission's Advisory Services Team said, "We are looking forward to delivering these new webinars which are aimed at both the private and public sectors. Equality considerations apply to employers of all sizes and it's important that they know their responsibilities and rights, to safeguard their business, staff and customers by complying with the law."


Please note: These webinars are based on Northern Ireland equality law and are therefore of relevance, primarily, to employers and service-providers who employ staff in Northern Ireland or who provide services there.

Webinar 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 particular requirements of Northern Ireland's fair employment legislation.

Webinar overview:

 

  • The role and function of the Equality Commission
  • Introduction to anti-discrimination legislation in NI
  • Definitions of discrimination
  • The reasonable adjustment duty
  • Fair Employment Treatment Order (FETO)
  • Good practice

Please note: We recommend this course first if you are new to equality. It provides an overview of anti-discrimination law which is beneficial before you undertake other sessions. 
 
  Law and best practice
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER

Thurs 6 May, 11am - 11:45am
Wed 3 June, 11am - 11:45am

 

Online Webinar
Online Webinar

 



BOOK NOW
 

*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
  • Developing an effective policy and procedure
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • Practical examination of key aspects of the recruitment and selection process (including job documentation and reasonable adjustments)
  • Case law
  • Good practice
 
  Law and best practice
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
       
  Tues 18 May, 11am - 12:30pm Online Webinar BOOK NOW
  Tues 25 May, 11am - 12:30pm
Wed 2 June, 1pm - 2:30pm
Wed 16 June, 11am - 12:30pm
Wed 22 June, 1pm - 1:30pm

 
Online Webinar
Online Webinar
Online Webinar
Online Webinar

 
BOOK NOW
BOOK NOW
BOOK NOW
BOOK NOW

 
*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
 

Flexible working

FLEXIBLE WORKING

This webinar will examine the concept of flexible working in its broadest sense. It will examine this relationship in terms of the law and also provide recommendations for employers in respect of good practice.

Webinar overview:

 

  • What is meant by the term flexible working?
  • The business benefits of flexible working
  • Flexible working, its relationship to equality law & employment law in Northern Ireland
  • Promoting Good Practice 
     
  Managing your staff
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
 


Wed 19 May, 11am - 11:45am
Tues 22 June, 11am - 1:45am

 


Online Webinar
Online Webinar

 


BOOK NOW
BOOK NOW

 


*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 harassment and bullying at work

MANAGING HARASSMENT AND BULLYING AT WORK - PROMOTING AN INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE

This webinar will examine the types of behaviour that can constitute harassment and bullying and the impact of these behaviours in the workplace. It will highlight the legal position in relation to harassment and bullying as well as issues liability, and what actions employers can take to promote diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Webinar overview:

 

  • Types of harassment
  • Harassment behaviours
  • Differences between bullying and harassment
  • Legal context
  • Nature and consequences of workplace harassment
  • Developing effective policies and procedures
  • Building an inclusive workplace
  • Equality Commission workplace research 2019

 



 
Law and best practice
Managing your staff
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
       
  Wed 26 May, 11am - 11:45am Online Webinar
  BOOK NOW
  Wed 23 June, 11am - 11:45am Online Webinar   BOOK NOW
       

*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 age equality: what can employers do?

PROMOTING AGE EQUALITY: WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS DO? 
 

This seminar is designed to give employers an awareness of age discrimination in the workplace and explores some of the key issues in relation to recruiting and retaining employees. .

Webinar overview:
 

  • Scope of the legislation
  • Types of Discrimination
  • Objective Justification
  • Recruitment
  • Benefits based on length of service
  • Retirement
  • Redundancy
  • Good practice recommendations
     

 

 
 
  DATE TIME REGISTER
 
Wed 5 May, 11am - 11:45am
Wed 2 June, 11am - 11:45am
Wed 16 June, 1pm - 1:45pm

 

Online Webinar
Online Webinar
Online Webinar

 


BOOK NOW
BOOK NOW

 
 

Promoting equality in employment for people with disabilities

PROMOTING EQUALITY IN EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

This webinar will examine how employers can promote equality and employment for disabled people with an emphasis on the reasonable adjustment duty.

Webinar overview:
 

  • Barriers to recruitment and retention of those with disabilities
  • Effective strategies to reduce and minimise these barriers
  • Types of discrimination
  • The reasonable adjustment duty
  • Reasonable adjustment examples
  • Positive action
     
  Law and best pratice
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
       
  Wed 12 May, 11am - 11:45am
Wed 9 June, 11am - 11:45am

 
Online Webinar
Online Webinar

 

BOOK NOW
 
*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
 

The disability reasonable adjustment duty in the recruitment and selection process

THE DISABILITY REASONABLE ADJUSTMENT DUTY IN THE RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS
 

This webinar will examine 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 (DDA) 1995.


