Diversity | Employee forced to listen to 'n-word' in diversity training debacle

Employee forced to listen to 'n-word' in diversity training debacle

When hosting a training session, it is crucial that employees leave learning something. Whether this is by giving employees concrete examples of how to approach a specific situation, using practical tasks to illustrate something or using collaborative group discussions to delve into a topic; employees generally leave the session feeling positive and knowledgeable.

However, an employment tribunal has ruled that a black employee was racially harassed when the ‘n-word’ was used repeatedly during a staff training course on diversity – Wales Online reported.

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Comments (1)

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler
    Fri, 3 May 2019 12:59pm BST
    I am not sure if the phrase "Diversity Training" is not actually part of the problem. Perhaps more emphasis on "Respect For All" might be a better message to highlight? Focus on the emotional impact and developing empathy for others.