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Discrimination and Harassment Training

Discrimination and Harassment training is for all employees and managers, covering the essential knowledge needed to help your employees understand, recognise and prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

LEGAL FOCUS: Why should we do this training?

Taking adequate measures to prevent discrimination and harassment, and refreshing these measures at least annually, can prevent employers being sued for vicarious liability. Vicarious liability arises when one employee discriminates against or harasses another – the victim can bring a claim against the harasser AND the employer. The employer will be better able to defend the claim if it can show that it took reasonable steps to prevent discrimination or harassment happening. This training is ONE OF THOSE STEPS.

Overview of the myHRdept Discrimination and Harassment training

Almost a quarter of all workers have claimed that they’ve experienced bullying or harassment at work, which has adversely affected their performance and created a negative working environment. The most effective method for preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace is to raise staff awareness so your employees and managers are equipped to challenge inappropriate behaviour as it occurs. The myHRdept discrimination and harassment training will give your employees the confidence to recognise discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation in the workplace. Attendees will learn how to report any instances to their line manager appropriately, and also know how to work with their colleagues to promote a positive environment that prevents harassment from occurring.

  • Did you know that claims for discrimination are uncapped with six and seven figure sums having been awarded in the last few years?
  • Did you know that employers can be legally ‘vicariously liable’ for harassment and discrimination, whether or not they knew of it?

Employers who can show that they have taken “all reasonable steps” to avoid discrimination (including through appropriate training on equality issues) may be able to use this statutory defence against certain discrimination claims arising from the act of their employees.

By raising staff awareness employers can help stop minor episodes of bullying, discrimination and harassment escalating into more serious matters. Better awareness will also help employers defend vicarious liability. Through better awareness, incidences of harassment can be reduced, employees are better protected, and trust, loyalty and retention improved. Most importantly, if better awareness prevents just one person from suffering at the hands of another, it may be the best training investment an employer will ever make.

Delivery of Training

Tutors (across the programme) include practicing HR staff with substantial experience of supporting people-managers, an ex-Coca-Cola HR Director and a fully qualified HR solicitor.

Our preferred method of delivery is 1 X in-person half day workshops with 6 – 10 attendees.

Workshops take place at our offices in Marlow, or client premises.


Non myHRdept / JCHR clients: £1,500 + vat (£150 – £250 per head per session depending on numbers)

myHRdept /JCHR retained clients:25% discount. Available HR package support hours can be also be redeemed – 2.5 hours per attendee.

Maximum attendees

For maximum learning modules are limited to 10 attendees.

How to book?

Email enquiries@myHRdept, or call 01628 820515.

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