Webinar Overview

 

  • The requirements of the reasonable adjustment duty in the DDA
  • The importance of the duty to promoting equality in employment for disabled people
  • How to develop an action plan to facilitate compliance with the duty and promote good practice

 

 

  Law and best practice
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
 
Wed 12 May, 1pm - 1:45am
Thurs 10 June, 1pm - 1:45pm

 

Online Webinar
Online Webinar

 



BOOK NOW
 

*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 Equality in access to goods, facilities and services – a focus on disability legislation

PROMOTING EQUALITY IN ACCESS TO TO GOODS, FACILITIES AND SERVICES - A FOCUS ON DISABILITY LEGISLATION

This webinar will help service providers (shops restaurants, public bodies etc) to identify the business case and barriers for disabled people accessing everyday services, understand the equality legislation as it applies  and good practice such as Every Customer Counts . This seminar will include a video featuring disabled people discussing the barriers in Northern Ireland.


Webinar Overview
 

  • Business case for promoting equality for people with disabilities accessing services
  • Barriers for people with disabled people accessing services
  • Equality Legislation as it applies to Goods, facilities and services with an emphasis on disability legislation
  • Good Practice including considering COVID 19 and utilising the Every Customer Counts Charter
 
 
 
  DATE LOCATION REGISTER
 
Wed 28 April, 1pm - 1:45pm

Online  Webinar

 
       

 

 

Promoting equality of opportunity for employees with mental ill health - The Disability Discrimination Act

PROMOTING EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYEES WITH MENTAL ILL HEALTH - THE DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT

This webinar will examine the responsibilities placed on employers under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, such as complying with the reasonable adjustments duty.  It will encourage employers to review their employment policies and procedures and examine how to implement good practice/positive action measures which are permissible under the law.

Webinar overview:

 

  • The legal, human and business case for healthy workplaces
  • Managing mental health successfully
  • The Reasonable adjustment duty and examples
  • Positive action
  • The Mental Health Charter

 

  Managing your staff
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
 
Thurs 27 May, 11am - 11:45am
Thurs 24 June, 11 am - 11:45am

 

Online Webinar
Online Webinar

 

BOOK NOW
BOOK NOW

 
*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 Equality in Employment for Women Affected by the Menopause - NEW

PROMOTING EQUALITY IN EMPLOYMENT FOR WOMEN AFFECTED BY MENOPAUSE

This webinar is being hosted by ICTU , the Labour Relations Agency and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland to introduce you to our new guide on Promoting Equality in Employment for Women Affected by Menopause. In this webinar we will:
 

  • Introduce the guidance and outline the findings of the ICTU survey on menopause and work
  • Outline steps that employers should take to fairly manage women experiencing symptoms of menopause
  • Set out the equality law implications in Northern Ireland and lessons from case law
 
 
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
       
  Thurs 10 June; 10:30am-11:30am
 
Online Webinar BOOK NOW
*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
 

Public Sector: An introduction to the Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act

PUBLIC SECTOR: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE S75 OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND ACT 1998
 

This webinar is an introductory session for those new to Section 75. It provides an overview of the key concepts and examines the role played by S75 in informing the development of public policy.

Webinar Overview

 
  • Equality mainstreaming and its relationship to other equality legislation in Northern Ireland
  • The origin of Section 75
  • The duties placed on public authorities by Section 75
  • How the duties relate to the making of public policy
  • The public authority and individual’s role in complying with the duties.

 

 

  Law and best practice
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
 
Tues 11 May, 11am - 11:45am
 

Online Webinar
 


 
*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
 

Fair employment monitoring workshops

MONITORING WORKSHOPS

These session will advise employers on how to comply with their legislative duty to collate and retain monitoring information for inclusion in the annual monitoring return.

Session overview:
 

  • Discuss completion of the annual monitoring return
  • Address employer queries


Workshops are limited to 6 places, book now to avoid disappointment.
 

   
 
 
  DATE / TIME LOCATION REGISTER
       
  Tues 11 May; 10am - 11:30am Online webinar BOOK NOW
  Tues 8 June; 10am - 11:30am Online webinar BOOK NOW
       
       
*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
 
 



QUESTIONS?
Please contact the employer training team on 028 90 890 888 or email edtraining@equalityni.org

 

 
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