During the last week of May and during the span of June, the world – particularly the U.S and Canada – united together to advocate and stand up against the acts of systemic racism. Discrimination is when an individual or group of individuals are treated unfairly due to their association to a group including race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, etc.
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the legislation that supports human rights, have long advocated for individuals who have faced discrimination in employment.
Companies should take the initiative to educate employees on the importance of human rights and equity in the workplace. A lot of the time, individuals hold biases that they are not even aware of – it essentially becomes a subconscious bias that individuals cannot help to avoid.
However, with the proper training and education, you can create a workplace that celebrates diversity and creates a culture of equity, fairness and overall satisfaction. Employers that are more accepting and open to diversity and inclusion have a significantly higher success rate compared to those that aren’t.
If you would like to have Human Rights & Diversity training conducted at your workplace, please do not hesitate to reach out to arrange a date and time.