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
Workplace Discrimination Training Course
Traliant’s comprehensive Preventing Discrimination and Harassment course contains a complete episode dedicated specifically to Discrimination. The other episodes in the course cover Sexual Harassment, Diversity & Inclusion and Bystander Intervention. The training is available in three versions for:
- Employees (30 min.)
- Managers (60 min.)
- CA/CT Managers (meets the two-hour requirement)
Interactivity is woven throughout the training to test employees’ understanding of the common ways discrimination occurs in the workplace, and their responsibility to report concerns and instances of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Through Netflix-style videos, quizzes, learn-by-doing exercises and engagement points, employees encounter realistic situations that illustrate how decisions and assumptions can lead to unlawful discrimination claims. The training also clarifies and reinforces your organization’s anti-discrimination and harassment policy and procedures.
The Traliant Difference
We believe that Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training is too important to be boring. That’s why Traliant’s online compliance training uses the power of storytelling and proven eLearning strategies to create an agile learning environment that is conducive to raising awareness and changing behavior.
What Our Customers are Saying
“When searching for discrimination training for our employees, we wanted something that was up to date, got the message across without a lot of legalese and was not too costly. Traliant offered all of that and more! Our employees enjoyed the video enactments and the leadership staff was focused and participated in the interactive portion.”
-Cynthia Y. Wright, Manager, Human Resources, Building Detroit
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