Sex and gender discrimination
Sex discrimination courses and support
Preventing discrimination on the basis of sex (formerly called in the legislation gender) improves the chances of an organisation recruiting the best person for the job and getting the best performance from all those who work for you.
The Equality Act 2010 says a lot about sex, underlining that for many organisations sex discrimination remains a major issue not least because for many it is the most likely form of discrimination they will experience in Britain today.
Sex discrimination can be direct – treating somebody less favourably on the grounds of their sex – or indirect – applying an apparently general rule which in practice disadvantages one sex and which cannot be justified. It includes the way you recruit, train, promote and dismiss people. Women and men are also entitled to equal pay and conditions for work of equal value.
The legislation encourages organisations to address discrimination, promote positive attitudes and act in a proactive manner.
Equal and Diverse offers a range of support facilities to organisations desiring to address sex discrimination, from assistance in the development of your policies and action plans, assessing the impact of policy and practice change, to training courses which can include, amongst others issues:
• Raising awareness of the new sex elements within the Equality Act 2010
• The nature of sex discrimination in the workplace and for customer service
• The role of Equality Impact Assessment.
• Practical guidance on reducing harassment and promoting good practice.