Best Practices for Preventing Discrimination

Best Practices for Preventing Discrimination is an online training module for managers and supervisors in a non-video, bandwidth friendly format. It is available 24/7, and defines and clarifies the serious risks and consequences of committing or not reporting discrimination. Managers will learn the impact of discrimination on employees and other workplace participants, like contractors and customers; how to recognize discrimination; and their responsibility to identify, report, and prevent discrimination.

Trainees will learn:

  • The roots of discrimination prevention
  • The types of discrimination, including race, color, national origin, sex (gender), as well as discrimination based on religion, age, disability, and genetics
  • Acts that constitute discrimination
  • Who can commit discrimination
  • Where and when discrimination can take place
  • What is unwelcome and severe or pervasive behavior that can create a hostile working environment
  • What is a reasonable accommodation and an undue hardship
  • Warning signs of who might be a victim or perpetrator of discrimination
  • A manager’s role in preventing discrimination
  • A manager’s responsibility to communicate discrimination reports to those trained to investigate allegations of discrimination


Risks and Subjects Covered:             

  • Equal Employment:  Trainees learn discrimination’s relationship to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the types of discrimination; explanations of harassment based on discrimination; and the litigation risks of ignoring discrimination.


  • Strict Liability: Trainees will learn how they can be held strictly and personally liable with no defense available if they harass subordinates and take adverse employment actions against them.


  • Retaliation Prevention: Trainees will learn about retaliation in the context of discrimination and how they can lower their exposure to this serious risk.


  • Proper Management Practices: Trainees are encouraged to set a positive example for employees; how ignoring jokes, horseplay, and abusive conduct can lead to charges of discrimination; and how to address discrimination by other workplace participants.


  • Loss Prevention: Trainees learn the importance of observation; reporting discrimination promptly; enforcing anti-discrimination policies; cooperating with investigators; and refraining from retaliatory actions.


Audience: Managers and supervisors

Format: On-demand in a Flash format. Not compatible with handheld devices.

Length: 45-75 minutes

Trainer Available: Yes. Questions are received and answered via email from McCalmon trainers.

Language: English

Testing: Yes. Includes a pre- and post-questionnaire of ten questions.

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Written Materials: Yes

Interactive Scenarios: Yes

Closed Captioning: No

Customization: Yes. The module can be changed to incorporate organizational policies and procedures; state or regulatory statutes, and can be adapted to other languages.

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