Sexual Discrimination Awareness Training

Sex discrimination in the workplace has been unlawful for more than four decades. However, it continues to be an issue, and sexual harassment and pregnancy and maternity discrimination remain serious problems. Women are much more likely than men to be subject to sexual harassment at work. 2017 research suggests that four in ten women had experienced some form of unwanted sexual behaviour in the workplace. Around one in nine mothers (11%) reported that they were either dismissed, made compulsorily redundant (where others in their workplace were not), or treated so poorly they felt they had to leave their job. The gender pay gap in the UK currently stands at 17.3%: If not addressed, this gap not only disadvantages individuals but means employers miss out on a wealth of talent as they risk their reputation as a fair and inclusive employer. Gender pay gap reporting has brought transparency to workplace gender equality issues that need addressing, but it’s the action that follows that makes the real difference.

Diversify’s Sex discrimination in the workplace workshop covers the following topics:

 

  • How to take positive steps to ensure that women are paid and treated equally in the workplace and demonstrate a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of discrimination and harassment.

 

  • How to train managers to manage people effectively – this includes the importance of leading by example, proactively tackling conflict or inappropriate behaviour, how to take formal disciplinary action.

 

  • Interrogate your staff data to identify barriers in career progression and ‘cliff edges’ where employees leave and address this.

  • How to improve workplace flexibility for men and women by designing more flexible jobs and training of line managers to manage workers.

 

  • Review of policies on flexible working and parental and carers leave.

 

  • How to encourage a culture where people feel comfortable and confident to request paternity leave and shared parental leave.

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    We are a non-profit organisation that challenges perceptions by providing social inclusion workshops. Created by those affected by these issues our workshops provide real, experience-led sessions that will educate the public.

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