Diversity trainings for employees and managers

Equal Treatment Instead of Discrimination

Legal Certainty for Your Organization. Fairness for All.

Discrimination is prohibited by law in many areas. Reality shows why this is necessary: Almost half of Austria’s population feels treated worse than another group or even discriminated against – most of all in the areas of “work and job search”. According to a recent survey, every fifth person identifies the work environment as area of discrimination. And thus unveils it as important field of action.

With this training you’ll become well-informed and competent concerning equal treatment and anti-discrimination and will learn about key laws and regulations that apply to every organization. Using practical cases, you’ll learn what kinds of discrimination arise especially in the work environment and which factors you need to pay extra attention to. With this training you will recognize discrimination clearly and act accordingly in the worst case. Furthermore, you will receive recommended actions in order to generally prevent discrimination in your organization.

Discrimination in everyday language describes the unjustified disadvantageous distinction between individual people or groups. A person or group receives less favorable treatment in a similar situation than another person or group in the same situation would.

This idea corresponds with the legal concept of discrimination. Discrimination is prohibited in many areas: the principle of equality applies. This is regulated by numerous Austrian laws as well as the European law. 

The work environment is the area of life in which people experience most inequalities: Every fifth respondent states to have felt discriminated against either in accessing work or on the job itself. Expressed in numbers, that is approximately 1.2 million people in Austria. 

The most cited reasons are: Disadvantages concerning income, disadvantages concerning promotions or job placement, disadvantages concerning raises.

Disadvantaged employees become more skeptical, suffer from this burden or even get sick (13%). Aside from declining work performances and more sick leaves, organizations in which discrimination occurs must expect increased staff turnover. A work environment with equal opportunities for all employees definitely pays off.

Content

  • What is discrimination? Facts, forms, factors
  • Legal framework and practical cases
  • Recognizing discrimination and respond correctly
  • Actively ensuring equal treatment (prevention)
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