Why invest in anti-harassment and discrimination training?
Harassment and discrimination can take many forms, from bullying and conflict that creates an uncomfortable and exclusionary working environment, to treating staff in a prejudiced and unreasonable way that hamstrings their ability to professionally progress. Combating it is not only a moral priority for your business, but a legal one; harassment and discrimination are illegal under the Equality Act 2010 and European legislation.
For every instance of bullying and harassment raised in your organisation, there are likely to be many more that have gone unreported. It is critical that your staff understand the types of behaviour which are unacceptable in the workplace – anti-discrimination and harassment training ensures this.
Responding to individual incidents can only go so far. It is only when the company takes a firm, clear, and holistic position on destructive behaviours that progress can be made, and inclusive cultures built. Developing more inclusive behaviours and attitudes through anti-harassment and discrimination training will promote positive practices in your workplace, and drive innovation right across your organisation.