Did you know that under the Equality Act 2010 your firm is responsible for discriminatory acts committed by your employees – even if you didn’t know about them?
And the SRA Handbook couldn’t be clearer – firms have a responsibility to ensure:
- services are provided in a way that respects diversity
- employees don’t discriminate against clients
- recruitment practices are fair and open
But this doesn’t mean your obligations have to be onerous. Too often we miss how SRA outcomes can help us achieve our core business goals.
Our range of solicitors services are designed to help you meet these outcomes in a way that is affordable and unique to your firm’s size, circumstances, and client base.
Creating equalities policies
Free up your time by letting us devise bespoke policies.
Meet a core SRA outcome by letting us review the way your services are delivered.
Equalities training for staff and management
brap offers fresh, interactive and fully CPD-accredited training. You can mix and match from the following options, depending on your organisation's needs.
- And Another Thing? Providing an update on the Equality Act 2010 this half day session is essential training for all staff. It's designed to generate an agreed and consistent understanding and response to issues of equality arising from the legislation, as advised by the SRA. Content covers the Act itself, the definitions of prohibited behaviour, and exploratory scenarios of where and how some behaviours may be perceived as discriminatory by staff and customers.
- Managing Diversity. A follow-on from the above, this session is designed specifically for staff who manage or supervise diverse teams. Evidence indicates that as diversity at work increases so do grievance, sickness, absence, and employee turnover rates. This session focuses on increasing managers’ knowledge and understanding of the issues arising from greater diversity in the workforce and developing their confidence to deal with such issues fairly.
- Recruitment Revisited. Another follow-on, this session is for staff involved in all aspects of recruitment - whether that's writing job descriptions, shortlisting, devising interview questions, or carrying our inductions. If your job descriptions have become a matter of custom and practice or if you'd like to find out what role unconscious bias plays in the selection process, this session is for you
If you would like to find out more about how our training courses can fit around your needs, time call or email us here.