Equality & Diversity in the Workplace is designed to raise awareness of the equality legislation that applies to all employees of national and international law firms.
introduces UK and international legislative and regulatory equality and diversity obligations;
examines the key legislation and demonstrates how these laws can affect the day-to-day life of an individual working in a law firm;
outlines the consequences of non-compliance to individuals and the firm;
emphasises the importance of all staff maintaining the highest standards of integrity in dealing with others in their work; and
tests what has been learnt using assessment and interactive scenarios based on the nine protected characteristics in the UK Equality Act 2010.
This course includes a full-video presentation offering a rich and engaging learning experience and a text-only version of the entire course.
Equality & Diversity in the Workplace was written collaboratively by the following five leading international law firms: Bird & Bird, Clyde & Co, DLA Piper, Irwin Mitchell and Hogan Lovells, in consultation with Tracey Calvert, Director of Oakalls Consultancy Limited.
Tracey worked for the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority for over 14 years where she had a number of roles including Senior Ethics Adviser with the Ethics Guidance Team and as a policy executive drafting key sections of the SRA Handbook. She has extensive knowledge of professional conduct, financial services and money laundering. Tracey is a lawyer and has also worked both in private practice and local government.