Employees who are looking after someone who is elderly or disabled are now protected against direct discrimination or harrassment because of their caring responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010. Employers must therefore now ensure they do not discriminate against the three million carers in the workforce by treating them differently to other workers, or subjecting them to harassment.
This course is aimed at employers, including line managers and HR professionals, to explore how they can support and retain working carers within the context of the law. The materials are interactive and use case studies covering a range of scenarios. Exercises are designed to encourage discussion and shared learning, drawing from participants’ own experiences.
The course covers:
- Background to the Equality Act
- What the Act means in practice
- Implications for employers and carers
- Action Planning
Following the course participants will be able to:
- Understand the background to the Equality Act
- Ensure that they are not discriminaiting against carers in their workforce
- Develop an open and supportive workplace culture