Preventing Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace

Empower your employees to prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace

Key Learning Points:

  • Types of discrimination
  • What constitutes unlawful discrimination
  • How to prevent harassment in the workplace
  • Acceptable and unacceptable behaviour at work
  • What protected characteristics are
  • Examples of reasonable accommodations
  • What unconscious bias is and how it is formed

Course Overview

This online training course on discrimination and harassment in the workplace is designed to help employees understand how they can contribute to a fair, equal, and productive workplace and how to prevent harassment.

Drawing on the main principles of equality and diversity, learners will be introduced to various realistic scenarios which may involve workplace discrimination or harassment.

Using their knowledge, learners will have to decide whether or not the actions depicted infringe on protected characteristics and break equality and diversity laws.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 20 minutes
  • Available in 18 Languages
  • Certificate on completion
  • Regular course updates
  • Course can be tailored using Adapt Authoring Tool
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

This eLearning course on preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace is presented in two sections.

This eLearning course on preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace is presented in two sections.

Types of Discrimination

Most countries have laws which provide protection against discrimination. Unlawful discrimination is unfair or unequal treatment of a person or a group of people because of certain ‘protected characteristics’. This section looks at some examples of discrimination and influences on our behaviour that can lead to discrimination in the workplace.

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment is defined as behaviour seen as offensive by the recipient and includes unwanted conduct, creating an intimidating environment or violating a person’s dignity. This section explores what is considered as harassment, scenarios that show how it can affect individuals and organisational culture and how to raise concerns.

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




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The Assessment

Learners are tested on their knowledge throughout the course with short quizzes and feedback on the answers. After completing the two main modules, learners must take an assessment test and answer 80% of the questions correctly to complete the course. Learners can also take the assessment again to improve their score.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.


2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

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  • Dedicated Account Manager
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Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

Why Preventing Discrimination & Harassment is Important

Respect at work is essential for an effective and productive workplace. Everyone has the right to equal opportunities at work, and to be treated fairly with dignity and respect.

Discrimination and harassment is harmful to individuals and to your organisation; it is also against the law.

Raising awareness on what constitutes as discrimination and harassment and how it affects individuals can help us understand equality and diversity better and influence our behaviour positively at work.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

Employers looking to promote equality and diversity the workplace must ensure they have policies and procedures in place to prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace. This includes treating all employees fairly, creating an inclusive culture for employees on all levels, ensuring equal access to opportunities and enabling all staff to develop to their full potential.

Discrimination means treating someone differently because of who they are and the qualities they possess. Discrimination in the workplace is is illegal when it is based on the characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010. While harassment is defined as unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic with the purpose of violating an individual’s dignity and creating a hostile environment.

Training employees helps enforce a consistent level of understanding and respect needed to tackle inequality and discrimination. By raising awareness on the types of discrimination, the importance of the Equality Act and the standards that need to be met, the business can promote a fairer, more tolerant and diverse working environment.

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