Online Discrimination Training

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    What is Discrimination Training?

    Discrimination training is a training course where an individual learns to differentiate and respond differently to two or more stimuli. In simple terms, it means teaching someone to "tell the difference" between things based on some criterion.

    Discrimination Training

    Discrimination training is more important than ever, as organizations become increasingly aware of the damaging consequences of not having a strong anti-discrimination and harassment training program that reaches all employees, in all locations.

    Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms – obvious and subtle – all of which can be detrimental and illegal. Making employment decisions, such as whether to hire, promote or fire someone on the basis of their race, disability, sex, age and other categories, is prohibited under the laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

    These laws also protect employees from retaliation, which remains the most frequent discrimination complaint filed with the EEOC. Retaliation occurs when a manager takes an adverse action against an employee, who files a complaint of discrimination or participates in an investigation of discrimination or harassment.

    Whether intentional or not, discrimination causes problems for everyone involved, so it’s essential that all employees and managers understand their responsibility to speak up when they see unfair treatment, and contribute to a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

    A well-designed discrimination training program can help drive positive, inclusive behavior and reinforce the message that preventing discrimination and harassment and ensuring equal  opportunities is a strategic priority.

    Effective discrimination training should raise awareness of:

    • The different forms of discrimination  
    • How and when workplace discrimination can occur
    • The consequences of violating anti-discrimination laws
    • What employees and managers can do to prevent workplace discrimination
    • Your anti-discrimination policy and procedures