In the recent case of Allay –v- Gehlen, an employer’s defence against a race discrimination claim failed because it was found that its equality training that it had offered to its employees was stale and required refreshing.
This is why Equality and Diversity training on a sustained and repeated basis is necessary for employers to deliver. Policies and a ‘tick box’ approach to Equality and Diversity will not be enough to avoid any blame for discrimination falling on an organisation. Each organisation needs to demonstrate that they have created a non-discriminative organisational culture that is “lived and breathed” by everyone.
Join Darwin Gray for this refresher course on the principles of protecting Equality and Diversity in the workplace, and avoiding Harassment claims, particularly given that one effect of COVID-19 is that discrimination claims against employers are on the rise.